English Lane in English Creek

Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks at Egg Harbor Township history. Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who shares early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers.

A large oak tree, estimated to be over 300 years old, stands, although no longer living, on English Lane in the English Creek section of the township. James and Mary English’s home on English Lane and Christopher Lake English’s home on the the other side of the road were once shaded by this mighty oak tree for generations.

Information and photo provided by the book “Journey Through Time A Pictorial History of Egg Harbor Township NJ.”

Upcoming events

The History of Glass Making 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center. Kristin Qualls of Wheaton Arts Center discusses the impact glass making had on the growth of South Jersey. There is a a suggested donation of $2 for admission, free for GEHTHS members and students.

The museum/library is open on the first Saturday of the month and each Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Go to gehthsmuseum.org or the Facebook page for the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Museum. Call 609-813-2002.

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