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Sewell, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 75°08′40″W / 39.76639°N 75.14444°W / 39.76639; -75.14444Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 75°08′40″W / 39.76639°N 75.14444°W / 39.76639; -75.14444
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Gloucester
Township Mantua and Washington Township
Named for William Joyce Sewell
Elevation
66 ft (20 m)
ZIP code
08080
GNIS feature ID 0880486

Sewell ( SOO-əl or SOOL) is an unincorporated community within Mantua Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. It is named for United States Senator William Joyce Sewell.

Sewell is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08080. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08080 was 37,433.

Sewell is notable as the site of the Inversand marl pit, the last operational greensand mine in the world. The location has become renowned for its paleontology and is similar to many of the sites studied by early paleontologists, particularly Edward Drinker Cope. It is also home to the Barnsboro Inn, the oldest bar in New Jersey.

Sewell is also home to Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Main Campus (formerly Rowan College at Gloucester County) and the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, both located within Deptford Township.

Parks and recreation

Tall Pines State Preserve is a 111-acre (45 ha) nature preserve that opened in November 2015 as Gloucester County's first state park and is located along the border of Deptford Township and Mantua Township. Originally a forest that was turned into an asparagus field and then a golf course, the land was preserved through the efforts of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust, the Friends of Tall Pines, Gloucester County Nature Club, and the New Jersey Green Acres Program.

Transportation

The community is a planned stop on the Glassboro–Camden Line, a proposed 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail line.

Notable people

People (and pets) who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Sewell include:

  • Ryan D'Imperio (born 1987), retired NFL fullback who played for the Minnesota Vikings
  • Anthony DeAngelo (born 1995), NHL defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes.
  • Elwood (c. 2005-2013), the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in 2007
  • Sam Esmail (born 1977), screen director and producer known for Mr. Robot and Homecoming.
  • Tara Lipinski (born 1982), figure skater and celebrity
  • John E. Wallace Jr. (born 1942), former Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court
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