The area that is now Hammonton was carved out of Mullica and Hamilton Townships and was occupied for centuries by Lenni Lenape Indians. Early English and New England settlers developed the area into a small town that was officially founded on March 23, 1866. Currently Hammonton encompasses approximately 44.5 square miles and has a population of approximately 14,500 residents and 4,700 households.
Much of Hammonton's rich land is dedicated to agriculture. The predominant crop is blueberries, which has resulted in Hammonton being internationally recognized as the 'Blueberry Capital of the World'. Since it was founded numerous ethnic groups have settled here and nurtured Hammonton into a vibrant and desirable community where its history intersects with its rich culture.
Hammonton is rural in nature yet conveniently located just 90 miles from New York City and only 30 miles from Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Many popular New Jersey beach communities and resorts are only an hour away. New Jersey Transit provides bus and rail transportation to the area. There is also a municipal airport on the outskirts of town.
Hammonton students have the availability of well-respected public and parochial school systems offering a variety of academic and athletic programs. A branch of the Atlantic County Library system and an expanded satellite of Stockton College are also located here.
There’s something very special about the town of Hammonton. It’s a real community, where people come together to share family, friends, work and faith. Hammonton is a place where three – and sometimes four – generations of the same family call home.
On any street, you will see immaculately kept homes and businesses that show our local homeowners’ pride. Hammonton’s business community is solid, thriving and expanding. Our two local school districts, one public and one private, are the jewels of the town.
From the shores of Hammonton Lake, to the wide-open fields of our local agricultural community, to the pine and oak forests that make up the northern section of our town, Hammonton is a place of great natural beauty.
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Atlantic County is rich in historical significance, beginning back in 1664 when Charles II of England granted his brother, James, Duke of York, the land between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers. Historic and cultural experiences abound in Atlantic County. Experience some of them by clicking on the links below.