Whitesbog Village

Name:

Whitesbog Village

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Latitude / Longitude:

39°53’27.66 N 74°34’46.63 W

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Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

The forest also contains Whitesbog Village, an historic company town, founded in the 1870s by Joseph J. White which was once one of the largest cranberry and blueberry farms in the state, active through the mid-20th century.

Remains:

The cultivated blueberry, a hybrid of the native Vaccinium caesariense, was developed and commercialized here by Elizabeth Coleman White and Frank Coville. The now silent Whitesbog Village exemplifies the changes in agriculture in this state. The site has been leased to the nonprofit Whitesbog Preservation Trust for restoration.

Established:

1870

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

 

Remarks:

The Brendan T. Byrne State Forest (formerly the Lebanon State Forest) is a 37,242 acres (150.71 km2) state forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Its protected acreage is split between Burlington and Ocean Counties.

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