Sawmill Locations

Teegate

Administrator
Site Administrator
Sep 17, 2002
21,618
3,602
1,093
All,

Here is a quick attempt to put all of the sawmills I know of in one post. I have more to add in the coming days and will not post the coordinates if I know it is private property, or have concerns it is private property.

Guy



Sawmill # 1

Jeff (Woodjin) located this. It can be found just off Route 70 near Reeves Bogs on Arkansas Trail.

39.91394
-74.54552

http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.91394&lng=-74.54552&z=17&type=k&gpx=









Sawmill # 2


Jeff (Woodjin) located this. It can be found on the opposite side of the Oswego from Martha Furnace.

39.68874
74.51371

http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.68874&lng=-74.513710&z=15&type=k&gpx=








Sawmill # 3

Jeff (Woodjin) located this. It can be found behind Barnegat Wreckers just off of Route 72.

39.81231
-74.40119


http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.81231&lng=-74.40119&z=16&type=k&gpx=








Sawmill # 4


First brought to my attention by Barry Caselli from the Ghost Town website. It is located along Friendship Road near Godfrey’s Bridge


39.68843
-74.55302

http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.68843&lng=-74.55302&z=15&type=k&gpx=








Sawmill # 5


Jeff (Woodjin) located this. It is most likely the Emmor W. Mick Sawmill located on what I believe to be private property near Route 70. This is the only one I have visited that still has viewable remains of a building.








Sawmill #6


Ed Campbell (edcampbell) located this after a controlled burn. It can be found just off of Carranza Road near the Batona Trail.


39.76896
-74.62653


http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.76896&lng=-74.62653&z=14&type=k&gpx=








Sawmill # 7


Kingofthepines located this. It can be found in Browns Mills just north of Mirror Lake on Trenton Road.


39.98749
-74.59310


http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.98749&lng=-74.59310&z=15&type=k&gpx=






Sawmill # 8

Myself and various others knew of this location, and Ben’s research has named it as Van Note Camp. It is located on Glassworks Road near Buckingham.

39.92648
-74.47801


http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.92648&lng=-74.478018&z=16&type=k&gpx=







Sawmill # 9

Located by PBX (Pine Barren Explorers) on the “Hiking The Featherbed” outing. It is located off of Carranza Road between the Featherbed Branch and the Shane Branch.


39.76854
-74.59054


http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.76854&lng=-74.59054&z=16&type=k&gpx=







Sawmill # 10


Located by Bob (pbxbob) on the “Half Wet, Half Dry, All Wild” PBX outing near Hawkins Bridge when he walked right across it.


39°71646
74°56302


http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.71646&lng=-74.56302&z=17&type=k&gpx=








Sawmill # 11

Located by Scott (RedneckF350) along the Albertson Branch.

39.69120
-74.77069

http://maps.njpinebarrens.com/#lat=39.6912&lng=-74.770689&z=16&type=k&gpx=






Sawmill # 12


Located by Jessica Thompson. Immediately after the below photo was taken we were approached by two men who said the property was private. As of yet I have not had time to check on that. This is located near Pine Crest.






Sawmill # 13


Located near Batsto in the Mordecai Swamp. Incomplete GPS coordinates for now.


 

LARGO

Piney
Sep 7, 2005
1,520
57
1,028
48
Pestletown
Guy,
You may of course list this base. It is in Elm on the outskirts of Wharton just beyond Iron Mill but for now is on private property so coords I can give you but not post public. It's in pretty nice shape.

Geographically it is not terribly far from RedNek's Albertson base and may be from the same folk. Call it any number you wish.

g.
 

ecampbell

Piney
Jan 2, 2003
2,491
549
1,093
Guy, how about the great one you just found on the Oswego PBX hike?
Have to see it.

Ed
 

GermanG

Piney
Apr 2, 2005
1,035
277
1,063
Little Egg Harbor
I don't have a pic of it but there are remains of an old sawmill at Cloverdale Park. I don't know the history of it but Mrs. Collins told me it was in ruins when her husband's family first arrived there.
 

Teegate

Administrator
Site Administrator
Sep 17, 2002
21,618
3,602
1,093
What an awesome post, Guy. Thanks for taking the time to post all of those. Gives me a few new targets for this season's wandering.
Sweet! Glad you like it. I have more to add.


Guy
 

Boyd

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Jul 31, 2004
6,787
1,146
1,093
Ben's Branch, Stephen Creek
This map, from Pinelands Folklife (Rutgers Univ Press, 1987) shows several sawmills (and other interesting stuff) in the Tuckahoe area.

 

Teegate

Administrator
Site Administrator
Sep 17, 2002
21,618
3,602
1,093
Boyd,

Thanks for the info! Charles Hartman made some very interesting maps.

Guy
 
  • Like
Reactions: Lou2700

Teegate

Administrator
Site Administrator
Sep 17, 2002
21,618
3,602
1,093
I added 11, 12, and 13. GPS coordinates are limited for various reasons.

Guy
 

wolfspider05

Explorer
Nov 12, 2004
217
1
16
35
Riverside Nj
There is also one on the wading river on Godfrey Estlow's property, I have a map of the old property and located the sawmill location.

PS. I know this thread is old, just thought i'd add it to the list.
 

Teegate

Administrator
Site Administrator
Sep 17, 2002
21,618
3,602
1,093
That would be a much older sawmill than most of the ones posted here.

Guy
 

wolfspider05

Explorer
Nov 12, 2004
217
1
16
35
Riverside Nj
That would be a much older sawmill than most of the ones posted here.

Guy
It is made from Jersey sandstone, there is a good possibility that it isn't the one on the map I have from 1836. I still have a lot more to do in that area, locating the property stones is on the list.
 

flash

Scout
Jul 25, 2009
73
11
8
I haven't been on this site for quite some time, but i happen to know the sawmill and property that wolfspider is reffering to. I also have noticed that it is not mentioned in this thread. It is quite old(being made of sandstone). Godfrey's is not talked about much, besides it just being a camp area. I feel that this areas history has gone neglected. Has anyone else seen or heard of this old sawmill camp's location, or are wolfspider and i the only ones who know about this?
 

manumuskin

Piney
Jul 20, 2003
7,423
1,498
1,093
55
millville nj
www.youtube.com
All but maps 1 and 2 appear to be broken.
Ed
they appear to be broken but worked for me.let them download and even if they do not appear in your browser they are still there,at least they are on mine.right click and choose "save as" and go ahead and save them to your computer even though you can't see them.then open them with another program such as Paint or your windows media viewer.
Al