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Our Genealogy Helper for Toms River ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Toms River (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Toms River. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Toms River ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

  • A typical abbreviation for Toms River: Toms Riv.
  • While the name of this community is Toms River, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Toms River may originally have been Tom's River.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Toms River might be written as Tom River.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Toms River is located in Ocean County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of New Jersey's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ocean County: Atlantic, Burlington & Monmouth.

Below are the counties that are near Toms River. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Toms River:

  • Ocean County     (The home county of Toms River)
    • Silver Ridge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Ridge
      • Silver Ridge lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Ridge
    • Holiday Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Heights
      • Holiday Heights lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Heights
    • Glen Cedar City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Cedar City
      • Glen Cedar City lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Cedar City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Cedar City
    • Double Trouble ‑ Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Trouble
      • Double Trouble was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Toms River.
    • Holiday City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday City
      • Holiday City lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday City
    • Leisure Village East
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Village East
      • Leisure Village East lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Village East have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Village East
    • Dover Forge
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover Forge
      • Dover Forge lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover Forge
    • Dover Beaches South
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover Beaches South
      • Dover Beaches South lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover Beaches South have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover Beaches South
    • Leisure Knoll
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Knoll
      • Leisure Knoll lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Knoll
    • Pine Ridge at Crestwood
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge at Crestwood
      • Pine Ridge at Crestwood lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge at Crestwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge at Crestwood
    • Dover Beaches North
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover Beaches North
      • Dover Beaches North lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover Beaches North have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover Beaches North
    • Cedar Glen West
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Glen West
      • Cedar Glen West lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Glen West have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Glen West
  • Atlantic County
    • Port Republic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Republic
      • Port Republic lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,051 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Republic
    • Egg Harbor City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egg Harbor City
      • Egg Harbor City lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egg Harbor City
    • Brigantine
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigantine
      • Brigantine lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,577 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brigantine
    • Hammonton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammonton
      • Hammonton lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammonton
    • Absecon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Absecon
      • Absecon lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Absecon
  • Burlington County
    • Country Lake Estates
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Lake Estates
      • Country Lake Estates lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Lake Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Lake Estates
    • Presidential Lakes Estates
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presidential Lakes Estates
      • Presidential Lakes Estates lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presidential Lakes Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presidential Lakes Estates
    • Chatsworth
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatsworth
      • Chatsworth lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatsworth
    • Browns Mills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Mills
      • Browns Mills lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Mills
    • Speedwell
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speedwell
      • Speedwell lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedwell
    • Fort Dix
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Dix
      • Fort Dix lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Dix
    • Jacobstown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobstown
      • Jacobstown lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacobstown
    • Ellisdale
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisdale
      • Ellisdale lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisdale
    • Sooy Place
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sooy Place
      • Sooy Place lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sooy Place
    • Pemberton Heights
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pemberton Heights
      • Pemberton Heights lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pemberton Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pemberton Heights
    • Washington
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,459 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Chambers Corners
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers Corners
      • Chambers Corners lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers Corners
  • Mercer County
    • Twin Rivers
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Rivers
      • Twin Rivers lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Rivers
    • Edinburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Trenton
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
      • Trenton lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
  • Middlesex County
    • Concordia
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concordia
      • Concordia lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concordia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concordia
    • Moerls Corner
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moerls Corner
      • Moerls Corner lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moerls Corner
    • Clearbrook Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearbrook Park
      • Clearbrook Park lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearbrook Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearbrook Park
    • Whittingham
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittingham
      • Whittingham lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittingham
    • Cranbury
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranbury
      • Cranbury lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranbury
    • Jamesburg
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesburg
      • Jamesburg lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jamesburg. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesburg
    • Rossmoor
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossmoor
      • Rossmoor lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossmoor
    • South Amboy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Amboy
      • South Amboy lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Amboy
    • New Brunswick
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Brunswick
      • New Brunswick lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Brunswick
    • Perth Amboy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perth Amboy
      • Perth Amboy lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perth Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perth Amboy
  • Monmouth County
    • Ramtown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramtown
      • Ramtown lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramtown
    • Allenwood
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenwood
      • Allenwood lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenwood
    • Maxim
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxim
      • Maxim lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxim
    • Allaire Village ‑ Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allaire Village
      • Allaire Village was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Allaire Village has also been known as:
      • Allaire
    • Squankum
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squankum
      • Squankum lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squankum
    • West Belmar
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Belmar
      • West Belmar lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Belmar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Belmar
    • Belmar
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmar
      • Belmar lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmar
    • Shark River Hills
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shark River Hills
      • Shark River Hills lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shark River Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shark River Hills
    • Prospertown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospertown
      • Prospertown lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prospertown
    • Neptune City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neptune City
      • Neptune City lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neptune City
    • West Grove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Grove
      • West Grove lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Grove
    • Asbury Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asbury Park
      • Asbury Park lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,377 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asbury Park
  • Bucks County (PA)
    • Morrisville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
      • Morrisville lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,490 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<5>
    • Tullytown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tullytown
      • Tullytown lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tullytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tullytown
    • Bristol
    • Levittown
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levittown
      • Levittown lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levittown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levittown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Levittown<5>
    • Fairless Hills
    • Croydon
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Croydon
      • Croydon lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Croydon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croydon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Croydon<5>
    • Yardley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yardley
      • Yardley lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yardley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yardley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yardley<5>
    • Hulmeville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hulmeville
      • Hulmeville lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hulmeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hulmeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hulmeville<5>
    • Langhorne Manor
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langhorne Manor
      • Langhorne Manor lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langhorne Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langhorne Manor
    • Penndel

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Toms River, see our County-by-County Page for Toms River.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Toms River ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Toms River.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Toms River. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Toms River and those printed in the larger area surrounding Toms River.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 9 miles [14.5 km] of Toms River.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Toms River:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Toms River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toms River.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Toms River covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • B'nai Israel Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the B'nai Israel Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the B'nai Israel Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on B'nai Israel Memorial Park
  • Toms River Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Toms River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toms River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toms River Cemetery
  • Ocean County Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ocean County Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ocean County Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean County Memorial Park
  • St. Marys Of The Lake Cemetery
  • Good Luck Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Luck Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Luck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Good Luck Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Toms River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Luck Cemetery
  • Olam Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olam Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Olam Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olam Cemetery
  • Old St. John's Church Cemetery
  • Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Evergreen Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
  • Continue List   (194 more) ...
    • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenwood Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
    • Greenville Cemetery
    • Mt. Sinai Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Sinai Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Sinai Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Sinai Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Sinai Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<7>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Toms River had a population of 1,425 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Toms River, with the one closest to Toms River listed first.

  • Toms River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toms River
    • Toms River lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Toms River.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,425 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Toms River had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toms River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bayville
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    • Bayville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Toms River.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bayville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Silverton
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    • Silverton lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 251 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Silverton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Davenport ‑ Historic
    • While Davenport was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davenport
    • Davenport was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Davenport had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davenport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Forked River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forked River
    • Forked River lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Toms River.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forked River had a post office and railroad service
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  • Chadwick
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    • Chadwick lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Toms River.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chadwick had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chadwick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Osbornsville
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    • Osbornsville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 598 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Osbornsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osbornsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Whitesville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
    • Whitesville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Toms River.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whitesville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lakewood
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    • Lakewood lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lakewood had a post office and railroad service
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  • Whiting
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    • Whiting lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Toms River.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 190 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Whiting had a post office and railroad service
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  • Waretown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waretown
    • Waretown lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Toms River.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 401 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waretown had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waretown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bay Head Junction
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Head Junction
    • Bay Head Junction lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bay Head Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Head Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Point Pleasant
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      • West Point Pleasant lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Point Pleasant had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Herbertsville
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      • Herbertsville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Toms River.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Herbertsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herbertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bennetts Mills
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      • Bennetts Mills lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Toms River.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bennetts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennetts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Toms River. See our List of 1890's Communities around Toms River.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Toms River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ocean County: www.oceancountygov.com/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Toms River) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Toms River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Toms RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toms River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9537, Longitude: -74.1979       In this case, the coordinates for Toms River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Toms River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

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