Introduction to Hammonton, New Jersey
Hammonton, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 15 miles NE of Vineland, New Jersey and 29 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Atlantic - Cape May metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,604 people lived in Hammonton.
The first settlers arrived in Hammonton in the year 1812. It was founded by the property developer Charles K. Landis. The town was officially incorporated on March 5, 1866 from parts of the Hamilton Township and the Mullica Township. The community was named in honor of glassworks owner John Hammond Coffin. Hammonton is known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World," and the "Red, White, and Blueberry Festival" is held here every summer.
Hammonton and nearby Attractions
- Historic Batsto Village
- Noyes Museum of Art
- Albertson Brook
- Oak Grove Cemetery
- Hammonton Lake Park
- Adventure Aquarium
Things To Do In Hammonton
The historic sites and museums near the town of Hammonton include the Historic Batsto Village, the Walt Whitman House, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and the Warren E. Fox Nature Center. In Hammonton, one can take a trip around the various old-world cemeteries, the Green Mountain Cemetery, the Oak Grove Cemetery, and the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery. The town also has a number of streams and lakes all around it. Among these are the Albertson Brook, the Cedar Brook, and the Hammonton Lake. For those with small children, a visit to the Adventure Aquarium or the Hammonton Lake Park may prove to be a fun-filled outing.
Air transportation is available from the Atlantic City International Airport.
Hammonton Higher Education
Colleges offering higher education to residents of Hammonton include the Atlantic Cape Community College, the Richard Stockton College Of New Jersey, Camden County College, and the Burlington County College.