Did You Know There Are Two Statues of Liberty in Vineland NJ?
We all know about THE Statue of Liberty. She stands tall in New York Harbor overlooking New York City. (From really, really close to New Jersey.)
Did you know, though, that there are two Statues of Liberty in the city of Vineland, in Cumberland County?
Nope, neither did I!
The two statues are less than two miles apart, with one on public property, the other in a private home's backyard.
According to Roadside America, the "Tiny Folk Art Lady Liberty" is located on 7th Street at the Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society. (That's her above.) This handmade, cement statue has been overlooking the 7th and Elmer intersection since 1962. Have you ever noticed it as you drove by?
The other Statue of Liberty, according to Roadside America, sits on private property, on top of a gazebo in the backyard of a home, known as the George Arbuckel house. It was built "by a plumber who added numerous fountains and statuary" to the property including Lady Liberty. Her photo can be found in the Facebook post:
The statue is not visible from the road, although we understand if you look over a nearby fence, you can see it. More about the Arbuckle home's statue can be found at WeirdNJ.com.
Cumberland County has quite a bit of unique history. We've recently published articles about the country's first Vietnam War Memorial, in Millville, and about the Cumberland County town that got bombed during World War Two.