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Cherry Hill
Camden County, New Jersey

ZipCodes
08002, 08003, 08034, 08358

Motto
You Couldn't Pick a Better Place



Page Contents for Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Cherry Hill is approximately 71,586 (2006).
The approximate number of families is 27,074 (2000).
The amount of land area in Cherry Hill is 62.806 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Cherry Hill is 24.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.294 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cherry Hill to Washington DC is 133 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 25 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cherry Hill is positioned 39.90 degrees north of the equator and 74.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Cherry Hill elevation is 82 feet above sea level.
Cherry Hill per capita income is $ 38,284 (2000).
Cherry Hill median income is $ 81,289 (2000).

Location

in southwestern New Jersey. The township is bordered on the east with Marlton and Mount Laurel Township. On the south it borders with Haddon Township, Haddonfield Borough and Lawnside Borough. On the north, the borders are with Merchantville Borough and Pennsauken Township and on the south the border is shared with Voorhees Township.
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History & History Related Items

The first name for the area was Colestown. This small settlement was in the area that is now the Colestown Cemetery. It became Delaware Township on 25 February 1844. Camden County was created on 13 March 1844 and the township became part of the new county at that time. The local people wanted a post office of their own, but the name of Delaware was already taken. When the post office suggested they change the name, the advministrators for the area agreed and the name was put to a vote. The name for the town was chosen by the residents in 1961 and was officially adopted on 7 November 1961. The Browning farm, which was located on Kaighn Ave. (now Route 38). The farm evolved to Moriís Cherry Hill Inn and eventually to a movie theater complex. During the mid 1900ís, the name of Cherry Hill was used by Mori for many of his holdings in the area. The area had large growth after World War II. This continued until the 1980s when the population became more stable.
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The incorporation of Cherry Hill

28 February 1844


Attractions

The Cherry Hill Mall

Barclay Farmstead
209 Barclay Lane
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: 856-795-6225
Built in 1816 by a Quaker farmer, this site has 32 acres and many things to see and do. Tours of the farmhouse are available.

See the slide show of the Cherry Blossoms along Chapel Avenue.
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Cherry Hill City Government

Cherry Hill Township official website.
820 Mercer St.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Phone: 856-665-6500

Cherry Hill is a township and has a Council-Manager plan A form of government. There are five council members who serve four year terms. One of the members is elected by the body as the mayor. A Township Manager is hired by the council to serve as the administrator for the township. Unincorporated areas within the township include Ashland, Barclay-Kingston, Cherry Hill Mall, Erlton-Ellisburg, Golden Triangle, Greentree and Springdale.

Cherry Hill Fire Department
Cherry Hill Police Department

Cherry Hill Chamber

Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce
1060 Kings Hwy. N. #200
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: 856-667-1600

Cherry Hill Community News

Courier Post Online
From South Jersey to You.

Cherry Hill Organizations

Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce
1060 Kings Hwy. N. #200
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: 856-667-1600

Cherry Hill Libraries

Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1911

Cherry Hill Schools

Cherry Hill Public Schools
45 Ranoldo Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone: (856) 429-5600 Cherry Hill

Miscellany

The population of Cherry Hill was:
1930 - 5,734
1940 - 5,811
1950 - 10,358
1960 - 31,522
1970 - 64,395
1980 - 68,785
1990 - 69,348
2000 - 69,965
2006 - 71,586

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 25,773
2000 - 27,074


Median household income:
2000 - $ 81,289

Cherry Hill is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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