Richland, New Jersey

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Richland, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Richland is located in Atlantic County, New Jersey
Richland
Richland
Richland is located in New Jersey
Richland
Richland
Richland is located in the US
Richland
Richland
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)
Population (2010 Census)[1]
 • Total 825
ZIP code 08350
GNIS feature ID 0879677[2]
The area is a major supplier of mint.

Richland is an unincorporated community located within Buena Vista Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States.[3] The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08350.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) 08350 was 825.[1]

The Cape May Seashore Lines operates excursion train service from Richland to Tuckahoe, from a scale reproduction of the original Richland Depot, which was removed in the mid-1960s.[4]

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.[5] 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]

Founded in 1959, St. Augustine Preparatory School is an all-male Catholic high school, operated under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.[6][7]

Attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DP-1: Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 from the 2010 Demographic Profile Data for ZCTA 08350, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Richland". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  3. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Richland-Tuckahoe Service, Cape May Seashore Lines. Accessed December 27, 2016. "The present Richland Village passenger station, along with a crossing watchman's shanty, are situated in the same location as the original structures, which were removed circa 1965 (the original passenger station), and during the 1930's (the original crossing watchman's shanty)."
  5. ^ National Mojito Month, Cocktail Times. Accessed October 8, 2007.
  6. ^ NJAIS / MSA Self-Study Report 2012-2013, St. Augustine Preparatory School. Accessed November 10, 2016. "St. Augustine Preparatory School (locally, 'The Prep') is an independent, all male, Roman Catholic, Augustinian, four-year college preparatory school located in the Richland section of Buena Vista Township, New Jersey."
  7. ^ Catholic Schools Directory, Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Accessed October 20, 2016.
  8. ^ About Us, Patcong Valley Railroad Museum. Accessed June 29, 2016.

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