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.

The 18th Century January 1, 1701 to December 31, 1800
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  • History of the early settlement and progress of Cumberland County, New Jersey:
    and of the currency of this and adjoining colonies
  • Early Settlers in Cumberland County
  • About Port Norris Dallas Ferry and Coffee Jones
  • Revolutionary War Battle of Dallas's Landing


The 19th Century January 1, 1801 – 31 December 1900
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  • Name That Town GRAZING FARM To be Sold, at Private Sale
  • Commercial Township 1874-1974
  • 1855 Downe Census
  • Historical Sketch
  • Port Norris Pickings


The 20th Century January 1, 1901 and December 31, 2000
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  • Church Histories of Port Norris and Commerical Township
  • Elden Harvey Johnson
  • The Migrants TV Movie
  • North Port Norris Schools
  • Oyster League
  • The Palomino

The 21th Century
January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2100
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  • Tomorrow's History - Current News Happenings
  • Port Norris Pickings
  • Commercial Twp. Veterans Memorial Park 2019


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