Articles from the Ocean County Historical Society:


Toms River Township 250th Anniversary Clebration

From Here to Over There 


Important Dates in Toms River Township:

June 24, 1767
Chartered by Act of the Colonial Legislature.

March 24, 1782
Village of Toms River attacked and burned by the British.

Revolutionary War peace talks in Paris delayed due to British attack on Toms River.

Ocean County established; Dover Township chosen as County seat.

Garden State Parkway opened; Dover Township divided into eastern and western parts as a result.

Dover Township census population reaches 76,371.

Dover Township census population reaches 89,706.

Dover Township name changed to Toms River Township.

Toms River Township Historic Preservation Commission

  • J. Mark Mutter, Chairperson
  • David P. Correll
  • Cynthia Smith
  • Kim General
  • L. Manuel Hirshblond
  • Stacy Proebstle
  • Mary Ellen Hudson

Please contact the Toms River Township Mayor's Office for meeting dates. The Commission meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Toms River Township Municipal Building, 33 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey

Toms River Township Historian J. Mark Mutter, Esq.

If you have important or interesting information about Toms River Township history, contact us at 33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753.

Committee/Council Members




Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753