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Atlantic County New Jersey GenWeb

County Seat: Mays Landing


Welcome to the Atlantic County New Jersey GenWeb site, which is part of the N.J. GenWeb Project. The N.J. GenWeb Project is an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project which endeavors to provide free genealogy web sites for genealogical research in the United States.

My name is Lynn Tooley and I am the county coordinator for the Atlantic County, New Jersey GenWeb.

Please note: Though the information on this web page is believed to be correct, the possibility of error remains. Please notify Lynn should an error be found.

County Formation

All of what is known today as Atlantic County was once called Egg Harbor Township, the eastern half of the original Gloucester County. Named as an official district as early as 1693, 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. The county was formally created from portions of Gloucester County as of February 7, 1837, and consisted of the townships of Egg Harbor, Galloway, Hamilton and Weymouth.


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