Lacey Township

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Lacey NJ Area

39°51′3″N 74°13′54″W

Lacey, NJ is located in the middle portion of Ocean County, NJ. Manchester is to the west and Woodland Township is to the southwest. Berkeley and the south shore of the Cedar Creek are to the north. Barnegat and Ocean Townships are to the south.

Lacey covers 98.5 square miles, 84 of which is land. The eastern side of the township is flanked by the expansive backbay. Lanoka Harbor and the Forked River are also located on the eastern side of the township.

Lacey is known for the Popcorn Park Zoo established in 1977. The zoo is a sanctuary for various exotic wildlife such as Tigers, Pythons and Monkies and farm animals, and birds.

This Township  is also known for the world-class backbay fishing just off its eastern shore along the backbay and known for The southern portion of the Double Trouble State Park and the small community of Bamber Lakes, located in the western part of the township.

Lacey NJ History

Portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township) and Union Township (now Barnegat Township) were detached to form Lacey NJ in 1871. A Portion of Lacey, NJ was taken to form Island Beach (now part of Berkeley) in 1933.

Lacey is named after Brigadier General John Lacey (1755-1814) and American Military officer during the Revolutionary War.  In 1910 Lacey and his son Thomas constructed a road from the Forked River approximately 8 miles northwest to the Ferrago Forge on a branch of the Cedar Creek. The road was appropriately called Lacey Road. William Hurry purchased the Ferrago Forge and renamed the area Bamber which was his mothers maiden name. The Bamber Lake Area is located south of the Double Toruble State Park.

Lacey 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 Lacey Property Tax rates Here.

bamberlakeTownship Town Hall

818 West Lacey Road
Forked River, N.J. 08731
Phone: (609) 693-1100 Fax: (609) 693-0526 Police: (609) 693-6636
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