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Did You Know? A Look at Lacey's History

Five facts about Lacey's history

This is a feature that looks at facts of Lacey’s history provided by “Lacey Township People and Progress,” a book written by Dr. Ralph K. Turp and stored at the library. 

1. James Wainwright, who was murdered by Elson Rockwell, was found in the Cedar Creek. His body had decayed so he was identified by his teeth, pierced ears and scarred nose.

2. Elson Rockwell was found guilty of second degree murder in Bamber and sentenced to 20 years in state prison in Trenton but a pardon came shortly after.

3. In 1790, a one-room school with benches was opened to provide children grades one through eight an education. The school was located on Frog Hollow Road, although no traces of it exist. 

4. Another one-room school was built in 1858 in Roger Woods, Lanoka Harbor for grades one through eight and another in 1860 in Forked River for grades one through eight.

5. Bamber kids attended classes at the Rutherford home on Lacey Tract and then the second floor of Beam's Store until a one-room school was built in 1914.

Ellie Greco January 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM
According to the Lacey Historical Society information sources, the Forked River School, now the Schoolhouse Museum, was built in 1868 as a one-room school house.
Peter Saltpeter January 20, 2013 at 10:57 PM
pineys cant afford an outback
Isheet Mipants January 20, 2013 at 11:54 PM
We need a Pizza Hut since all these pizza places really suck!
Mimi Neuhaus January 21, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Try Joeys Pizza on Lacey Road.
Peter Saltpeter January 21, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Pizza hut sucks too
deb-b January 21, 2013 at 06:13 AM
where is there a Joey's on Lacey Road?


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