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Belcoville - Estell Manor

Belcoville - Estell Manorloupe
Egg Harbor Township
USA 08234

Belcoville was the company town for Bethlehem Loading Company located in Estell Manor, NJ.  Built in less than six months, the village could house 400 families & 3,000 single employees.  Belcoville included a town hall, school, bank, bowling alley & retail stores. 

Today, the site is part of an Atlantic County Park where many concrete ruins & rail beds remain. 

See the 'Bethlehem Loading Company - Estell Manor' entry for more information on the ammunitions loading plant. 

Narrative adapted from Atlantic County, NJ official website. 

Photos courtesy of: Atlantic County, NJ


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