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A Guide To Its Present And Past
Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of New Jersey
American Guide Series

Originally published in 1939
Some of this information may no longer be current and in that case is presented for historical interest only.

Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2003

Tour 18
Junction with US 1–Woodbridge–Perth Amboy–Freehold–Lakewood–Toms River–Tuckerton–Cape May; US 9,
Forked River

FORKED RIVER (pronounced For-ked), 57.8 miles (20 alt., 512 pop.), was the home of Gen. John Lacey of Revolutionary War fame. On the L. is the old FORKED RIVER HOUSE, which was the overnight stopping place of Capt. Joshua Huddy (see above) on his trips up and down the Jersey coast to inspect the Colonial militia. At Forked River is the RECEIVING STATION (open 9-5) of the Bell Telephone System's ship-to-shore service.

South of Forked River the highway crosses the first of three branches of the stream that gives the town its name. A State-maintained YACHT BASIN is close to the road (L). Fishing and sailing parties here find boats and skippers.

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