Sewell, New Jersey facts for kids
Sewell, New Jersey
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|Named for||William Joyce Sewell|
|Elevation||66 ft (20 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0880486|
Sewell (// SOO-əl or // SOOL) is an unincorporated community within Mantua Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. Sewell also refers to parts of Deptford Township and Washington Township. It is named for United States Senator William Joyce Sewell.
Sewell is notable for containing 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 at Gloucester County and the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, both located within Deptford Township. The community is a planned stop on the Glassboro–Camden Line, an 18-mile (28.97 km) diesel multiple unit (DMU) light rail system projected for completion in 2019.
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.
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