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Millville Bank

[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]Established in 1795, the village of Millville had begun just as its name implies, as a series of mills powered by the waters of the old Union Mill Pond formed from damming the Maurice River. Millville slowly grew with the establishment of glass factories and a failed effort in 1837 to make Millville the county seat of government. But between 1850 and 1860 Millville’s population nearly tripled to 3,500 residents. Under this rapid growth several local citizens decided to establish the Millville Bank, incorporated in 1857.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mk_image src=”https://explorecumberlandnj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/MillvilleBankBuilding.jpg” image_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][mk_fancy_title margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none”]

Millville Army Air Field

[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]In April 1939, as the Nazis expanded their hold on Europe, the U.S. Congress approved a massive increase in the U.S. military. This included the construction of 50,000 new aircraft and the establishment of new air fields for training and defense. Early in 1940, the War Department informed the city officials of Millville, Bridgeton and Vineland that the Army Air Corps, precursor to the Air Force, was interested in having an airport built in Cumberland County. The City of Millville immediately purchased 500 acres of land next to a small, grass-covered airstrip used by the members of the Millville Flying Club, a group of local aviation enthusiasts, and offered it to the Federal Government. By February 1941 construction had begun, marking Millville Army Air Field as America’s first defense airport. By the end of 1942, the Millville airport had four concrete runways, occupied over 14,000 acres of land and housed 125 single-engine fighter planes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][mk_image src=”https://explorecumberlandnj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Milv-Army-Air-Museum20200920crop3.jpg” image_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]