Richland, New Jersey

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Richland, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
Richland, New Jersey is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Richland, New Jersey
Richland, New Jersey
Location within Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County within New Jersey.
Coordinates: 39°29′30″N 74°52′15″W / 39.49167°N 74.87083°W / 39.49167; -74.87083Coordinates: 39°29′30″N 74°52′15″W / 39.49167°N 74.87083°W / 39.49167; -74.87083
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Atlantic
Township Buena Vista
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
ZIP code 08350
GNIS feature ID 0879677[1]
The area is a major supplier of mint.

Richland is an unincorporated community within Buena Vista Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08350.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) 08350 was 743.

On April 26, 2004, the Buena Vista Township Committee voted to temporarily rename the community of Richland, a section of Buena Vista Township. For the first half of the month of May 2004, Richland became Mojito, New Jersey, named after the Cuban rum drink. Bacardi had offered to give the township $5,000 for recreation projects in exchange for commemorating the new name with a sign on U.S. Route 40 for those weeks.[2] Richland was chosen because it is home to the family-run Dalponte Farms, a major East Coast supplier of mint, an essential ingredient of the mojito.

Education[edit]

St. Augustine College Preparatory School is a Catholic high school located in Richland that is operated under the jurisdiction of the Augustinians of North America.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richland". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  2. ^ National Mojito Month, Cocktail Times. Accessed October 8, 2007.

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