Jackson Township

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Jackson NJ Area

40°05′35″N 74°21′22″W (40.093077,-74.35618)

Jackson, NJ is located at the northern portion of Ocean County, NJ. Jackson, NJ covers 100.624 square miles, 99.244 of which is land.

Freehold is to the north, Howell is the northeast, Millstone and Upper Freehold are to the northwest. Plumsted is to the southwest, Lakewood is to the west. While, Lakehurst, Manchester and Toms River Township are to the south.

This Township is known for being home to a world-class Great Adventure amusement Park, 45-acre water park that features a million gallon wave poo, and Wild Drive-Thru Safari. This Township also boasts a major retail center with 70 store outlets.

Jackson NJ History

Nearly twenty-five Pioneer families first settled in the Jackson area between 1665 and 1675. Forestry was the first industry in the area. Property owners then converted the stripped land into crop farms and cranberry bogs. As such, Agriculture and Poultry Farming were the main industries until around 1955-60 when home development began to flourish.

A Portion of Dover Township (now Toms River Township), Freehold , and Upper Freehold were detached to form Jackson, NJ in 1844. At the time the area was part of Monmouth County. In 1845 Portions of the township were taken to form Plumsted. In 1850 the area became part of the newly created Ocean County, NJ.

The Garden State Parkway opened in 1954 followed by a western spur and rail line into the Jackson area. This led to many North Jersey residents relocating to a Jackson, while they commuted to work in more populated and industrious areas.

Jackson NJ is named after Andrew Jackson (1829-1837), the seventh U.S. President.

Jackson Property Taxes

Property Tax Rates in many Ocean County municipalities are among the lowest in New Jersey. Find more about the General Tax Rate, Effective Tax Rate, and current Jackson Property Tax rates Here.

Six Flags at Jackson Twp NJTownship Town Hall

95 West Veterans Highway, Jackson, N.J. 08527
Phone: (732) 928-1200 Fax: (732) 928-4377
Police: (732) 928-1111
Website: http://www.jacksontwpnj.net
E-Mail Address: phild@jacksontwpnj.net