Introduction to Somerdale, New Jersey
Somerdale, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 4 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center) and 10 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are an estimated 5,192 people who live in the town.
Paleo-Indians, and their descendants, the Lenapes, originally inhabited this region. In the early 1600s, several Dutch families established a fur trading post. During the 17th and early 18th century, the majoirty of the settlers were Quakers. Camden County was created on March 13, 1844. Clementon Township, which has since dissolved, was established on February 24, 1903, and the present territory of Somerdale was created on April 23, 1929, from parts of the Clementon Township.
Somerdale and Nearby Attractions
- Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
- Camden Children's Garden
- Adventure Aquarium
- Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
- Independence National Park
- Atwater Kent Museum
Things To Do In Somerdale
Artifacts and memorabilia at the Indian King Tavern Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Atwater Kent Museum, Independence Seaport Museum, and Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum reflect the historical and cultural background of the region. John Wanamaker House, Walt Whitman House, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, and Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site are some of the places of historic interest located within 10 miles of Somerdale. The Independence National Park, which houses the Liberty Bell and the Independence Hall, is another popular attraction. Various facilities for boating, hiking, picnicking, and camping are available at the Fort Washington State Park, Neshaminy State Park, and Rancocas State Park.
Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.
Somerdale Higher Education
Camden County College, Rutgers University, and Rowan University are among the nearby colleges.