Gloucester City was originally named Fort Nassau. The fort, located along the Delaware River, was first settled by the Dutch in 1623. The settlement was an ideal port location along the shores of the river used for travel and transportation. The city became the county seat of old Gloucester County for over 100 years. Once the county vacated the city, it transformed to an industrial hub along the riverfront. The birth of industry caused the need for development of housing and businesses catering to local and visiting patrons. Gloucester evolved from a small fishing community to a bustling city, which was incorporated in 1868. Today, Gloucester City is a global port city along the banks of the Delaware River.
The Gloucester City - Images of America Book will be available on October 31, 2011 in stores. You can purchase a copy at Carr’s Hardware, the Gloucester City Historical Society. The Society hours are Thursday evenings from 6 to 8pm and Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm, every week. There will be two opportunities to purchase and have the books signed in November. The first will be November 5, 2011 at the Nicholson Road Community Center during the Arts & Cultural Heritage Event from 11 am to 5 pm. The second will be November 12, 2011 from 11 am to 1 pm at Carr’s Hardware. Also the authors from the West Deptford – Images of America Book will be attending that day’s event. So come pick up a copy of both great books! Each book is $21.99 and that does not include sales tax. Additional book signings/ purchasing events will be coming soon in December. Come get your copy of Gloucester City’s History. Thanks for your support from the Gloucester City Historical Society.
Also you can purchase the book at the following web pages.