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Toms River Township (95,148 inhabitants in 2007; 137.1 sq. km) is the county seat of Ocean County. Founded on 1 March 1768, the township was incorporated on 21 February 1798 as Dover Township, an name which was changed on 14 November 2006.
"Ashbury Park Press", 29 May 2009, reports, with a colour photo, the presentation of the flag of Toms River as follows:
"[...] Township Clerk and Historian Mark Mutter has spearheaded a unique township flag campaign, designing a township-colored flag that flies on Toms River's Town Hall flagpole everyday below the American and Prisoners of War Flags. Day-by-day each flag is taken down and placed in a bag with a certificate of authenticity legitimizing the date it was flown and is signed by Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher and all members of the Township Council.
“The 3x5' maroon and white township sealed flags display the Toms River Indian head with the and township motto ‘Homo Cogitat, Deus Indicat,' which translates ‘Man Thinks, God Directs,' are one-of-kind,” said Mayor Kelaher.[...]"
Ivan Sache, 31 May 2009