The Real Story Behind Hammonton’s Name
It's time to find how another South Jersey town got it's name. In this edition we'll feature the Blueberry Capitol of the World!
That's right, it's Hammonton's turn!
According to Wikipedia, Hammonton was named after the son one of the towns earliest settlers. William Coffin settled in Hammonton during 1812, his son was named John Hammond Coffin. Hammondton eventually turning into Hammonton. The New Jersey Legislature formed the town from parts of Hamilton and Mullica Township in the spring of 1866.
Every year, the town hosts it's annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival. The 2016 version, which is also the 30th annual festival, will take place on June 26th.
There are 56 farms in Atlantic County, which are mostly located in or close to Hammonton. 80% of the Garden State's blueberries come from the blueberry capitol of the world.