Cumberland County

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Cumberland County Towns

City of Bridgeton

Commercial Twsp

Deerfield Twsp

Downe Twsp

Fairfield Twsp

Greenwich Twsp

Hopewell Twsp

Lawrence Twsp

Maurice River Twsp

Millville

Shiloh Borough

Stow Creek Twsp

Upper Deerfield Twsp

Vineland

 

Education

Education & Library

College and Universities in Cumberland County

Cumberland County College

Cumberland County Technical Education Center

 

Library

Cumberland County Library

 

Government

Cumberland County is governed by a seven member Board of Chosen Freeholders. Freeholders are the equivalent of County Commissioners in other states. They are elected to a three-year term by registered voters in Cumberland County.

These are the administrative offices:

COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
790 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-453-2125

Serves as the public information center for county government departments and agencies.

County Administrator

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the county departments and their divisions and projects.

Clerk of the Board
790 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-453-2138

Responsible for the adminstrative and supervisory functions of the board of freeholders.

Prosecutor
43 Fayette Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-453-0486

The county's chief law enforcement officer.

County Counsel
790 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-453-2165

Manages all legal matters for the county, and represents the county in litigation.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
220 North Laurel Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-4449

Responsible for providing highly technical and specialized services to local law enforcement agencies.

 


Parks

  • Albert J. Kolonich, Jr. Nature Trail
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302

    Extends from Sunset Lake to the Cohanzick Zoo. Features along the trail include a fish ladder or fish passage at Sunset Lake and environment education signs to promote public education about the ecosystem, fish, and fish migration.

  • Bayshore Discovery Project
    2800 High Street (Bivalve)
    Port Norris, NJ 08349
    (856) 785-2060

    Enjoy the scenic Delaware Estuary from the decks of the AJ Meerwald Schooner. The schooner is an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay Oyster Schooner. The 115 foot long AJ Meerwald is listed on the National and New Jersey Register of Historic Places. Passengers can take part in sailing the schooner while learning about the natural resources that historically supported and molded the Bayshore communities.

  • Bridgeton Riverfront
    Route 49 (Broad Street) and Commerce Street
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302

    Located in downtown Bridgeton along the Cohansey River, the Riverfront hosts a variety of quality family entertainment.

  • Cohanzick Zoo 
    Bridgeton, NJ

    The Cohanzick Zoo, New Jersey's first zoo, has been providing education and enjoyment to the community of Bridgeton since 1934. Located in Bridgeton's 1,100-acre city park, the zoo has over 200 birds and mammals from around the world. White tigers, bears, leopards, ring-tailed lemurs, and eagles are only a few of the magnificent animals that may only be seen at the Cohanzick Zoo.

  • East Point Lighthouse
    Where the Maurice River meets the Delaware Bay, southwest of Heislerville
    Maurice River Township, NJ

    The East Point Lighthouse has played an important part in the maritime history of the Maurice River area of Cumberland County, New Jersey. Originally known as the Maurice River Lighthouse, it was erected in 1849 by the United States Lighthouse Establishment. The present name was initiated in 1913.

  • Glades Wildlife Refuge
    Down Township, NJ

    Located along the Delaware Bay in Downe Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, The Glades Wildlife Refuge is a conservation project of the Natural Lands Trust, a regional land trust based in Media, Pennsylvania. Extending from Raybins Beach, north to Ackley Road, the Refuge consists of three tracts: the Glades proper, Bear Swamp West, and the Reineman Wildlife Sanctuary. All three tracts are managed by Natural Lands Trust as a single system, which to date totals approximately 5,300 acres.

  • Manamuskin River Preserve

    More than 3500 acres, Manumuskin River Preserve is the largest Conservancy preserve in New Jersey.  This preserve was established to protect the globally rare plant, sensitive joint-vetch, Aeschymnome virginica.  The population of sensitive joint-vetch along the Manumuskin River is the largest, healthiest stand in the world.  The preserve also hosts other rare plants, animals, and plant communities mainly due to the pristine water quality and undisturbed nature of the area.  Fifteen of New Jersey's threatened and endangered species of birds breed in the Manumuskin River Basin.

  • Meadow Wood Environmental Sactuary
    Route 49 and Route 671 at Union Road
    Maurice River Township, NJ

    At the Meadow Wood Environmental Sanctuary, you can go canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, nature trailing, and just enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

  • Maurice River Corridor

    The Maurice River corridor is an unusually pristine Atlantic Coastal river with national and internationally important resources. As part of the Atlantic flyway, its clean waters and related habitats are vitally important to the migration of shorebirds, songbirds, waterfowl, raptors, rails, and fish. Other important resources include a rare and endangered joint vetch, shortnose sturgeon and striped bass, and a pre-historic settlement site. Historically, the Maurice is home to a rich fishing, boating, and oystering heritage. The river supports New Jersey's largest stant of wild rice and 53 percent of the animal species that New Jersey has recognized as endangered, excluding marine mammals.

  • Seabrook Educational & Cultural Center
    Upper Deerfield Township
    Municipal Building
    (Lower Level)
    Hwy. 77 PO Box 5041
    Seabrook, NJ 08302
    856-451-8393

    The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during the time of World War II in December of 1941 made the Americans fear that the Japanese-American population would also turn against the United States. Because of this, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that allowed 110,000 Japanese Americans to be considered "enemy aliens" and to be moved into internment camps away from their home on the West (Pacific) Coast. These individuals were given one week to pack and be evacuated to ten different, overcrowded internment camps around the country.

    While barred in these camps, farms around the country were in need of workers. One of these was Seabrook Farms.

 

 

Sports & Recreation

Family/Outdoor Fun

Bridgeton Hall of Fame Sports Museum
Burt Avenue Recreation Center
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-451-7300

This South Jersey museum is dedicated to individuals and teams of all sports in this region of New Jersey. Photos, equipment, scrapbooks, and other memorabilia of many well known men and women of national fame and regional and local renown in sports are on display in this modern and spacious facility.


Delsea Drive-In Theater
2203 South Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ
856-696-0011

NJ's only drive-in movie theater!


Golf

  • Cohanzick Country Club
    Bridgeton Fairton Rd
    Fairton, NJ 08320
    856-455-2127

  • Eastlyn Golf Course
    4049 Italia Ave
    Vineland, NJ 08361
    856-691-5558


Hockey

Canlan Ice Sports of Vineland
2111 Industrial Way
Vineland, NJ 08360
856-691-2222

Skate 2000
1748 South Burlington Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-459-3666

NJ Devils

NY Islanders

NY Rangers

Philadephia Flyers

Racing

NJ Motorsports Park
47 Warbird Drive
Millville, NJ 08332
856-327-7217



 

Visitor Center

Cumberland County Tourism Advisory Council
790 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
856-453-218

 

 

 

 

 


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