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Welcome to West Creek ...

West Creek is located in Ocean County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of West Creek, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1834.

A typical abbreviation for West Creek: W. Creek

West Creek is near sea level<2>.

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

West Creek is located in the (609) area code.

The ZIP code for West Creek: 08092<3>

Websites for West Creek ...

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

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

Communities Also Named West Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named West Creek - they are located in Kansas, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West Creek.

Communities near West Creek ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Creek.

  • Atlantic City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic City
    • Atlantic City is located in Atlantic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,569 people
  • Absecon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Absecon
    • Absecon is located in Atlantic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,789 people
  • Brigantine
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brigantine
    • Brigantine is located in Atlantic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,577 people
  • Washington
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington is located in Burlington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,459 people
  • Egg Harbor City
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egg Harbor City
    • Egg Harbor City is located in Atlantic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,057 people
  • Port Republic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Republic
    • Port Republic is located in Atlantic County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,051 people
  • Beach Haven West
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Haven West have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Haven West
    • Beach Haven West is located in Ocean County
  • Manahawkin
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manahawkin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manahawkin
    • Manahawkin is located in Ocean County
  • North Beach Haven
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Beach Haven
    • North Beach Haven is located in Ocean County
  • Mystic Island
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic Island
    • Mystic Island is located in Ocean County

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 West Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Creek.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West Creek. 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 West Creek.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Creek. See our Newspapers Page for West Creek.

Adding West Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for West Creek was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the West Creek post office opened in 1834.

We also found West Creek in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for West Creek.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Creek. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around West Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as West Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Creek or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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