Somers Point is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The City of Somers Point is in the eastern part of Atlantic County, southwest of Atlantic City. Somers Point was once known as the Somerset Plantation and its settlement started around 1693. The Somers Mansion, with a commanding view of Somers Point’s harbor, was built in 1725. Somers Point was designated as a port of entry in 1791 and remained one until it was abolished in 1915.
Somers Point was originally incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 24, 1886, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, based on the results of a referendum held five days earlier. The borough was reincorporated on April 2, 1890, based on the previous day’s referendum. Somers Point was incorporated as a city on April 9, 1902, from all of Somers Point borough and additional portions of Egg Harbor Township.
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend the Mainland Regional High School, which also serves students from Linwood and Northfield. The high school is located in Linwood. Students from Somers Point, and all of Atlantic County, have the option to attend the career technical programs and full-time career academies offered by the Atlantic County Institute of Technology located in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point. St. Joseph Regional School is a Catholic elementary school serving students in Kindergarten through eighth grade, operated under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Camden.