Atlantic County, NJ

ATLANTIC COUNTY, situated in the southeast part of New Jersey, on the Atlantic ocean, and watered by Great and Little Egg-Harbor rivers. Area, 550 square miles. The surface is generally level, with numerous marches, bays, and islands on the southeast, and a light sandy soil, which is productive only from cultivation. Courts are held at May’s Landing. Pop., in 1840, 8,726; in 1850, 8,962. (Fanning's, 1853)
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County
Containing Unit
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Atlantic City, NJ City or Town
Mays Landing, NJ City or Town
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