West Creek, New Jersey

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For the stream known as West Creek, see West Creek (New Jersey).
West Creek, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
West Creek, New Jersey is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
West Creek, New Jersey
West Creek, New Jersey
West Creek's location in Ocean County (Inset: Ocean County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°38′04″N 74°18′26″W / 39.63444°N 74.30722°W / 39.63444; -74.30722Coordinates: 39°38′04″N 74°18′26″W / 39.63444°N 74.30722°W / 39.63444; -74.30722
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Ocean
Township Eagleswood
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
ZIP code 08092
GNIS feature ID 0881694[1]
Map of West Creek from 1878

West Creek is an unincorporated community and hamlet located within Eagleswood Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, in the United States.

History[edit]

The settlement is named after the stream that runs through it, West Creek. The name "West Creek" is derived from the Lenape word "westeconk," meaning "place of fat meat".

Education[edit]

Present day schools are Eagleswood Elementary School and Pinelands Regional School District.

Location[edit]

The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08092. As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08092 was 3,003. The village is served by a general aviation airport, Eagles Nest Airport.

More history[edit]

Captain Hazelton Seaman built and designed the first sneakbox, the "Devil's Coffin," in 1836, in West Creek, New Jersey.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  2. ^ Barnegat Bay Sneakbox, Little Egg Harbor Township School District. Accessed November 1, 2014.

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