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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Toms River, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Ocean County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Ocean County, NJ (47) Atlantic County, NJ (269) Burlington County, NJ (322) Monmouth County, NJ (247)  OceanCounty(47) Ocean County (47)  AtlanticCounty(269) Atlantic County (269)  BurlingtonCounty(322) Burlington County (322)  MonmouthCounty(247) Monmouth County (247)
Toms River is the county seat for Ocean County
Toms River is in Ocean County
      Ocean County (47)  
ADJACENT TO OCEAN COUNTY
      Atlantic County (269)  
      Burlington County (322)  
      Monmouth County (247)  
 
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1New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Anchor from the Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph CV-151944-1969 — 15 Ton —
Served with distinction during Kamikazi attacks in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. It later joined fleets in the Atlantic and Mediterranean and played a part in America’s early space program. Returned John Glenn, the first American to orbit . . . Map (db m92451) WM
2New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Captain Joshua Huddy
Revolutionary War Patriot led his men at the Block House Battle on the banks of the Toms River. Was captured and hung by the British at Graveley Point, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey on April 12, 1782. He gave his life for American independence.Map (db m92450) WM
3New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Captain Joshua Huddy
Joshua Huddy is celebrated as the Patriot hero of the Toms River Blockhouse Fight, but few know about his colorful past. Huddy was born in 1735 in Salem County, New Jersey. He was the oldest of seven brothers. Although he was raised in a . . . Map (db m139186) HM
4New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Elizabeth Sculthorp ForceWomen’s Heritage Trail — Teacher and Social Reformer —
Elizabeth Schulthorp Force (1902-2007) brought national fame to Toms River Schools and community with courses in Family Relationships and Social Behavior, designed and taught by her to local high school students from 1942 to 1957. News of both her . . . Map (db m92452) HM
5New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Huddy’s Hanging Stalls Peace Talks
After the Toms River Blockhouse fight, British sailors and soldiers hunted for Captain Joshua Huddy who had escaped into the surrounding area. The Associated Loyalists, a unit organized by the former Tory Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin . . . Map (db m139169) HM
6New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Old Revolutionary Cannon
Mounted by Toms River Camera Club 1908Map (db m26363) HM
7New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Preserving Baymen HeritageIndustry & Trade — Maritime History —
Local mariners or “baymen,” found that they could support themselves almost entirely from the rich harvest of waterfowl, crabs, flounder, clams, oysters, and other native resources of the back bays. To navigate the shallow depths of . . . Map (db m26364) HM
8New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — The British Attack Toms RiverToms River Blockhouse
The bloody fighting of the American Revolutionary War lasted for more than seven years and resulted in the loss of over 25,000 American lives. When British General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army to General George Washington’s . . . Map (db m139167) HM
9New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Block House
Approximate site of the Toms River Block House. Burned by the British March 24, 1782.Map (db m15685) HM
10New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Block House
The original fort which stood on the hill on Robins Street, was attacked by invading British forces on March 24, 1782. Both the fort and the entire Village of Toms River were destroyed by fire.Map (db m139203) HM
11New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Blockhouse Fight1776 - 1783 — The Joshua Huddy Affair, March 24, 1782 —
The nearby blockhouse, manned by Patriot Capt. Joshua Huddy’s New Jersey State Artillery of twenty-five men, was besieged by a force five times its size. Area Commander Maj. John Cook, six militiamen, and two Loyalist officers were killed. Huddy and . . . Map (db m139191) HM
12New Jersey (Ocean County), Toms River — Toms River Township’s First Park
Huddy Park began as a tiny marsh island near the northern bank of the Toms River. Starting in the 1890s, the owner of what was then called Gowdy Island, began filling in the marsh using material excavated from the hill on Robbins Street. Over . . . Map (db m139245) HM
 
 
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Jul. 4, 2022