Place:Stow Creek, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

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NameStow Creek
Alt namesStow Creeksource: WeRelate abbreviation
TypeTownship
Located inCumberland, New Jersey, United States
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Stow Creek Township is a township in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area for statistical purposes. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 1,431,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 2 (+0.1%) from the 1,429 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 8 (-0.6%) from the 1,437 counted in the 1990 Census.

Stow Creek dates back to January 19, 1748, when it was formed as one of six precincts in the newly created Cumberland County. It was formally incorporated as a township on February 21, 1798. Columbia Township was formed on March 12, 1844, from portions of both Hopewell Township and Stow Creek Township, and dissolved on March 11, 1845. On April 9, 1929, portions of the township were taken to create Shiloh. On October 1, 1924, the New Jersey Legislature officially changed the name of the township from "Stoe Creek" to "Stow Creek", though it is unclear when "Stow" had become "Stoe". It is a dry town, where alcohol cannot be sold.

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