Port Norris History

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Port Norris, New Jersey, is a small town located where the Maurice River mets the Delaware Bay. Established in 1811, the town has a rich history as a major center for oysters. The Historical Society was created to preserve this history.

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The 19th Century
January 1, 1801 – 31 December 1900

Name That Town
GRAZING FARM To be Sold, at Private Sale
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Commercial Township 1874-1974
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The Washington Whig Friday, August 13, 1824
In the morning we started early for Port Norris, being provided with a conveyance by our kind stage man. I could not forbear remarking that the road on this route might be considerably improved by the adoption of M’Adam’s system. Read More

1855 Downe Census - PDF file Download

Historical Sketch
By Harry C. Barraclough, Fraternalism
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Port Norris Pickings
The "Port Norris Pickings" were published in Bridgeton, NJ by the Dollar Weekly newspaper.
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Biographical Review
Leading Citizens of Cumberland County New Jersey
Published in I896
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