Voorhees Township, New Jersey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Voorhees Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 29,131.[1] Voorhees is a New Jersey suburb in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.

The township is named for Foster McGowan Voorhees, the Governor of New Jersey who supported its creation.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Table 7. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2011. Accessed October 12, 2012.
  2. History of Voorhees Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, accessed May 8, 2007. "Over the years six "neighborhood" communities took root; Ashland, Glendale, Kirkwood, Kresson, Osage and Gibbsboro. Residents held strong loyalties to these sections of town, rather than to the town itself. One result of this divisive attitude was Gibbsboro's secession from Voorhees in 1924.... Since Governor Foster McGowan Voorhees granted the request, the township was named in his honor."
  3. A History of New Jersey Governors, State of New Jersey. Accessed October 19, 2015. "Foster M. Voorhees... Voorhees Township and State Park are named in his honor."