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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Borough of Anglesea Boardwalk Historical Marker

Over the past 7 years we've been following the New Jersey Historical Marker Trail all through the Garden State and documenting them here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them.

While on a road trip through southern New Jersey we stumbled upon the Borough of Anglesea Boardwalk Historical Marker (marker number S1) located on the corner of 16th Street and Surf Avenue in North Wildwood, New Jersey. Here's the information contained on the marker for those of you who do waymarking.
Anglesea Boardwalk Historical Marker in North Wildwood, New Jersey

Borough of Anglesea 1885-1906 Boardwalk

In February 1904 Borough Council, authorized construction of a Boardwalk on Surf Avenue from this point to the Borough’s southern border. It was removed just 8 years later due to the rapidly expanding beach, and a new Boardwalk was built closer to the ocean. Although a number of smaller Boardwalks had been built previously, the 1904 Boardwalk was the first to connect with its counterpart in Wildwood Borough.

By: City of North Wildwood, New Jersey

If you're looking for the historical marker you'll find it right on the street corner. If you want to photograph it for your waymarking records, there is free street parking nearby. There are several other markers nearby that you may want to document while you're there.

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