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MULLICA TOWNSHIP THE MAGNIFICENT
Start Your Mullica Township Home Search Here! It’s a peaceful easy feeling. Epic natural beauty everywhere. Take an exhilarating drive deep into the pines. Let the winding roads and the unmistakeable Mullica scenery take control. Scenic Pleasant Mills Road is a favorite route, especially with motorcycle enthusiasts. Watch out for the Mullica Township Police, not sure what you’ll see more of — deer or speed traps! The Mighty Mullica River is the centerpiece of the Township — rich in wildlife — its a boaters paradise. Hear the whispering pines, feel the warmth of the sun, tangle with the Jersey Devil, get your balance back — make Mullica Township home.
Mullica Township was named after Eric Palsson Mullica, an early Finnish settler born in 1636 who founded a homestead on the river. When used as a common noun, mullikka is the Finnish term for a bull calf. The bull symbolizes the longevity and strength of Mullica — some would say is represents some of the colorful stories told in Mullica’s gunning clubs and tavern hangouts!
THE JERSEY DEVIL
Legend has it that Mullica Township is where the famous Jersey Devil resides. For over three hundred years, the story of the Jersey Devil has been told again and again. While driving, camping, hunting, or hiking (especially at night), if you see a hideous creature with horns at the top of its head and talon-like claws, leathery bat-like wings spread from its back, and coarse hair and unseemly feathers, you may have encountered the Jersey Devil. Glowing bright red eyes in the darkness is a tell tale sign that the Jersey Devil is lurking. Beware of this savage beast — it has no conscience and is merciless.
MORE DEER THAN PEOPLE
With a relatively small number of residents, its been said there’s more deer than people residing in Mullica Township. Surprisingly comprised of many small unincorporated communities, namely Elwood, Sweetwater, Dacosta, Devonshire, Nesco, and Weekstown. The rural sub-communities elicit a high level of local pride with many Mullica Township residents referring to their local affiliation first, before calling themselves residents of Mullica Township.
Students in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade for public school attend the Mullica Township Schools. Schools in the district are the Mullica Township Elementary with grades Pre-K – 4 and the Mullica Township Middle School with students grades 5 – 8.
Cedar Creek High School opened its doors in 2010. With all the amenities, Cedar Creek serves grades 9-12 public high school located in the northern section of Egg Harbor City operating as part of the Greater Egg Harbor School District. Cedar Creek High School allows student admissions from Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township, Port Republic, and Washington Township (Burlington County). Students in portions of Galloway Township and Hamilton Township can also attend Cedar Creek through the school of choice program.
Historic Batsto Village, a nationally recognized historic site, is located in Wharton State Park — just outside of Mullica Township New Jersey. The Village has changed and survived during several different periods of American history. Archeological investigations have also discovered Native American Indian evidence dating back thousands of years in the Batsto area.
The Batsto Iron Works was founded along the Batsto River in 1766. Batsto had the natural resources necessary for making iron. The river banks were rich in bog ore, the thick forest provided the wood that became the charcoal for fuel, and water became the power for manufacturing. The Iron Works produced household items such as cooking pots and kettles. During the Revolutionary War years, Batsto manufactured munitions, including cannon balls, for the Continental Army.
Batso was purchased by Joseph Wharton in 1876. Wharton continued to purchase property in the area surrounding Batsto. He is the namesake for the largest protected park in the State of New Jersey. The State of New Jersey purchased the Wharton properties in the mid 1950’s. Today Batsto Village is a New Jersey Historic site and is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. Visitors to Batsto Village get to see first hand, the struggles of agrarian life. The village streets have been recreated with the look and feel of yesteryear.
The Mullica River is a 50.6-mile-longriver and is recognized as one of the least-disturbed marine wetlands habitats in the northeastern United States. The river provides one of the principal drainages into the Atlantic Ocean and run through northern Mullica Township creating the a natural border between Atlantic and Burlington Counties.
The Mullica River originates in central Camden County and flows east-southeast crossing the Wharton State Park. Merging at the Batsto River, the Mullica broadens into a navigable river approximately 20 miles long, and emptying into Great Bay approximately north of Atlantic City. It becomes brackish below the bridge at Green Bank.
The Mullica River is noted as a spawning ground for a multitude of freshwater fish including striped bass, blue-back herring, catfish, and perch. Brackish and saltwater portions of the river are inhabited by weakfish, winter flounder, bluefish, American eel, and summer flounder. Blue claw crabs are abundant in the lower reaches of the river and in tributaries flowing through the surrounding salt marshes. These tidal creeks also provide habitat for the protected diamondback terrapin and also provides a habitat for a broad assortment of nesting and migratory birds.
BACK TO BASICS
Property Taxes are typically lower in Mullica Township as compared to adjacent municipalities. There is no public sewer and interestingly enough, no public trash pick-up. As a matter of fact, a popular meeting location for locals is at the dump! Open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday Mornings. The Mullica Township Recreational Complex provides open space for youth soccer, baseball, softball, and a Pineland Theme playground. Township pride is expressed as evidenced by the manicured grounds there , its a favorite area gathering spot. From the canals and waterfront provided by the Mullica River in Sweetwater to, acres of blueberries and woodlands, to the Elwood Deli, there is no other place quite like Mullica Township.
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