Jackson Township, New Jersey

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Jackson Township, named after Andrew Jackson, is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 42,816. Jackson's most famous attraction is Six Flags Great Adventure, which as of May 2005 is home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world: Kingda Ka.[8] Jackson is also home to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Wild Safari.

Jackson Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1844, from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township), Freehold Township and Upper Freehold Township, while the area was still part of Monmouth County, New Jersey. It became part of the newly-created Ocean County on February 15, 1850. Portions of the township were taken to form Plumsted Township on March 11, 1845.[9]

Cassville and Vista Center are census-designated places and unincorporated area located within Jackson Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 100.8 square miles (261.1 km²), of which, 100.1 square miles (259.2 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (0.74%) is water. Jackson is the largest city by area in Ocean County.

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