Introduction to Carneys Point, New Jersey
Carneys Point History
Carneys Point was originally a part of Penn's Neck Township, which was formed around 1701. On July 10, 1721, Penn's Neck Township was divided into two townships, Upper Penns Neck Township and Lower Penns Neck Township. Upper Penns Neck Township was officially incorporated on February 21, 1798. On November 10, 1976, the township was renamed Carneys Point, after local landowner Thomas Carney.
Carneys Point and nearby Attractions
- Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
- Amstel House
- Bellevue State Park
- Brandywine Battlefield
- New Jersey State Aquarium
Things To Do In Carneys Point
The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum, the Delaware History Museum, and the Salem County Historical Society Museum showcase exhibits of historical importance. The Amstel House, the brick mansion of Dr. John Finney, and Brandywine Battlefield are two historic sites located near Carneys Point. The Bellevue State Park and Brandywine Creek State Park offer opportunities for fishing, hiking and picnicking. The Brandywine Zoo, the New Jersey State Aquarium, Camden Children's Garden, Adventure Aquarium, and the Philadelphia Zoo are all accessible from Carney’s point as well.
Carneys Point Transportation
Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.
Carneys Point Higher Education
Salem Community College is located in Carneys Point. Others nearby include Widener University and the University of Delaware.