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All of what is known today as Atlantic County was once called Egg Harbor Township, the eastern half of the original County of Gloucester. Named as an official district as early as 1693, when the area was known as the province of West Jersey, it was bounded on the north by the Little Egg Harbor River (now known as the Mullica River), and on the south by the Great Egg Harbor River and its southern branch the Tuckahoe River. Its eastern boundary was the Atlantic Ocean, but the western boundary in the South Jersey interior was not fixed until 1761


Recent Website Updates:

January 2016:
Obits: Nathaniel McKay
News-Disasters: Eight Hotels are Destroyed by 1902 Fire at Atlantic City, New Jersey, Melville Vaniman and Crew are Killed in Dirigible Balloon Exposion
News-Miscellaneous: Walter Wellman Tries to Fly Across Atlantic in Balloon
News-Crimes: William Seyler on Trial for Murder of Jane Adams
Marriage Notice: Lee-Bryant

October 2015: Newspaper Data: Industrial - Business News: Weapons Proving Grounds Established by Bethlehem Steel company at May's Landing; May's Landing Gossip: Mrs. James and Daughter Visti Mr. and Mrs. John Iszard (Izard); Hammonton Community News: Emigration to Hammonton New Jersey; News-Disasters: 1880 Train Accident at May's Landing Causes Multiples Injuries and Deaths; News-Accidents: Louis S. Coyne Drowns; Obits and Death Notices: Japhet Townsend, Dr. George Doane Boardman
September 2015: Bios: Charles T. Abbott, Joseph E. Potts Abbott, Alfred Adams, Sr.
July 2015: Willis-Moody Marriage Record
November 2014: Obit: Emil Heilnigger- Submitted by Dale Donlon
March 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List - transcribed by Rhonda Hill
August 2013: Obit: GILMAN HAZELTON JENNESS, JOHN SIDNEY WARREN - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
May 2013: Marriages - Book 2 - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; Obits: Mrs. Samuel Bailey, Myra Gaskill, David Gifford Sr., Mrs. Marshall Ingram, Adeline Peachey, Thomas Ramsey, Francis Tylor - transcribed by FoFG mz; Marriage Notices: Abbott - English, Jory - Godfrey, Love - Albertson, Plum - Giberson - transcribed by FoFG mz
Mar 2013: Atlantic County Marriages J-Z
November-December 2012: ATLANTIC COUNTY BURIALS; List of Atlantic County Cemeteries; Methodist Burying Ground Absecon, Atlantic County N.J.; Miscellanous Old Cemeteries Records; Atlantic County Marriages
Methodist Meeting House Absecon Atlantic County N. J.; 1890 Special Census; Early Births
August 2012: The Atlantic County Record, November 30, 1912 - Transcribed by Kathy Black

Municipalities within Atlantic County

Absecon (city)
Atlantic City (city)
Brigantine (city)
Collings Lakes
Buena (borough)
Corbin City (city)
Egg Harbor City (city)
Estell Manor (city)
Folsom (borough)
Mays Landing

Hammonton (town)
Linwood (city)
Longport (borough)
Margate City (city)
Mullica Township
Northfield (city)
Pleasantville (city)
Port Republic (city)
Somers Point (city)
Ventnor City (city)

County Townships
Buena Vista Township
Egg Harbor Township
Galloway Township
Hamilton Township
Weymouth Township


County Seat:
Mays Landing

Surrounding Counties:
Burlington County, NJ - north
Ocean County, NJ - northeast
Cape May County, NJ - south
Cumberland County, NJ - southwest
Camden County, NJ - northwest
Gloucester County, NJ - northwest

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