Little Egg Harbor Township
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Little Egg Harbor Township

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Welcome to Little Egg Harbor Township, nestled in the heart of Ocean County, New Jersey! We are delighted to extend a warm greeting to residents, visitors, and all those curious about our vibrant community. Whether you’re drawn to our picturesque landscapes, rich history, or bustling local events, you’ll find a wealth of opportunities to explore and enjoy. From our pristine beaches to our thriving businesses, Little Egg Harbor Township offers something for everyone. We invite you to discover the charm and hospitality that define our town. Welcome home to Little Egg Harbor Township!

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Our History

Our History

Originally part of Burlington County, Little Egg Harbor took its name from the portion of a bay called Egg Harbor (known today as Little Egg Harbor) by the Dutch sailors because of the eggs found in nearby gull nests. The first known account of the town was made by Captain Cornelius Jacobsen May in 1614. The first European to settle the township was Hendrick Jacobs Falkenberg, who likely arrived by 1693 when he does not appear on a census of the Swedes along the Delaware River, where he had lived for nearly three decades. Though he was from Holstein (now in Germany), his first wife was a Finn and part of the Swedish community.

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