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History of Absecon


Absecon has an interesting historic past dating back before 1716 when Kings Highway was constructed along an Indian trail now known as Shore Road.

Before 1774 Absecum was a small village in Gloucester County inland of Absecum Beach in the Province of West New Jersey. This was before Galloway was created by King George III in 1774, before the United States of America declared its independence in 1776, before Atlantic County was created with the help of our Dr. Pitney in 1837 and before the Town of Absecom separated from Galloway in 1872.

To learn more about the history of Absecon, it is recommended that you contact the Absecon Historical Society at PO Box 1422, Absecon NJ 08201, or call Rob Reid, President at 609-569-9000.

Recommended readings include: Along Absecon Creek, by Sarah W. Ewing and Robert McMillin, Abseqami Yesteryear, by Jack E. Boucher, History of Atlantic City, by A. L. English, The Daily Union History of Atlantic City and County, by John F. Hall and Boardwalk Empire, by Nelson Johnson.


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