Introduction to Pennsauken, New Jersey
Pennsauken, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles NW of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 5 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is conveniently located inside the Philadelphia metropolitan area. There are an estimated 35,737 people in Pennsauken.
Pennsauken was incorporated as a township on February 18, 1892. It was earlier a part of the now-defunct Stockton Township. The Lenni Lenape Native American group once inhabited this region, and the name "Pennsauken" is derived from their tongue. In an Algonquian language, the word usually means "tobacco pouch". The town of Pennsauken is home to the J & J Snack Foods Corporation, and a Pepsi plant.
Pennsauken and nearby Attractions
- Pennsauken Industrial Park
- Pennsauken Creek
- Saint Stephens Church
- Iron Rock Golf Course
- Sunset Cemetery
- Village Dock Lake
Things To Do In Pennsauken
Travelers to the town of Pennsauken can pay a visit to the Pennsauken Industrial Park or even go to the nearby museums like the Independence Seaport Museum, Independence National Historical Park and the Franklin Court. One can also take a trip to the beautiful Village Dock Lake, the Pennsauken Creek, and the Pochack Creek. Enthusiastic shoppers can also browse through the shops in the Pennsauken Shopping Center.
Philadelphia International Airport is nearby.
Pennsauken Higher Education
Educational facilities are available at Rutgers University-Camden.