West Creek, New Jersey

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West Creek, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
West Creek, New Jersey is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
West Creek, New Jersey
West Creek, New Jersey
West Creek's location in Ocean County (Inset: Ocean County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°38′04″N 74°18′26″W / 39.63444°N 74.30722°W / 39.63444; -74.30722Coordinates: 39°38′04″N 74°18′26″W / 39.63444°N 74.30722°W / 39.63444; -74.30722
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyOcean
TownshipEagleswood
Elevation10 ft (3 m)
ZIP code08092
GNIS feature ID0881694[1]
 
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For the stream known as West Creek, see West Creek (New Jersey).
West Creek, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
West Creek, New Jersey is located in Ocean County, New Jersey
West Creek, New Jersey
West Creek, New Jersey
West Creek's location in Ocean County (Inset: Ocean County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°38′04″N 74°18′26″W / 39.63444°N 74.30722°W / 39.63444; -74.30722Coordinates: 39°38′04″N 74°18′26″W / 39.63444°N 74.30722°W / 39.63444; -74.30722
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyOcean
TownshipEagleswood
Elevation10 ft (3 m)
ZIP code08092
GNIS feature ID0881694[1]
Map of West Creek from 1878

West Creek is an unincorporated community or informal "village"[2] located within Eagleswood Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, in the United States.

History[edit]

The village is named after the stream that runs through it, West Creek. The name "West Creek" is derived from the Lenape word "westeconk," meaning "place of fat meat".

Education[edit]

Present day schools are Eagleswood Elementary School and Pinelands Regional School District.

Location[edit]

The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08092. As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08092 was 3,003. The village is served by a general aviation airport, Eagles Nest Airport.

More history[edit]

Captain Hazelton Seaman built and designed the first sneakbox, the "Devil's Coffin," in 1836, in West Creek, New Jersey.[3]

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