Leeds Point, New Jersey

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Leeds Point, New Jersey
Leeds Point is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Leeds Point
Leeds Point
Location in Atlantic County (Inset: Atlantic County in New Jersey)
Leeds Point is located in New Jersey
Leeds Point
Leeds Point
Leeds Point (New Jersey)
Leeds Point is located in the United States
Leeds Point
Leeds Point
Leeds Point (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°29′31″N 74°25′45″W / 39.49194°N 74.42917°W / 39.49194; -74.42917Coordinates: 39°29′31″N 74°25′45″W / 39.49194°N 74.42917°W / 39.49194; -74.42917
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyAtlantic
TownshipGalloway
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP code
08220[1]
Area code(s)609
GNIS feature ID877726[2]

Leeds Point (also known as Leeds) is an unincorporated community located within Galloway Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey.[3] Leeds Point is 5.7 miles (9.2 km) northeast of Absecon. Leeds Point has a post office with ZIP code 08220, which opened on December 18, 1827.[1][4]

The Jersey Devil was born in Leeds Point, according to one legend about the cryptid. The legend claims that in 1735, the thirteenth child of a Mrs. Leeds from the community was transformed into a demon shortly after its birth.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed November 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Leeds Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. ^ Heide, Robert; John Gilman (2007). Backroads of New Jersey: Your Guide to New Jersey's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures. Voyageur Press. p. 124. ISBN 9781616731977.