Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 29.
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.