Lavallette is Located in
Ocean County New Jersey
Lavallette is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As
of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,665.
Lavallette is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier
peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
Lavallette was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey
Legislature on December 21, 1887, from portions of Dover Township (now
Toms River Township), based on the results of a referendum held two days
Lavallette was named for Elie A. F. La Vallette, one of the first rear
admirals appointed in the United States Navy when President Abraham
Lincoln created the rank in July 1862, and the father of Albert T.
Lavallette, co-founder of the borough.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Lavallette as its 8th best place to
live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.
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