Introduction to Waterford, New Jersey
Waterford, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 19 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey and 25 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is included in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,494 people lived in Waterford.
Waterford Township was chartered by the Royal Charter in June of 1695. It was named after Waterford, England. The community developed around the growth of Waterford Glassworks and was incorporated as a township in February of 1798. It became one of the first townships of the newly formed Camden County.
Waterford and nearby Attractions
- Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
- Monroe Historical Society
- Whitman Stafford Farm House
- Lebanon State Forest
- Olde Stone House Village
- Parvin State Park
Things To Do In Waterford
Local parks include Rancocas State Park, Parvin State Park, Independence National Historic Park and Neshaminy State Park. The Garden State Discovery Museum, the Indian King Tavern Museum, the Barclay Farmstead Museum and the Alice Paul Birthplace are all accessible from Waterford. The Adventure Aquarium and the Elmwood Park Zoo are popular local sites among children.
Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.
Waterford Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Camden County College, Atlantic Cape Community College and Burlington County College.