Warwick in History – The year 1836 is the first time the name Greenwood Lake appears on the records. No reason has been found why the change of name from Long Pond to Greenwood Lake. more….

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“Warwick in History” – The year 1836 is the first time the name Greenwood Lake appears on the records. No reason has been found why the change of name from Long Pond to Greenwood lake.
This was also the year a contract was drawn between Jacob M. Ryerson, an iron mine owner, and the Morris Canal Company for a dam to be built across the southern tip of Long Pond. This dam was to supply water for transportation of barges from the mines and furnaces to the rivers and from there to other transportation. The dam raised the waters of the lake twelve feet and created the east, west, and north arms of the lake. When the dam was built, waters covered many of the old boundary lines.