Introduction to West Deptford, New Jersey
West Deptford, New Jersey, in Gloucester county, is 6 miles SW of Gloucester, New Jersey and 9 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan statistical area. About 19,368 people live in West Deptford.
West Deptford History
Portions of the Deptford Township were taken to form the West Deptford Township, which was officially incorporated on March 1, 1871. Located along the Delaware River, this town has been home to several companies over the years, including Johnson-Matthey, Sunoco, and Checkpoint Systems. The excellent infrastructure, together with the interstate 95 connecting New York and Washington D.C., has been a major reason behind the quick development and prosperity of this town.
West Deptford and nearby Attractions
- American Swedish Historical Museum
- Walt Whitman House
- New Jersey State Aquarium
- Audubon Free Public Library
- Fort Mott State Park
Things To Do In West Deptford
During a stay at West Deptford, one can visit many of the museums and historic sites in New Jersey like the American Swedish Historical Museum, the Indian King Tavern Museum, and the house of Walt Whitman, the famous American poet, journalist, essayist and humanist. The Audubon Free Public Library is another place of interest. Amalthea Cellars is a winery near the township of West Deptford that is worth making a trip to.
West Deptford Transportation
Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.
West Deptford Higher Education
Gloucester County College, Camden County College, the Community College of Philadelphia, and Rutgers University - Camden all provide opportunities for higher education to the residents of West Deptford.