Hammonton, New Jersey

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Hammonton, founded by Charles K. Landis, is a town in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the town population was 12,604. It is located directly between Philadelphia and the resort town of Atlantic City, along a former route of the Pennsylvania Railroad currently used by New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Line.

Hammonton was settled in 1812. It was incorporated as a town by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 5, 1866, from portions of Hamilton Township and Mullica Township.[9]

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Geography

Hammonton is located at 39°38′28″N 74°47′10″W / 39.641181°N 74.786162°W / 39.641181; -74.786162 (39.641181, -74.786162).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.5 square miles (107.4 km2), of which, 41.3 square miles (106.9 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of it (0.51%) is water.

Hammonton borders the Borough of Folsom, to the southwest, and both Hamilton and Mullica townships to the southeast. It also borders Camden County to the northwest, and Burlington County to the north east. It is located in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, so is largely flat, though the highest point in Atlantic County is located along the Pennsylvania Railroad within the borders of Hammonton. Due to its proximity to the Pine Barrens, the soil is largely sandy, making it ideal for growing blueberries. Low, marshy areas, often within the Pine Barrens are also used for cranberry cultivation.

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