Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ghost town of Washington

Located at the crossroads of at least 5 major thorofares of the 1800s,Washington was once a thriving settlement.Ruins remain of the tavern/hotel.Old maps and records show Washington as an important center for the area.The Tuckerton stage road passed through.During the Revolution,recruiting was centered on the tavern.Hence,the name Washington was placed on the village to honor the General.The pine barrens iron forges supplied cannon balls for the Continental Army.