Toms River - Ocean County Courthouse

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Toms River - Ocean County Courthouse

Six thousand bricks were brought by schooner from New York to the docks at Water Street in Toms River to be used in the construction of the Ocean County Courthouse. The bricks and the land were donated by Joseph Coward in 1850. By September 1851, the building was completed. Twelve men from the six townships of the county were chosen to be members of the first Board of Chosen Freeholders.