Introduction to Toms River, New Jersey
Toms River, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 51 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . Part of the surrounding Monmouth - Ocean metro area, Toms River is home to some 86,327 residents.
Toms River History
It is a common belief that the town of Toms River was named after Thomas Luker, a local ferryman. Originally, it was a part of the Township of Shrewsbury. Toms River was founded in 1768 as Dover Township and was incorporated on February 21, 1798. In 1914, Toms River made an initial attempt to secede from Dover Township, but it as unsuccessful. A second attempt was made in 1926. Though it is still a part of Wider township, the area was renamed Toms River on November 14, 2006.
Toms River and nearby Attractions
- Ocean County Historical Museum
- Cattus Island County Park
- Waterhouse Museum
- Winding River Park Ice Skating
- Dover Twp Shelter Cove Beach
Things To Do In Toms River
Toms River offers dinner and sightseeing cruises on the River Lady. In addition, the town also includes public golf courses, parks, museums and ice-skating facilities for its residents and visitors. You can also spend your leisure hours at the shopping centers and movie theaters of Toms River.
Toms River Transportation
The closest major airport is Philadelphia International.
Toms River Higher Education
Ocean County College is the local college.