The History of Egg Harbor City, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Egg Harbor City, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group have sponsored the following guide on the town's history.

Egg Harbor City

The city is situated in the northern region of Atlantic County in the state of New Jersey. It takes up 7,308.8 acres and includes 364.8 acres of water, such as Egg Harbor City Lake, Landing Creek, Union Creek, and Rubins Run. The neighboring towns include Galloway, Port Republic, Wading River, Hamilton, and Elwood. 


A group of German-Americans from Philadelphia founded the city in 1854. They were traveling in search of refuge from being persecuted during the anti-immigrant Know-Nothing movement. The political party began in the 1840s and began to flourish by the 1850s. They sought to reduce the number of immigrants while increasing restrictions on those born in foreign countries. This included a 21-year residency in order to become a citizen. However, the area held firm to the German culture and language for more than 50 years. 

The area was named after the many gull eggs that can be found within the region. It was incorporated as a city in 1858, taking portions of land from the Galloway and Mullica Townships.

Historical Landmarks

Within the city is the Round House Museum, located on London Ave. The museum was founded in 1993 and is located in one of the former Neutral Water Health Resort Sanitarium buildings built in 1905. Dr. Charles Smith designed the complex to utilize the healing benefits of cedar water to treat muscle problems.  

The museum showcases the history of the city and includes exhibits such as:

  • German heritage items 
  • items from Dr. Smith's spa
  • educational articles from School #1, dating back to 1876
  • old newspapers, photographs, and microfilm

Another historical location is the Renault Winery, located on Bremen Avenue. The resort includes a 55-room hotel, an 18-hole golf course, and a winery that has been cultivated for over 156 years. 


In the center of the city is the Egg Harbor Lake Campground. The campground offers the residents and visitors a great outdoor experience full of outdoor activities such as:

  • camping - both tent and RV
  • horseshoes
  • swan pedal boats
  • volleyball
  • fire pits
  • swimming 


In 2010 the city counted 4,243 residents that made up 1,593 households and 1,075 families. As many as 30.2% of the population had children younger than 18 years old. The racial makeup within the city included the following:

  • 62.95% white
  • 26.28% Hispanic or Latino
  • 17.94% African American
  • 0.38% Native American
  • 0.09% Pacific Islander
  • 2.22% Asian
  • 4.15% two or more races
  • 12.28% other races

The community had a median income of $52,893 per household in 2010. This was an increase from $32,956 in 2000. The working residents represent a mix of workforce occupations, such as:

  • 11.10% office and administrative support
  • 10.98% sales jobs
  • 8.91% law enforcement and fire fighting

Follow along for more fun facts: An Overview of the History of Hamilton, NJ

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Date Published: September 8, 2021
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