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Daretown, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Salem
Township Upper Pittsgrove
Named for Samuel Dare
Elevation
41 m (135 ft)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 875799

Daretown is an unincorporated community within Upper Pittsgrove Township in Salem County, New Jersey, United States.

Alloway Creek flows south of Daretown, while the Salem River flows to the north.

History

An early settler, Samuel Dare, opened a store in his house there, and also served as a church trustee. The settlement was named in his honor following his death in 1838.

The historic Pittsgrove Baptist Church is located in Daretown, while the historic Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church is located southwest of Daretown.

A depot of the Salem Railroad was erected in Daretown in 1863. The depot also served as the first post office. Daretown was a center for potato shipping from 1906 to 1923.

A school was erected in 1876.

By 1882, the population had grown to 250.

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