Seven Mile Island

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This article is about the island in New Jersey. For the island in Canada's Nunavut Territory, see Seven Mile Island (Nunavut).

Seven Mile Island is the name of a barrier island on the Jersey Shore in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is divided between the boroughs of Avalon to the north, from 6th to 80th Streets, and Stone Harbor to the south, from 80th Street to Hereford Inlet.

The island is 7½ miles long, and is three to four blocks wide. Known as Leaming's Island in 1722, when the first purchase of its 2,725 acres (11.03 km2) was recorded, its dunes, woodlands and beaches were purchased for the equivalent of $380.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A beach island of tranquility, The Courier-Post, April 22, 2006. Accessed August 29, 2007.{dead link|April 4, 2013}

Coordinates: 39°04′32″N 74°44′20″W / 39.07551°N 74.738789°W / 39.07551; -74.738789