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Belcoville, New Jersey
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||874643|
The town was founded in March 1918, during World War I to provide housing for the nearby Bethlehem Loading Company munitions plant. A town hall, school, bank, bowling alley, and several types of stores were created by August. The facility continued production until 1919, after the war had ended, and was subsequently torn down and scrapped. Belcoville had a population of almost 10,000 at its peak. The land was purchased by the Mays Landing Water Company after the facility was demolished. In 1923, a church and fire company were founded.
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