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Thursday, October 10, 2019

City of North Wildwood Boardwalk Historical Marker

City of North Wildwood 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 City of North Wildwood Boardwalk historical marker. This is a brand new marker that was added in 2019. You'll find it located on the corner of 2nd Street and JFK Drive. It's right on the sidewalk with the writing facing the Atlantic Ocean and the North Wildwood Seawall.
City of North Wildwood Boardwalk Historical Marker

Here's the information contained on the historical marker number 5.

City of North Wildwood 1917-Present Boardwalk

In January 1927 Council authorized construction of a new Boardwalk extending north to 2nd Avenue, with the section from 19th to 26th Avenues being moved slightly westward to align with the Wildwood Boardwalk. The section north of 16th Avenue, along what is now John F. Kennedy Beach Drive, suffered irreparable damage by numerous coastal storms and was torn down in sections during 1938 and 1939. The remaining pilings were removed in 1940.

By; City of North Wildwood - New Jersey

If you're unfamiliar with the area...North Wildwood is a borough on the northern tip of the Wildwood island. JFK Beach Drive is the ocean front drive and at the corner of 2nd Avenue you'll see a gazebo where people sit to watch the Atlantic Ocean and the dolphins that often swim by. There is paid meter parking nearby.

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