Introduction to Collingswood, New Jersey
Collingswood, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles SW of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 5 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is conveniently located inside the Philadelphia metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,326 people in Collingswood.
Collingswood was settled by the Quakers in the late 17th century. During the 18th and 19th centuries the present day town of Collingswood was mostly a farm owned by the Collings family. Before its incorporation, the land was a part of the Haddon Township. It was incorporated on May 22, 1888 as a borough. The area was named after Edward Collings Knight, one of the descendants of the Collings family. The Stokes-Lees mansion of Collingswood is one of the oldest houses of Camden County.
Collingswood and nearby Attractions
- Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
- Indian King Tavern Museum
- Independence National Park
- Adventure Aquarium
- Camden County Parks
- Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
- Rancocas State Park
Things To Do In Collingswood
Collingswood includes a number of parks and playgrounds. You can also enjoy movie or a live musical concert at Collingswood. Apart from these, the town also organizes the Collingswood Book and Music Festival as well as several other events every year.
The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International.
Collingswood Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by Rutgers University, Temple University, Art Institute Of Philadelphia, Camden County College and other colleges.