Sewell, New Jersey

Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 75°08′40″W / 39.76639°N 75.14444°W / 39.76639; -75.14444
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Sewell, New Jersey
Rowan College of South Jersey in Sewell at dusk in 2010
Rowan College of South Jersey in Sewell at dusk in 2010
Sewell is located in Gloucester County, New Jersey
Location in Gloucester County
Sewell is located in New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Sewell is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 75°08′40″W / 39.76639°N 75.14444°W / 39.76639; -75.14444
Country United States
State New Jersey
TownshipMantua and Washington Township
Named forWilliam Joyce Sewell
66 ft (20 m)
 • Total3,346
ZIP Code
FIPS code34-66750[3]
GNIS feature ID0880486[4]
The historic Jesse Chew House, built in 1772
Historical population

Sewell (/ˈsl/ SOOL[5]) is a census-designated place (CDP)[6] and unincorporated community within Mantua Township and Washington Township in Gloucester County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey, within the Philadelphia metropolitan area.[7] As of the 2020 United States census, the CDP's population was 3,346.[1] The CDP was named after United States Senator William Joyce Sewell.[8] The community is served as U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code 08080.[2] Sewell is home to Rowan College of South Jersey.

Sewell is also the site of the Inversand marl pit, the last operational greensand mine in the world. The location has become renowned for its paleontology and is similar to many of the sites studied by early paleontologists, particularly Edward Drinker Cope. It is also home to the Barnsboro Inn, the oldest bar in New Jersey.[9]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Tall Pines State Preserve is a 111-acre (45 ha) nature preserve that opened in November 2015 as Gloucester County's first state park and is located along the border of Deptford Township and Mantua Township. Originally a forest that was turned into an asparagus field and then a golf course, the land was preserved through the efforts of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust, the Friends of Tall Pines, Gloucester County Nature Club, and the New Jersey Green Acres Program.[10]


The former Pennsylvania Railroad station in Sewell

The community is a planned stop on the Glassboro–Camden Line, a proposed 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail line.[11]

Notable people[edit]

People (and pets) who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Sewell include:


  1. ^ a b c "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 11, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Look Up a ZIP Code for Sewell, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed March 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed April 1, 2022.
  4. ^ "Sewell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Berkery, Sheri. "Do you know how to pronounce these S.J. town names?", Courier-Post, September 5, 2019. Accessed January 26, 2022, via "Sewell: SOOL, not 'Sue-well'"
  6. ^ State of New Jersey Census Designated Places - BVP20 - Data as of January 1, 2020, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 26, 2022.
  7. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Kelly Roncace: What's in name? Sewell", South Jersey Times, January 4, 2012. Accessed via, April 5, 2013.
  9. ^ "Found: The Oldest Bar In Every State - the History's Even Better Than the Booze!". September 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "Tall Pines State Preserve; Gloucester County's First State Park" Archived 2016-04-14 at the Wayback Machine, Natural Awakenings: South Jersey Edition. Accessed May 19, 2016. "This 111-acre parcel of land that straddles Mantua and Deptford townships was originally forested woodlands, then an asparagus field before it became a golf course named Tall Pines in the early 1950s."
  11. ^ "Fact Sheet 2013" (PDF). Glassboro-Camden Line. DVPA & PATCO. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  12. ^ Goldstein, Eric. "2014 NHL Draft: Anthony DeAngelo selected by Tampa Bay Lightning with No. 19 pick", South Jersey Times, June 27, 2014. Accessed September 18, 2018. "Anthony DeAngelo is going to spend his winters in the Sunshine State.... The Sewell native was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the No. 19 pick on Friday night at the NHL draft at the Wells Fargo Center.... DeAngelo lived in Washington Township until age 14, when he left to play for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders in the United States Hockey League."
  13. ^ Orr, Conor. "Giants FB Ryan D'Imperio, a former Rutgers standout, retires", The Star-Ledger, August 13, 2013. Accessed September 8, 2013. "Giants fullback Ryan D'Imperio, the only true healthy fullback on the roster, told the team he was retiring this morning and was placed on their reserve/retired list.... But according to a person familiar with D'Imperio's situation, the Sewell native wanted to explore some career opportunities outside of the NFL."
  14. ^ Peters, Sharon. "A purpose in life for 'ugly dog' Elwood, owner", USA Today, December 29, 2008. Accessed December 27, 2012. "She shares her Sewell, N.J., home with eight dogs and five cats — all rescues — some with a history of horrible neglect or abuse, some with special needs."
  15. ^ "N.J.'s Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot creator, on season 2 -- and getting beaten up in high school", NJ Advance Media for, January 14, 2016, updated January 17, 2019. Accessed December 17, 2020. "Esmail was born in Hoboken and grew up in South Carolina and Sewell, N.J., in Gloucester County's Washington Township, which is also where Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), the psychologically fragile hacker of Mr. Robot, grew up and where some of the action takes place."
  16. ^ Longman, Jere. "The XVIII Winter Games: Figure Skating -- Woman In The News; Dynamo on the Ice: Tara Kristen Lipinski", The New York Times, February 21, 1998. Accessed December 26, 2007. "Tara Kristen Lipinski was born in Philadelphia on June 10, 1982, and lived her early years in Sewell, N.J."
  17. ^ Justice John E. Wallace, Jr. Archived 2008-02-20 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Supreme Court. Accessed July 15, 2008.