Gloucester City

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Gloucester City was originally named Fort Nassau. The fort, located along the Delaware River, was first settled by the Dutch in 1623. The settlement was an ideal port location along the shores of the river used for travel and transportation. The city became the county seat of old Gloucester County for over 100 years. Once the county vacated the city, it transformed to an industrial hub along the riverfront. The birth of industry caused the need for development of housing and businesses catering to local and visiting patrons. Gloucester evolved from a small fishing community to a bustling city, which was incorporated in 1868. Today, Gloucester City is a global port city along the banks of the Delaware River.
ISBN: 9780738576275
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 228
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Gabriel and Adrianne Parent, along with the Gloucester City Historical Society, have organized this collection of images to offer a glimpse into Gloucester City's history. The historical society has been collecting Gloucester images since 1917 and has opened up their archives for this photographic story. Many images included in this book have also been gathered from private collections.
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