Sewell, New Jersey

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Sewell, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Sewell, New Jersey is located in Gloucester County, New Jersey
Sewell, New Jersey
Sewell, New Jersey
Sewell's location in Gloucester County (Inset: Gloucester County in New Jersey)
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
County Gloucester
Township Mantua
Named for William Joyce Sewell
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
ZIP code 08080[1]
GNIS feature ID 0880486[2]

Sewell (/ˈsəl/ SOO-əl or /ˈsl/ SOOL) is an unincorporated community located within Mantua Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. Sewell also refers to part of Washington Township. It is named for United States Senator William Joyce Sewell.[3]

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.[4]

Sewell is notable for containing the Inversand marl pit, the last remaining, 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 oldest bar in New Jersey, the Barnsboro Inn.[5]

Sewell also hosts Rowan College at Gloucester County and the Gloucester County Institute of Technology. The community is a planned stop on the Glassboro–Camden Line, an 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail system projected for completion in 2019.[6]

Notable people[edit]

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

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  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 2012-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Kelly Roncace: What's in name? Sewell", South Jersey Times, January 4, 2012. Accessed via, April 5, 2013.
  4. ^ DP-1: Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data , United States Census Bureau. Accessed March 22, 2012.
  5. ^ "Found: The Oldest Bar In Every State - the History's Even Better Than the Booze!". September 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fact Sheet 2013" (PDF). Glassboro-Camden Line. DVPA & PATCO. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  7. ^ 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."
  8. ^ 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."
  9. ^ 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."
  10. ^ Justice John E. Wallace, Jr., New Jersey Supreme Court. Accessed July 15, 2008.

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