Pennsville Township, New Jersey

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Pennsville Township is a Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 13,194. The township is named for William Penn.[6]

Lower Penns Neck Township was formed on July 10, 1721 when Penn's Neck Township was subdivided and Upper Penns Neck Township (now Carneys Point 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. The township was renamed Pennsville Township based on the results of a referendum held on November 2, 1965.[7]

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



Pennsville Township is located at 39°39′22″N 75°31′02″W / 39.655993°N 75.517106°W / 39.655993; -75.517106 (39.655993, -75.517106).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.8 square miles (64.3 km2), of which, 23.1 square miles (59.8 km2) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it (6.89%) is water. The Salem River flows along the township's eastern and southern boundaries.[9]

Pennsville Township borders Carneys Point Township, Mannington Township, Salem, and Elsinboro Township. Pennsville Township also borders the Delaware River.

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