Logan Township, New Jersey

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Logan Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 6,032.

Beckett is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Logan Township. The Township is composed of five areas: Beckett, Bridgeport, Center Square, Nortonville, and Repaupo. It is also home to Pureland Industrial Complex, a 3,000-acre (12 km2) industrial park that is one of the largest in the nation.

Logan Township was originally formed as West Woolwich Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1877, from portions of Woolwich Township. The name lasted just less than a year, as the name was changed to Logan Township as of March 6, 1878.[6]

The community's name comes from John Alexander "Black Jack" Logan, a Union Army General and founder of Memorial Day.[7]


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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69.5 km²), of which, 22.6 square miles (58.6 km²) of it is land and 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²) of it (15.70%) is water.

Logan Township borders Greenwich Township and Woolwich Township. Logan Township also borders the Delaware River, and Oldmans Creek serves as its border with Oldmans Township in Salem County. Raccoon Creek branches off from the Delaware River in Logan Township.

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