Almonesson, New Jersey
|Almonesson, New Jersey|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||874314|
Almonesson is an unincorporated community located within Deptford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. Route 41, Route 42, Route 55, County Route 534, and County Route 544 are major roads in and around Almonesson. The Deptford Mall is located just north of the center of Almonesson. Almonesson Lake is a large lake in the community, which at one time produced significant amounts of ice each winter. The name Almonesson derives from a Native American name meaning "young fox place".
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Almonesson include:
- Mel Sheppard (1883–1942), winner of four gold medals at the 1908 Summer Olympics and 1912 Summer Olympics, who lived here for his first nine years.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Almonesson, New Jersey
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- Marie Scholding (2003). Deptford Township. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1164-1. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
- Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed November 10, 2015.
- Anastatsia, Phil. "A champion to remember Mel Sheppard won the first of his 4 Olympic golds 100 years ago.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 14, 2008. Accessed December 27, 2013. "Sheppard was born in 1883 in Almonesson, a section of Deptford Township in Gloucester County. He lived there, in a twin house, for the first nine years of his life.... At age 9, Sheppard moved with his family to Clayton, and got a job 'rolling jars' in a glass factory for $9 a month. His family moved to Haddonfield a few years later, then to the Grays Ferry section of Philadelphia when Sheppard was about 15."
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