About Stow Creek

Stow Creek Township is located in the north western section of Cumberland County, in the Southern part of New Jersey. It is home to 1,700 residents, many farms and businesses.

Stow Creek offers a beautiful setting with  woodlands, pristine wetlands and other natural areas.

Stow Creek dates back to January 19, 1748, when it was formed as one of six precincts in the newly-created County of Cumberland. It was formally incorporated as a township on February 21, 1798.

 Columbia Township was formed on March 12, 1844, from portions of both Hopewell Township and Stow Creek Township,
and dissolved on March 11, 1845.


On April 9, 1929, portions of the township were taken to create Shiloh.

On October 1, 1924, the New Jersey Legislature officially changed the name of the township from "Stoe Creek" to "Stow Creek".