Menantico State Colony

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Menantico State Colony
Established 1913
Opened 1919
Current Status Closed
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location Vineland, NJ
Alternate Names


Starting in 1913 the Vineland Training School operated a farm called the Menantico Colony. At the time known as the Vineland Training School for Backward and Feeble-minded Children, the school purchased 530 acres of land that was predominately scrub growth of oak and pine in order to cultivate it into arable land. Utilizing the labor of the institutionalized boys, the school went on to produce an abundance of corn, berries and sweet potatoes among a host of other fruits and vegetables.