Atlantic County Government
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
1333 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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FIRST SETTLED: 1679
COUNTY ESTABLISHED BY: Act of State Legislature, February 1837; First Freeholder Board established in May, 1837
CURRENT FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Executive with 9-member Freeholder Board
COUNTY SEAT: Mays Landing
LAND AREA: 555.70 square miles (Third in NJ)
ROAD MILEAGE: State: 165 miles; County: 373 miles; Garden State Parkway (toll road): 21.5 miles; Atlantic City Expressway (toll road): 29.6 miles
MAJOR HIGHWAYS: Garden State Parkway; Atlantic City Expressway; U.S. Routes 9, 30, 40, 206, 322; State Routes 49, 50, 52, 54, 87, 152
RAILROADS: Passenger: Amtrak (Atlantic City to Philadelphia); NJ Transit: Atlantic City, Absecon, Egg Harbor City, Hammonton, Atco, Lindenwold, Philadelphia; Freight: Southern Railroad Company of New Jersey
AIRPORTS: Atlantic City International Airport, Pomona and Hammonton Municipal Airport
ELEVATION: Highest Elevation: 124 ft. above sea level
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (° F): January: 31°, July: 75°, September: 66°
MAJOR RIVERS: Mullica River, Great Egg Harbor River and Tuckahoe River (Both Designated Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers)
PUBLIC OPEN SPACE: Federal: 19,522 acres; State: 66,725 acres; County: 7,435 acres; Municipal: 6,612 acres; Beach: 14 miles; Boardwalk: 5.75 miles; Bikeways: 49.5 miles
PRINCIPAL INDUSTRIES: Casino gaming, health care, aviation testing and engineering, agriculture,