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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.

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Recent Website Updates:
November 2017
Crime News: Walsh Arrested for Embezzlement - Contributed by Robin Line



Municipalities within County

Barnsboro
Beckett
Bridgeport
Center Square
Clayton (borough)
Gibbstown
Glassboro (borough)
Mullica Hill
National Park (borough)
Newfield (borough)
Nortonville
Oak Valley

Paulsboro (borough)
Pitman (borough)
Repaupo
Sewell
Swedesboro (borough)
Turnersville
Victory Lakes
Wenonah (borough)
Westville (borough)
Williamstown
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

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Formed in 1686

County Seat:
Woodbury

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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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