Introduction to Pittsgrove, New Jersey
The area was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians. The region now encompassing the Cumberland and Salem counties was purchased from the Natives by John Fenwick in 1676. The Royal Charter created the township of Pittsgrove on December 6, 1769. It was officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. The manmade Parvin Lake was created in 1783, which is when the dam was being constructed across the Muddy Run. This water was used to power a saw mill, and lumber from the mill was used in the area's buildings. A part of this land was sold to Elemuel Parvin in 1796, and both the Parvin State Park and Parvin State Forest bear his name. In the 1930s and 1940s, the forest was home to Civilian Conservation Corps, a POW camp for German prisoners, and a camp for displaced Japanese American children.
Pittsgrove and Nearby Attractions
- Salem County Historical Society Museum
- Parvin State Park
- Brandywine Battlefield
- Parvin State Forest
- Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- New Jersey State Aquarium
Things To Do In Pittsgrove
Pittsburg offers easy access to the Salem County Historical Society Museum, the Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village, the Church Landing Farmhouse Museum, and Historic Batsto Village. Bellevue State Park, which was the former estate of William H. du Pont Jr., is also close by. The Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, which occupies close to 3,000 acres near the Delaware River estuary on the Salem River, provides opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography. There are also facilities for fishing and hunting of waterfowl and deer. Parvin State Park, located in the township, is spread across 1,309 acres and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, picnicking, and camping. Deer Pen Park, Green Branch Park, and Unity Park are other popular parks in Pittsgrove.
Philadelphia International Airport is the closest major airport.
Pittsgrove Higher Education
Camden County College, Cumberland County College, Rowan University, and Widener University are some of the colleges near Pittsgrove.