: Club Chaos Eye Candy - Weymouth Furnance Park, NJ

Club Chaos Eye Candy - Weymouth Furnance Park, NJ

You might think it’s all scrub pines and sand here at the Jersey Shore.  But this area has played an important role in our nation’s history, and the evidence everywhere!

Just a short 30 minute drive from Manahawkin, NJ, you can find the Weymouth Furnace Park.

Weymouth Furnace     

This 19th Century south Jersey iron furnace produced iron from 'Bog Ore'.  The Bog Ore was mined in the swamps surrounding the Great Egg Harbor River and brought to the furnace by small barges, poled along canals.

The Weymouth Furnace cast cannons and cannon balls for the War of 1812 and the first iron pipe for the City of Philadelphia.  Stoves, pots and pans were also forged.

The site originally had a furnace, forge, gristmill, Methodist Church, sawmill, large owner's mansion, store, 20 workers' houses, a blacksmith shop, and a wheelwright.

Weymouth Furnace 2   Weymouth Furnance 3


In the 1860s, the forge had become obsolete as iron production methods improved and moved to areas where hard coal was plentiful. 

A paper mill was then erected on the site, after the iron furnace closed in 1862.  All operations at the Atlantic County site ceased in 1887.



Weymouth Furnance 4  Weymouth Furnace 5

Weymouth Canal


Pack a lunch, bring your canoe or kayak or just walk the trails.  Enjoy a few hours in the cool shade of the 11 acre Weymouth Furnace Park, Weymouth Road (Route 599), just off of the Black Horse Pike (Route 322) in northwestern Atlantic County.




 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsLaura Giannotta • May 03 2009 12:09PM

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This looks like an amazing place to visit, Laura.  Full of history.

 

Posted by Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate (Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Laura, this would be my favorite place to hang out if I lived in the area. It's so calming!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 9 years ago

Nice pictures, I will have to try to go there when I am in Jersey visiting family.

Posted by Jen Anderson (Exit By the Bay Realty) over 9 years ago

Hey Laura - great post - good luck in the contest.   I think I've been there :)

Posted by Kara Casamassina, Boomers and beyond (International Property Management Group, LLC) over 9 years ago

Laura...if all that old brick to talk, what a tale we would have to listen to.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 9 years ago

Laura~

 

Now you captured my attention. This is a wonderful snapshot of your area...and the photos are super, too! THX!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the history lesson. The photos look interesting too. If I am ever that far north I will surely stop by!

:)

 

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi Laura, That looks like a great place to visit! The pictures are very cool!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo,

--Anne

Posted by The Rains Team, A higher standard in real estate (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) over 9 years ago

Looks like a great place to enjoy some history and a picnic at the same time.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 9 years ago

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