Atco, NJ is an unincorporated area in Waterford Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, in the Philadelphia-Camden metropolitan area, located 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Camden at 39.769 North, -74.887 West. The town is at the western edge of Wharton State Forest and the Pine Barrens. Atco is the home of the Atco Raceway, and served as the location for movie, Eddie and the Cruisers in 1983. An episode of Viva La Bam was shot at the raceway. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08004.
The area gets its name from the Atlantic Transport Company, though other possible derivations have been offered, one of which is from the Indian word for “Land of many deer.”