Thanks to all who made the 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony such a wonderful evening.
Absecon (pronounced ab-SEE-con) is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 8,411. The current City of Absecon was originally incorporated as a town by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 29, 1872, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township. Then on March 24, 1902, the City of Absecon replaced the town. The city is named for the Absegami tribe of Native Americans, from the word "Absogami", which means "little stream". To learn more about the history of Absecon visit the Absecon Historical Society’s website at www.abseconhistory.com