History

Important Dates in Toms River Township

  • June 24, 1767: Chartered by Act of the Colonial Legislature
  • March 24, 1782: Village of Toms River attacked and burned by the British
  • 1782 t0 1783: Revolutionary War peace talks in Paris delayed due to British attack on Toms River
  • 1850: Ocean County established; Dover Township chosen as County seat
  • 1954: Garden State Parkway opened; Dover Township divided into eastern and western parts as a result
  • 1990: Dover Township census population reaches 76,371
  • 2000: Dover Township census population reaches 89,706
  • 2006: Dover Township name changed to Toms River Township

Let Us Know About Interesting Information

The Toms River Township Historian is J. Mark Mutter, Esquire. If you have important or interesting information about Toms River Township history, visit us at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

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