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Encyclopedia > South Jersey
This is about a region in the United States. For the island of Jersey, see Jersey.
Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. It should be noted that Mercer County and Warren County are located in the 'Greater' New York Metropolitan Area and that Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties are in the 'Greater' Philadelphia Metropolitan Area
Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. It should be noted that Mercer County and Warren County are located in the 'Greater' New York Metropolitan Area and that Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties are in the 'Greater' Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

South Jersey is a colloquial term, with no consensus definition, covering the southern portions of New Jersey between the lower Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean. Some people divide New Jersey into North Jersey and South Jersey; some put Central Jersey between them. South Jersey is closely associated with the city of Philadelphia. The name South Jersey is used to distinguish it from North Jersey, which is closely associated with New York, New York. South Jersey residents in the Pinelands have a unique southern style accent, commonly known as a Piney accent. The accent is named for the Pineys, rural residents of the Pine Barrens, located in South Jersey. Image File history File links New_Jersey_Counties_by_metro_area_labeled. ... Image File history File links New_Jersey_Counties_by_metro_area_labeled. ... MSAs and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro New Jersey has seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. ... Metropolitan statistical areas and divisions of New Jersey; counties shaded in blue hues are in the New York City metro; counties shaded in green hues are in the Philadelphia metro. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


New Jersey is sandwiched between two large cities: New York City in the northeast and Philadelphia in the southwest; Benjamin Franklin called her "a barrel tapped at both ends". South Jersey is theoretically the area within the Philadelphia sphere of influence, whereas North Jersey is the area within New York City's influence. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ... A sphere of influence (SOI) is an area or region over which an organization or state exerts some kind of indirect cultural, economic, military or political domination. ...

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Geography

South Jersey is the area that grew and expanded with Philadelphia, as part of its metropolitan area, as opposed to with New York. Traditionally, the term was used to separate only the most urban and industrial, northeastern New Jersey's counties from the rural rest of the state, as West Jersey separated East Jersey historically. While West Jersey encompassed the areas that now make up approximately 14 of New Jersey's 21 counties in the center, south, and northwest, "South Jersey" today comprises only 8 counties. There is no longer a division between the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. They meet in Central Jersey, the counties directly north of South Jersey: Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, and Monmouth County. Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Sign in a rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China An artists rendering of an aerial view of the Maryland countryside: Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank, 1918-1986), Aerial Series: Ploughed Fields, Maryland, 1974, acrylic and mixed materials on apertured double canvas, 52... The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... The Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area, is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region. ... Hunterdon County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Somerset County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... Monmouth County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


In the eastern part of the state, the apparent border between central jersey and south jersey is Interstate 195. Interstate 195 (abbreviated I-195) begins at Route 34 in Wall Township and ends at I-295 just south of Trenton, New Jersey. ...


Standard of living

In 2005, Money magazine named Moorestown the "best place to live" [not financially] in the United States, although they stated that a number of adjacent municipalities (particularly Mount Laurel, Haddonfield, Medford, Marlton, and Cherry Hill) could have just as easily been given the distinction. New Jersey's population density, as well as the geographic limitations of such a populous state, make disparities between adjoining or neighboring towns readily evident. For example, Maple Shade, which abuts Moorestown, is a township comprised of working class and mid to median income families. Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ... Moorestown Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Mount Laurel Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Medford Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Marlton is a town within Evesham Township in Burlington County, New Jersey. ... Cherry Hill Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... Maple Shade highlighted in Burlington County. ...


By contrast, nearby Camden is known as a pocket of extreme poverty and crime. Lindenwold, Clementon, Mt. Holly and Pemberton contain large segments of working class citizens. Generally, people who live in this area must commute long distances to hold a job which pays more than minimum wage. Crime and drug use is also a growing problem in these communities. The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Lindenwold highlighted in Camden County Lindenwold is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Clementon Borough highlighted in Camden County Clementon is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Mount Holly Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Pemberton Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Commuters on the New York City Subway during rush hour Rush hour at Shinjuku Station, Yamanote Line Traffic jam Commuting is the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work. ... The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ...


Commercial centers and resorts

South Jersey's regional commercial centers include: Cherry Hill, Deptford Mall in Deptford Township, and Atlantic City with its resort casinos, boardwalk, shopping, and beaches. Cherry Hill Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... The Deptford Mall is a major shopping destination in Deptford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. ... Deptford Township highlighted in Gloucester County. ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ... Casinos can refer to: the plural of Casino Casinos, Valencia, a municipality in Spain Category: ...


Other South Jersey beach resorts include: The seafront of Torquay, a seaside resort in Devon, England. ...

Avalon Borough highlighted in Cape May County. ... Brigantine is a city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Cape May City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Part of Cape May Point as viewed from the top of the Cape May Lighthouse Cape May Point is a borough located at the tip of the Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, at the southernmost tip of New Jersey. ... Longport is a Walsh Act borough located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... Margate City is a Walsh Act city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ... North Wildwood City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Ocean City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Sea Isle City highlighted in Cape May County. ... Stone Harbor Borough highlighted in Cape May County. ... Map of Cape May County Panorama of the Wildwood boardwalk, facing north Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. ... Wildwood Crest Borough highlighted in Cape May County. ... Ventnor City is a Walsh Act city located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ...

South Jersey counties

Eight counties that are commonly considered to comprise South Jersey are:

Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Salem County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

Famous South Jerseyans

David L. Budd (born October 28, 1938 in Woodbury, New Jersey) was an NBA player for the New York Knicks. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ron Dayne (born March 14, 1978 in Berlin, New Jersey) is an American football running back for the Houston Texans of the NFL. He is best known for holding the NCAA record for career rushing yards. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Robert C. McNair General manager Rick Smith Mascot Toro League/Conference affiliations National Football League (2002–present) American Football Conference (2002-present) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Houston Texans (2002–present... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Keith Elias (born February 3, 1972 in Lacey Township, New Jersey) was an American football running back who last played with the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was signed as a free agent out of college by the New York Giants from Princeton University. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Glenn Foley (b. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Bruce Scott Gordon (born February 15, 1946) is an African American business executive who spent most of his career with Verizon and currently serves as a corporate director of CBS. He was selected in June 2005 to head the NAACP, a major American civil rights organization. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, generally pronounced as EN Double AY SEE PEE) is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. ... Vernon Hill II (born circa 1946) is the chairman and founder of Commerce Bancorp and Commerce Bank of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. ... Alison Elizabeth Ali Larter (born February 28, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model best known for her screen roles aimed at teenage audiences. ... Alois Terry Al Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey), is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the New York Yankees (1987-89, 2005), the Florida Marlins (1996-97, 2005), the Toronto Blue Jays (1989-95) and the New York... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Frederick Carlton (Carl) Lewis (born July 01, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were golds, in a career that spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Michelle Malkin (née Maglalang) (born October 20, 1970) is an American columnist, blogger, author and political commentator. ... George Norcross III is a political leader for the Democratic Party of Camden County, New Jersey, United States and other areas of the South Jersey region. ... Piper Lisa Perabo (born October 31, 1976) is an American movie actress. ... Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970 in Stratford, New Jersey) is an American Daytime Emmy Award winning actress and talk show host. ... Actor Michael Schoeffling (born 1960 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey) began his career in the mid-1980s as a GQ fashion model, photographed by the likes of Bruce Weber. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Economist Paul Adolph Volcker (September 5, 1927 - ) born in Cape May, New Jersey, is best-known as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under United States Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan (from August 1979 to August 1987). ... The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve is the head of the central bank of the United States and one of the more important decision-makers in American economic policies. ... Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor and singer. ... Scott Patterson may refer to: Scott Patterson (actor), American actor known for his role on Gilmore Girls Scott Patterson (curler), Canadian curler Category: ... Calista Kay Flockhart (born November 11, 1964) is an Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Harris Browning Ross is commonly referred to as The Father of Long Distance Running in America. Born on April 26, 1924, Ross was a life-long resident of Woodbury in Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA up until his death on April 27, 1998. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Actor Michael Schoeffling (born 1960 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey) began his career in the mid-1980s as a GQ fashion model, photographed by the likes of Bruce Weber. ... Mary Birdsong. ... Scott David Schoeneweis [SHOW-en-WEISS] (born October 2, 1973, in Long Branch, New Jersey) is an American left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Malik Allen (born June 27, 1978 in Willingboro, New Jersey) is a professional basketball player in the NBA who plays for the Chicago Bulls. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nicole Wood is an American model, cosmetologist and entrepreneur. ... Playboy is an American Mens magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... 2004 Playmate of the Year Carmella DeCesare meets with fans A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month (or PMOM). ... Linda Fiorentino in What Planet Are You From? Linda Fiorentino (born Clorinda Fiorentino on March 9, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress noted for her dark beauty and husky voice. ... Norman Joseph Woodland (more frequently known known as NJ Woodland or Joe Woodland) was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 6, 1921. ... Wikipedia encoded in Code 128_B A barcode (also bar code) is a machine-readable representation of information in a visual format on a surface. ... Patricia Lee (Patti) Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819–March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ... Cooper portrait by John Wesley Jarvis, 1822 James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. ... The Last of the Mohicans is an epic novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. ... Thomas Paine (Thetford, England, 29 January 1737 – 8 June 1809, New York City, USA) was a pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical intellectual, and deist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Aqua Teen Hunger Force (also known as ATHF or simply Aqua Teen) is an American animated television series shown on Cartoon Network as part of its Adult Swim late-night programming block. ...

Culture

A list of unique South Jersey cultural icons and commercial institutions include, but is not limited, to:

The new logo for the Adventure Aquarium, Camden, New Jersey. ... Batsto River, near Batsto Village Batsto Village is a New Jersey Historic site located in Wharton State Forest in the south central Pine Barrens, and a part of the Pinelands National Reserve. ... Species See text. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ... Map of Hammonton in Atlantic County Hammonton is a town in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. ... Casinos can refer to: the plural of Casino Casinos, Valencia, a municipality in Spain Category: ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ... A former thoroughbred racecourse at Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey. ... The X-Files, see The Jersey Devil (The X-Files episode). ... Lucy the Elephant, July 2004 Lucy the Elephant is a six-story elephant-shaped architectural folly constructed of wood and tin sheeting in 1882 by James V. Lafferty in Margate City, New Jersey, two miles (3. ... For other Pine Barrens, see List of pine barrens; for a discussion of the ecotype, see pine barrens Lake Atsion in the Pine Barrens Map of the Pine Barrens The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands, are a heavily forested area covering 1. ... The Jersey Shore is a term used in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States to refer to the Atlantic Ocean-facing coast of New Jersey, together with the adjacent resort and residential communities. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Columbus Circle, New York City, NY; site of the first traffic circle in the United States completed in 1905 DeSoto Fountain sits in the center of a traffic circle in the city of Coral Gables, Florida. ... Washington Street is the name of a major east-west street in downtown Cape May, New Jersey. ... Wheaton Village (Soon to be WheatonArts)is located in Millville, New Jersey. ... Six Flags Great Adventure is an theme park in Jackson Township, New Jersey, 74 miles from New York City, 67 miles from Newark and 60 miles from Philadelphia, consisting of a theme park area, a Wild Safari area, and a water park, Hurricane Harbor. ... Jackson Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ...

External links

  • Definitions of South Jersey westjersey.org website (bibliography)
  • South Jersey Heritage: A Social, Economic and Cultural History by Professor R. Craig Koedel of Atlantic Community College
  • South Jersey Video Magazine Video archive featuring the people and culture of the region
  • Where is North and South Jersey? Documentary seeking to answer the question.

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