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Gloucester dates back to May 26, 1686, when courts were established separate from those of Burlington. It was officially formed and its boundaries defined as part of West Jersey on May 17, 1694. Portions of Gloucester County were set off on February 7, 1837 to create Atlantic County, and on March 13, 1844 to create Camden County.

Woodbury, founded in 1683 by Henry Wood, is the oldest town in the county. National Park, another town in the county, was the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Red Bank where Fort Mercer once stood. Here can be seen the remains of the British ship Augusta which sank during the battle. During the colonial era, Gloucester County's main economic activity was agriculture. In Woodbury was located the county courthouse, the county jail, a Quaker meeting house, and an inn. Because of the county's many creeks leading to the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean, smuggling was very common. Today, Gloucester County has a large and diverse population.












Callendar of Wills

Recent Website Updates:
December 2016
New Jersey Calendar of Wills for Gloucester County 1670- 1730

July 2015:
Harrison and Weaver Marriage Records
Marriage Notice:
Obit: Stephen John

November 2014: Obits: Eleanor Melrose Brown Harre, James Henry Harre Sr., William J. Mattson, Albert R. Nipe, Herbert Z. Nipe, June E Nipe - Contributed by Mary Gold
October 2014: News-Marriage: BANCROFT - LAWRENCE - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney
May 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List - transcribed by Kathy Black
March 2014: News: Wharton Family and Farmhand Die in Mysterious Death - Contributed by Dena Whitesell
May 2013: Obit:
Charles Willey - transcribed by Kim Mohler; The History of East Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ - Transcribed by: Sandra Stutzman
Mar 2013:
The History of Washington Township, Gloucester County, NJ -
Transcribed by: Jeanne Kalkwarf;
Jan 2013:
The History of Monroe Township, Gloucester County, NJ
Nov- Dec 2012
; The History of Franklin Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Obits: John Baxter, Samuel D. Blythe, Sarah Cooper, John Lawrence, Elizabeth Mount, Robert Pearson; MARRIAGES: Chatham - Hillman, Clark - Boate, Creveling - Bradway, Davenport - Zantzinger, Matlock - Leaming, Saunders - Henszey; The History of South Harrison Township, Gloucester County, NJ; Cemeteries: List of cemeteries; Births - Early Births; Marriages - 1845-1850 Marriages; Military: 1835 Pensioners; Military - Korean War Casualties; The History of Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ; The History of Mantua Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey; The History of Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ; The History of West Deptford Township; The History of Logan Township, Gloucester County, NJ; The History of Harrison Township

Municipalities within County

Center Square
Clayton (borough)
Glassboro (borough)
Mullica Hill
National Park (borough)
Newfield (borough)
Oak Valley

Paulsboro (borough)
Pitman (borough)
Swedesboro (borough)
Victory Lakes
Wenonah (borough)
Westville (borough)
Woodbury (city)
Woodbury Heights (borough)

County Townships

Deptford Township
East Greenwich Township
Elk Township
Franklin Township
Greenwich Township
Harrison Township
Logan Township
Mantua Township
Monroe Township
South Harrison Township
Washington Township
West Deptford Township
Woolwich Township


Formed in 1686

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Surrounding Counties:
Philadelphia County, Penn - north
Camden County, New Jersey - northeast
Atlantic County, New Jersey - southeast
Cumberland County, New Jersey - south
Salem County, New Jersey - southwest
New Castle County, Del - west
Delaware County, Penn - northwest

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