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West Creek, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Ocean
Township Eagleswood
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
ZIP code 08092
GNIS feature ID 0881694
West Creek 1878
Map of West Creek from 1878

West Creek is an unincorporated community and hamlet located within Eagleswood Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.

History

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

Location

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

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

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