Sewell, New Jersey

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Sewell, New Jersey
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Sewell is located in Gloucester County, New Jersey
Sewell's location in Gloucester County (Inset: Gloucester County in New Jersey)
Sewell is located in New Jersey
Sewell (New Jersey)
Sewell is located in the United States
Sewell (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 75°08′40″W / 39.76639°N 75.14444°W / 39.76639; -75.14444Coordinates: 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)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID0880486[2]

Sewell (/ˈsl/ SOOL[3]) is an unincorporated community within Mantua Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States.[4] It is named for United States Senator William Joyce Sewell.[5]

Sewell is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08080.[1] As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08080 was 37,433.[6]

Sewell is notable as 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.[7]

Sewell is also home to Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Main Campus (formerly Rowan College at Gloucester County) and the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, both located within Deptford Township.

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.[8]


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.[9]

Notable people[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Look Up a ZIP Code for Sewell, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed March 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Sewell". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  3. ^ 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'"
  4. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Kelly Roncace: What's in name? Sewell", South Jersey Times, January 4, 2012. Accessed via, April 5, 2013.
  6. ^ DP-1: Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data Archived 2020-02-12 at, United States Census Bureau. Accessed March 22, 2012.
  7. ^ "Found: The Oldest Bar In Every State - the History's Even Better Than the Booze!". September 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "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."
  9. ^ "Fact Sheet 2013" (PDF). Glassboro-Camden Line. DVPA & PATCO. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  10. ^ 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."
  11. ^ 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."
  12. ^ 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."
  13. ^ "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."
  14. ^ 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."
  15. ^ Justice John E. Wallace, Jr. Archived 2008-02-20 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Supreme Court. Accessed July 15, 2008.