Introduction to Collingswood, New Jersey

Collingswood, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 2 miles SW of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 5 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is located inside the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Collingswood History

Collingswood was settled by the Quakers in the late 17th century. During the 18th and 19th centuries the present day town of Collingswood was mostly a farm owned by the Collings family. Before its incorporation, the land was a part of the Haddon Township. It was incorporated on May 22, 1888 as a borough. The area was named after Edward Collings Knight, one of the descendants of the Collings family. The Stokes-Lees mansion of Collingswood is one of the oldest houses of Camden County.

Collingswood and nearby Attractions

  • Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum
  • Indian King Tavern Museum
  • Independence National Park
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Camden County Parks
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Rancocas State Park

Things To Do In Collingswood

Collingswood includes a number of parks and playgrounds. You can also enjoy movie or a live musical concert at Collingswood. Apart from these, the town also organizes the Collingswood Book and Music Festival as well as several other events every year.

Collingswood Transportation

The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International.

Collingswood Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Rutgers University, Temple University, Art Institute Of Philadelphia, Camden County College and other colleges.

Collingswood Almanac

County Camden County
Standard Zip Codes8108, 8107
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.91
Approximate Longitude-75.07

Collingswood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Collingswood Public Libraries

Collingswood Free Public Library
Collingswood, New Jersey
(856) 858-0649

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Collingswood Public Schools

Collingswood High School
424 Collings Ave
ZIP: 8108
(856) 962-5701
Total Enrollment 718
Collingswood Middle School
414 Collings Ave
ZIP: 8108
(856) 962-5702
Total Enrollment 340
James A. Garfield Elementary School
480 Haddon Ave
ZIP: 8108
(856) 962-5705
Total Enrollment 130
Mark Newbie Elementary School
2 East Browning Rd
ZIP: 8108
(856) 962-5706
Total Enrollment 126
William P Tatem Elementary School
265 Lincoln Avenue
ZIP: 8108
(856) 962-5704
Total Enrollment 226
Zane North Elementary School
801 Stokes Avenue
ZIP: 8108
(856) 962-5703
Total Enrollment 172

Collingswood Private Schools

Good Shepherd Regional School
100 Lees Ave
ZIP: 8108
Total Enrollment 169
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