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Welcome to Toms River ...

Toms River is located in Ocean County<1> and is the County Seat for Ocean County.

The location of Toms River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Toms River: Toms Riv.

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Toms River for more information about variations on the name of Toms River.

Toms River is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Toms River lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Toms River: (732) and (848)<4>

Websites for Toms River ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.oc-chamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Toms River, the following might be of interest:

Communities near Toms River ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Toms River.

  • Neptune City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neptune City
    • Neptune City lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Toms River.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,594 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neptune City
  • Double Trouble ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Trouble
    • Double Trouble was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Toms River.
  • Glen Cedar City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Cedar City
    • Glen Cedar City lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Toms River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Cedar City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Cedar City
  • Dover Forge
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover Forge
    • Dover Forge lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Toms River.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover Forge
  • Holiday City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday City
    • Holiday City lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Toms River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<5> to the north of Toms River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Village East have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Village East
  • Dover Beaches South
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover Beaches South
    • Dover Beaches South lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Toms River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover Beaches South have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<5> to the northwest of Toms River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<5> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge at Crestwood
  • Cedar Glen West
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Glen West
    • Cedar Glen West lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Toms River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Glen West have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Glen West

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Toms River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Toms River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Toms River. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Toms River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Toms River. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Toms River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Toms River ...

Looking for more information about Toms River? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Toms River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Toms River.

Adding Toms River to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Toms River in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Toms River was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Toms River in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Toms River on our Genealogy Page.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Ocean, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Toms River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (848) is an overlay for area code (732).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Toms River) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Toms River. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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).




 

 

 

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