Exit Series
Exit 7
Bordentown Twp

Home of one of the biggest truck stops in the US.

  1. The first inhabitant of Hammonton was William Coffin, who ran a saw mill owned by John Coates. Eventually Coffin bought out Coates, and then partnered with Johnathan Haines to build a glass factory. The town got its name from one of Coffin’s sons, John Hammond Coffin.
  2. Hammonton held its first blueberry festival in 1953. The town is known as the Blueberry Capital of the World, and was even recognized as such by Ronald Reagan in a speech he gave there on September 19, 1984.
  3. Fort Dix, constructed in June-July 1917, was named after Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. In addition to being a soldier, Dix also served as a United States Senator, Secretary of the Treasury, Minister to France, and Governor of New York.
  4. During the Vietnam War, Fort Dix was home to a mock Vietnamese village, where soldiers could get specific training prior to being sent overseas.
  5. Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon and once King of Spain, lived in voluntary exile in Bordentown from 1816-1839 under the assumed name Count de Survilliers.

LATEST SUGGESTIONS FOR EXIT 7

To commemorate the assembly and operation of America’s 1st steam locomotive – the John Bull by Isaac Dripps in Bordentown 1831, I propose Exit 7 be a Dampfbier.
Literally translated it is Steam Beer. Named so because the over abundance of foam and bubbles during fermentation give the appearance of boiling.
Revive a little known historical fact by introducing a century’s old beer style for Exit 7.

submitted for Exit 7 (Bordentown Twp) by Hans
October 7th, 2011 12:40 PM

You can't have an Exit Series without honoring New Jersey's Finest! Exit 7a is the route to NJ STATE POLICE Headquarters in West Trenton. Troopers are the common denominator for all exits and would be an important addition to the series. Creative names are endless... HDF-IPA (Honor Duty Fidelity - IPA), Blue and Gold Ale, Schwarzkopf Schwarzbier (Norman Schwarzkopf is the first NJSP Colonel), Pulled Over Porter, NJ's Finest Strong Ale, Triangle Tripel, State Trooper Stout, 1921 Lager (NJSP established in 1921), Colonel Cream ale...

submitted for Exit 7 (Bordentown Twp) by Brix
March 9th, 2011 9:15 PM

exit 7 - gotta honor the state's capitol... i'd say go with a good ol' fashioned american pale lager or pilsner; just as historic to american beers as washington leading the battle of trenton was a key turning point to the american revoltion...
"exit 7 - washigton's trenton pilsner (or pale lager)...

and exit 7A - "shore points", a true seasonal summer ale i think would be prefect to honor the jersey shore... "exit 7A - shore points summer ale"

submitted for Exit 7 (Bordentown Twp) by strategy8
February 7th, 2011 5:21 PM

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