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Great Egg Harbour got its name from explorer Cornelius Jacobsen Mey. During the Dutch desires for settlement and expansion in the “New World” in 1614, Mey came upon the inlet to this river. The meadows were so covered with shorebird and waterfowl eggs that he called it “Eyren Haven” (Egg Harbor).

Great Egg Harbor was originally part of Gloucester County. In 1694 a law was passed that read “forasmuch as there are families settled upon the Egg Harbor, and of right ought to be under some jurisdiction, be it enacted by the authority aforesaid that the inhabitants of the said Egg Harbor shall and do belong to the jurisdiction of Gloucester.” Previously Cape May County seems to have exercised some control over Egg Harbor for in 1693 John Somers of Great Egg Harbor was appointed by their Court to “keep a ferry across the Great Egg Harbour for Hors and Kattle.”

In 1710, by an Act of the Legislature, legal boundaries of Gloucester County were set and it covered the area from the Delaware River, along the Burlington County line to the sea and back up the Great Egg Harbor River to the Delaware River. At that time Great Egg Harbor encompassed all that we know as Atlantic County today. In 1837 Atlantic County was set apart from Gloucester County and the Townships were: Egg Harbor, Weymouth, Hamilton and Galloway.

$3,900,000
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ATLANTIC
COUNTY
100 Blackman Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$1,599,900
Land For Sale
Active
ATLANTIC
COUNTY
224 Pine Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$1,565,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
13 Sunset Blvd
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08403
Seaview Harbor Subdivision
$1,500,000
Land For Sale
Active
ATLANTIC
COUNTY
108 Franklin Ave Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$1,499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
110 Hospitality Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Seaview Harbor Subdivision
$1,100,000
Land For Sale
Active
ATLANTIC
COUNTY
Thompson Lane
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
51 Sunset Blvd
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08403
Seaview Harbor Subdivision
$994,900
Land For Sale
Active
ATLANTIC
COUNTY
224 Pine Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$989,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
427 Pine Ave Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
69 Pebble Beach Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-9999
Harbor Pines Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
20 Hideaway Ln
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
104 Hospitality Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08403
Seaview Harbor Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
15 Osprey Ct
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$789,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
6529 Delilah Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-5148
 
$718,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
8 Otter Ln
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-7808
 
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract Cont To Show
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1 Glen Aire Drive
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
135 Wharf Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$649,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
6068 English Creek Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$599,000
Land For Sale
Active
ATLANTIC
COUNTY
6124 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
Price Change - a week ago
$598,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
4
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100 Captains Walk
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-5883
 
$595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
4
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34 Buckingham
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Sherwood Forest Subdivision
$589,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5 Marty Ln
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$552,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
105 Thompson Lane
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
New Listing - yesterday
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
211 Harbor Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$549,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
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69 Marshall Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Ballenger Woods Subdivision
$534,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3 Glen Aire Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
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215 Asbury Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$500,000
Land For Sale
Under Contract
ATLANTIC
COUNTY
3334 Bargaintown Rd
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
103 Aberdeen Cir
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$498,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
116 Lighthouse Ln
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Harbor Acres Subdivision
$496,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
49 Gallant Fox Ln
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$485,000
Land For Sale
Active
ATLANTIC
COUNTY
6742,6744,6748 Washington Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$484,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
419 Aurora Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$479,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
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31 Gallant Fox Ln
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
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144 Crystal Lake Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$469,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
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209 Mystic Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Harbor Acres Subdivision
$465,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
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130 Snowdrop Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Village Grande At English Mill Subdivision
$464,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
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238 LILY Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Village Grande At English Mill Subdivision
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
227 LILY Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Village Grande At English Mill Subdivision
$449,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
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5099 English Creek Ave
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$449,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
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300 Furlong Circle
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$445,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
36 Jackson Dr Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Village Grande At Little Mill Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$440,100
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
8 PRIMROSE Cir
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Village Grande At English Mill Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$434,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
133 Rockport
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$429,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
214 Sea Pine Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Sea Pines Subdivision
$429,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
6417 MILL ROAD
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$429,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
236 Churchill Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Equestrian Est Subdivision
$429,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
217 Waterford
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
Price Change - a week ago
$429,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
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9 Holden Ct.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
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305 Blossom Cir
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
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213 Asbury Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
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4 Thorobred Rd
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Equestrian Est Subdivision
$420,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
17 Weeping Willow Cir
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$415,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
11 DAFFODIL Road
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Village Grande At English Mill Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$415,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
220 Crystal Lake Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Crystal Lakes Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$415,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
227 Crystal Lake Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Crystal Lakes Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$409,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
18 Stoney Creek Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$409,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
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130 W Kennedy Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 
$405,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
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216 E Kennedy Dr
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234-5462
 
$402,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
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18 Weeping Willow
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
 

Egg Harbor Township, as it remains today, encompasses 41,600 acres. It includes the villages of Bargaintown (the seat of government), English Creek, Scullville, Steelmanville, McKee City, Cardiff, Farmington and West Atlantic City.

Some of the earliest families that settled the area were the Scull, Steelman, Blackman, English, Lake, Ireland, Smith, Somers, Jeffrey, Frambes, and Van Sant’s. They were millers, shipbuilders, farmers, seamen, and tavern keepers.

In addition, you may read more on the history of Egg Harbor Township by visiting http://www.ehthistory.org/ . Please visit the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society Museum and Library at 6647 West Jersey Avenue for additional information and to view artifacts as well as historical documents.

Nancy Campione your Egg Harbor and Brigantine Realtor