Introduction to Moorestown, New Jersey
Moorestown, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 5 miles NE of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 11 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The people of the town are in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Moorestown has a population of 19,017.
The village of Moorestown was established as a Quaker town in 1682. It was originally known as Chestertown. It was named Moorestown during the mid 1800s after Thomas Moore, who was a major landowner. The location where the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company presently stands is significant in the history of the town, because this was the land where John Cox built a tavern in 1745. Town meetings were held at this tavern before the Old Town Hall was built.
Moorestown and nearby Attractions
- Smith-Cadbury Mansion
- Kuser Farm Mansion
- Walt Whitman House
- Rancocas State Park
Things To Do In Moorestown
In 2005, Moorestown was ranked the No. 1 spot among the best places to live in America by Money Magazine. The Recreation department of the town arranges activities ranging from various sports like football, lacrosse, tennis and rowing, to artistic contests involving music and dance.
Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.
Moorestown Higher Education
The Holy Family College, Rutgers University, Temple University and Campden Community College offer facilities for higher learning.