Introduction to Margate City, New Jersey
Margate City History
Originally known as South Atlantic City, Margate was chartered as a municipality in 1869. It was incorporated as the borough of South Atlantic City from portions of the Egg Harbor Township on September 7, 1885. It was reincorporated as a city on April 23, 1897, and then again under its current name in April 1909. The economic growth of the city began from 1881 after a restaurant-hotel was constructed in the shape of an elephant named Lucy. The statue of Lucy the Elephant is over 124 years old, and it is a very popular local tourist attraction.
Margate City and nearby Attractions
- Brigantine Beach Historical Museum
- Cape May County Park
- Leaming's Run Gardens
- Alice Paul Birthplace
- Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Things To Do In Margate City
Local museums include the Brigantine Beach Historical Museum, the Cape May County Historical Museum and the Ocean Life Center, which provide information about the area’s past. Local parks include the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, the Berkeley Island County Park and Cape Henlopen State Park.
Margate City Transportation
Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.
Margate City Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Atlantic Cape Community College, Camden County College and Gloucester County College.