Gloucester County:

Gloucester CountyGloucester County is located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2020 U.S. census, the county's population was 302,294.

Gloucester County is located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southeast of Philadelphia and 52 miles (84 km) northwest of Atlantic City. It is part of the Camden, New Jersey metropolitan division of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metropolitan statistical area and the Delaware Valley combined statistical area.  Geographically, the county is part of the South Jersey region. It is the only county in the state of New Jersey to border both Pennsylvania and Delaware.


Gloucester County's county seat is Woodbury, which was founded in 1683 and is the county's oldest municipality. National Park in Gloucester County was the site of the American Revolutionary War's Battle of Red Bank, where Fort Mercer once stood. It is now the site of Red Bank Battlefield Park. The remains of the Royal Navy's HMS Augusta were laid in Red Bank until they were moved and subsequently re-sunk in Gloucester City.

During the colonial era, Gloucester County's main industry sector was agriculture. Woodbury was the site of the county courthouse, the county jail, a Quaker meeting house (still in existence), and an inn located on the current location of Woodbury Crossings. Because of the county's many creeks leading to the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean, smuggling was very common in the county.