Eagleswood Municipal Court (Ocean County, New Jersey)
Address: 665 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Note: Eagleswood court recently moved from: 146 Division Street
P.O. Box 409, West Creek, NJ 08092
Phone: (609) 296-7241
Court sessions are held on Thursdays. A lot of speeding and other traffic tickets, including careless driving and NJ tailgating are issued in Eagleswood. Few DWI arrests are made but some criminal charges, especially for disorderly persons offenses are filed in Eagleswood. Less than 2,000 people live in Eagleswood. Students attend the Eaglewood Public School System.
European immigrants first started moving to Eagleswood n 1705 led by Jarbus Pharo. The town was officially formed as a township in 1874.
The town’s name comes from the many diverse species of eagles that originally inhabited the area. Part of Eagleswood’s wetlands is in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.
Shipbuilding was historically the local trade, as well as oystering and clamming, and, yes, piracy. The town also has some preserved cranbury bogs.
Eagleswood boats one very peculiar attracation known as the “chair house” locatednear West Creek off Route 9. “Chair House” is a three-story, Victorian-era building recently restored. It originally served as a water tower in nearby Holgate. Legend has it that the original owner was an acrobat.
The Eagleswood historical society does a remarkable job the township’s beautiful old buildings and quaint Main Street area. The municipal building is a restored school house.
The Eagleswood Township Committee is made up of Mayor Kenneth Holman, Deputy Mayor John Woodland and Committeeman Greg Johnson.