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Forked River (pronounced
fork'id ri'ver) is a census-designated place
(CDP) and unincorporated area located within
Lacey Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the
CDP's population was 5,244.
Ocean County residents commonly refer to all
of Lacey Township as Forked River with the
first word pronounced with two syllables
(FOR-ked or FORK-ed). Pronouncing the first
word with one syllable (forkt, which is the
standard American pronunciation) is a sign
of a new resident or outsider.
Manahawkin is a census-designated
place (CDP) and unincorporated area located
within Stafford Township, in Ocean County,
New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States
Census, the CDP's population was 2,303.
Manahawkin translates to 'land of good corn'
although this has been disputed by recent
scholars claiming that it translate to
“fertile land sloping into the water.”
Manahawkin is the gateway to the resort
communities on Long Beach Island, with Route
72 providing the sole road access, ending in
Ship Bottom as it crosses Manahawkin Bay via
the Manahawkin Bay Bridge (formally known as
the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge).
Beach Island (colloquially known as
LBI or simply The Island) is a barrier
island and summer colony along the Atlantic
Ocean coast of Ocean County, New Jersey in
the United States. Aligned north-south, the
northern portion is generally slightly
higher end, low-density residential; whereas
the southern portion possesses more
economical, higher-density housing and
considerable commercial development. The
primary industries include tourism, fishing,
and real estate, with the only access point
to the island by land is a single bridge.
The island is home to about 20,000
people on a year-round basis. The population
is distributed among six separate
municipalities, the largest of which is Long
Beach Township. However, the island's
population swells significantly during the
summer months and reaches about 100,000
people, including part-time residents and
is a borough in
Ocean County, New Jersey. As of the 2010
United States Census, the borough's
population was 3,347.
The borough is
surrounded by Little Egg Harbor Township,
but is politically independent. Because
Tuckerton and Little Egg Harbor share the
same 08087 ZIP code and Little Egg Harbor
has no true "downtown" area, many refer to
Little Egg Harbor and surrounding suburbs as
(Descriptions from Wikipedia.org)