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Richland, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Location within Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County within New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Atlantic
Township Buena Vista
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 825
ZIP code 08350
GNIS feature ID 0879677
Peppermint and Corsican mint plant
The area is a major supplier of mint.

Richland is an unincorporated community located within Buena Vista Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08350.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) 08350 was 825.

The Cape May Seashore Lines operates excursion train service from Richland to Tuckahoe, from a scale reproduction of the original Richland Depot, which was removed in the mid-1960s.

On April 26, 2004, the Buena Vista Township Committee voted to temporarily rename the community of Richland, a section of Buena Vista Township. For the first half of the month of May 2004, Richland became Mojito, New Jersey, named after the Cuban rum drink. Bacardi had offered to give the township $5,000 for recreation projects in exchange for commemorating the new name with a sign on U.S. Route 40 for those weeks. Richland was chosen because it is home to the family-run Dalponte Farms, a major East Coast supplier of mint, an essential ingredient of the mojito.

Attractions

  • Cape May Seashore Lines
  • Patcong Valley Railroad Museum

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