How did Oak Island Yard Get Its Name?

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How did Oak Island Yard Get Its Name?

Post by cr9617 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:38 pm

Like the subject says, where did Oak Island get its name from?

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Re: How did Oak Island Yard Get Its Name?

Post by Joseph DeLuisi » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:14 am

All I know, you probably already know this, is that it is located at 91 Bay Ave in the industrial section of the Ironbound district in Newark NJ. Sorry that I couldn't be of more help.

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Re: How did Oak Island Yard Get Its Name?

Post by R&DB » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:29 am

Oak Island Yard name comes from Oak Island Junction - the intersection of the CNJ line running north-south and the Lehigh Valley line running east-west. After looking at topographic maps from circa 1900, the area around the junction was swamp. Just to the northeast of the junction was an area of raised (dry) land surrounded by the swamp. That was probably named Oak Island. It would now be beneath the NJ Turnpike where Wilson Avenue goes underneath.
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Re: How did Oak Island Yard Get Its Name?

Post by cr9617 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:39 pm

Very interesting, thank you.

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