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Monday, November 25, 2019

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Historical Marker in North Wildwood

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Historical Marker in North Wildwood New Jersey
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 Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Historical Marker located behind the lighthouse (up on the North Wildwood Seawall) in New Jersey. You can view the marker by one of two ways: Walk through the lighthouse gardens to get to the seawall which runs behind the lighthouse or Walk up/down the seawall from Anglesea or from the North Wildwood direction. It's marker number N3 in the series. Check out our LINK to see all of the beautiful photos that we took of the lighthouse and to learn more about it.
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Historical Marker in North Wildwood, New Jersey

Borough of Anglesea 1885-1906 Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

Work was completed in the spring of 1874 at this site, the original location of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. The fourth-order Fresnel Lens in the tower was illuminated for the first time on May 11, 1874. Erosion on the south side of the Inlet, due to repeated coastal storms, caused the foundation to be severely damaged, and the Lighthouse was moved 150 feet west in September 1913 to its current location. City of North Wildwood, New Jersey

By: City of North Wildwood, New Jersey

If you're following the New Jersey historical marker trail you'll find several other markers located on the Wildwood island. Matter of fact, the Hotel Anglesea historical marker is located just a few feet away on the North Wildwood Seawall. One of the really cool things about documenting these two markers is that you'll be treated to the BEST Atlantic Ocean views on the entire island while you're there!

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