South Jersey, particularly the Pine Barrens, is rich in folklore. The most well known folktale in New Jersey is, of course, the story of the Jersey Devil. There are many other folktales associated with South Jersey. Most of these stories are becoming as extinct as the dinosaur. The purpose of this web page is to keep these stories alive. These folktales recall a simpler, less cynical time when families would gather around candlelight telling stories for entertainment. The stories are appropriate for children eight and up who enjoy reading Goosebumps.

The Jersey Devil
Fiddlin' Sammy Giberson
The White Stag of Shamong
The Headless Witch
Haunted Places in South Jersey
The Tall Tales of Jonas Cattell
Piney Talk
Pirate Tales
Bibliography
Links

 

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