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"Who has fully realized that history is not contained in thick books but lives in our very blood." (Carl Jung)

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.

1782-'83
Revolutionary War peace talks in Paris delayed due to British attack on Toms River.

1850
Ocean County established; Dover Township chosen as County seat.

1954
Garden State Parkway opened; Dover Township divided into eastern and western parts as a result.

1990
Dover Township census population reaches 76,371.

2000
Dover Township census population reaches 89,706.

2006
Dover Township name changed to Toms River Township.

Toms River Township Historic Preservation Commission

  • J. Mark Mutter, Chairperson
  • David P. Correll
  • Cynthis Smith
  • Hal Unger
  • Kim General
  • L. Manuel Hirshblond
  • Gregory Horback
  • Mary Ellen Hudson
  • Dr. Jeffrey Schenker
  • 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