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Somers Point is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 10,795, reflecting a decline of 819 (-7.1%) from the 11,614 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 398 (+3.5%) from the 11,216 counted in the 1990 Census.The City of Somers Point is in the eastern part of Atlantic County, southwest of Atlantic City.HistorySomers Point was once known as the Somerset Plantation, Somers Ferry and Somers Plantation; purchased by John Somers, the area was first settled around 1693, making it the county's first European settlement. The Somers Mansion, with a commanding view of Somers Point's harbor, was built in 1725 and is the county's oldest existing home. Somers Point was designated as a port of entry in 1791 and remained one until it was abolished in 1915.Somers Point was originally incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 24, 1886, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, based on the results of a referendum held five days earlier. The borough was reincorporated on April 2, 1890, based on the previous day's referendum. Somers Point was incorporated as a city on April 9, 1902, from all of Somers Point borough and additional portions of Egg Harbor Township. The borough was named for John Somers.Our United States online road trip planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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