Thursday, June 24, 2010

Somers Mansion - Somers Point, NJ

Somers Mansion hits above with is now the circle leading over the bridge to Ocean City, New Jersey. I grew up in the Somers Point area and this house is a big part of the local history. It was built by Richard Somers to house his family of Quakers. Years later this town would be come famous when a member of the family, Richard Somers would become a famous Naval Captian in the Battle of Tripoli. the USS Somers was named for the Great Grandson of the Family's Founder. The family grew up here in this house.

1 comment:

  1. Nice. I only found out the other day about Ocean City, NYJ. I am familiar with Ocean City, MD. Now I have to come see the other OC