Carneys Point Township, New Jersey

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Carneys Point Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 7,684.

Upper Penns Neck Township was formed on July 10, 1721 when Penn's Neck Township was subdivided and Lower Penns Neck Township (now Pennsville Township) was also formed. The township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798 as one of New Jersey's original group of 104 townships.[6] The township was renamed Carneys Point Township based on the results of a Township meeting held on November 10, 1976, after voters approved a referendum held eight days earlier.[7]

Carneys Point CDP is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Carneys Point Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 17.8 square miles (46.0 km2), of which, 17.5 square miles (45.3 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2) of it (1.41%) is water. The Salem River flows along a portion of the township's southern boundary.[8]

Carneys Point Township borders Oldmans Township, Pilesgrove Township, Mannington Township, Pennsville Township, and Penns Grove.

Carneys Point Township is connected to the State of Delaware by the Delaware Memorial Bridges over the Delaware River.

Carneys Point Township is located at 39°42′31″N 75°28′21″W / 39.708708°N 75.472492°W / 39.708708; -75.472492 (39.708708, -75.472492).[9]

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