Double Trouble State Park

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Double Trouble State Park
Double Trouble cranberry bog.jpg
Double Trouble cranberry bog
Double Trouble is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
Double Trouble
Double Trouble
Double Trouble is located in New Jersey
Double Trouble
Double Trouble
Double Trouble is located in the United States
Double Trouble
Double Trouble
LocationOcean County, New Jersey
Coordinates39°53′52.36″N 74°13′16.65″W / 39.8978778°N 74.2212917°W / 39.8978778; -74.2212917Coordinates: 39°53′52.36″N 74°13′16.65″W / 39.8978778°N 74.2212917°W / 39.8978778; -74.2212917[1]
Area8,495 acres (34.38 km2)
Opened1964
Operated byNew Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Double Trouble State Park is located in Lacey and Berkeley Townships in Ocean County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The park was once the Double Trouble company's company town. The park's wilderness provides a unique insight into the Pine Barrens ecosystem. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

Double Trouble Historic Village[edit]

The Double Trouble Historic Village was originally a cranberry farm and packing plant. The Double Trouble Company was formed by Edward Crabbe in 1909 to sell timber, millwork products, and cranberries.[2] Many sawmills have been in the town since the mid-18th century. The village consists of cranberry bogs and fourteen restored historic structures dating from the late 19th century through the early 20th century including a general store, a schoolhouse and houses. The sawmill was restored in 1995, and the cranberry sorting and packing house were completed in 1996.

The town was named for the fact that muskrats breached a local dam twice in one week.[3]

Double Trouble Historic District
Area200 acres (81 ha)
NRHP reference #78001787[4]
NJRHP #2276[5]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 23, 1978
Designated NJRHPOctober 14, 1977

Double Trouble Historic District[edit]

The Double Trouble Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1978 for its significance in agriculture and industry.[6]

Cedar Creek[edit]

Cedar Creek's headwaters start from the Greenwood Forest Management Area to its mouth at Barnegat Bay. Cedar Creek provides the water needed for cranberry culture and provides a source of water for wildlife.

Trail[edit]

The Double Trouble State Park Nature Trail is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) loop trail. (This trail is not rated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection). The trail is part of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Route.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/double.html
  2. ^ New Jersey Department of Parks and Forests
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 37.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Ocean County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. September 13, 2018. p. 2.
  6. ^ Pauline Miller (March 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Double Trouble Historic District". National Park Service. With accompanying 20 photos from 1977
  7. ^ New Jersey Coastal Heritage Route

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