Maurice River Township, New Jersey

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Maurice River Township is a township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Vineland-Millville- Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area for statistical purposes. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 6,928.

Maurice River Township was first formed as a precinct on January 19, 1748, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Millville on March 1, 1866.[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 95.7 square miles (247.9 km²), of which, 93.4 square miles (241.9 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it (2.41%) is water.

Maurice River Township borders Commercial Township, Millville, and Vineland. Maurice River Township also borders Cape May County, Atlantic County, and the Delaware Bay. The Maurice River forms the western boundary between Maurice River Township and Commercial Township.

Maurice River Township is one hour from both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, situated just off of Route 47, Route 49 and Route 55. Route 347 and County Routes 548, 550 and 552 all pass through the Township.

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