Galloway Township, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

Galloway Township, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

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Overview


Galloway Township, founded in 1774 by the royal patent of King George III, is the largest municipality in New Jersey, encompassing the Absecon Highlands, Cologne, Conovertown, Germania, Higbeetown, Leeds Point, Oceanville, Pinehurst, Pomona, Smithville, and South Egg Harbor. Galloway has experienced everything from pirates to Prohibition. The Battle of Chestnut Neck occurred in Galloway in 1778 during the American Revolution. Along the way, the township has become home to Historic Smithville and Village Greene, the Seaview Resort, and the Noyes Museum of Art and has become the supposed birthplace of the fabled “Jersey Devil.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738574110
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Joseph Federico, a freelance writer and entrepreneur, graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a bachelor of arts in literature. Matthew McHenry, a freelance editor and avid reader, graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts in literary studies and a minor in professional writing. In Galloway Township, they have worked very closely with the Galloway Historical Society and several prominent families and local businesses to document this wonderful and beloved southern New Jersey town.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Families 11

2 Agriculture 43

3 Schools and Industry 51

4 Renault Winery 83

5 Smithville 95

6 Wars 117

7 Folklore 123

Bibliography 127

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