Voorhees Township, NJ
Located in Camden County, New Jersey, Voorhees Township is only 20 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although the Delaware River separates the two states, residents of Voorhees Township find travel to Philadelphia easy because of multiple bridges and an extensive network of roadways, railways and bus routes. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the community atmosphere and the excellent schools in Voorhees Township.
The first residents of Voorhees Township were members of the Lenni-Lenape Nation of the Algonquian People, also known as “Grandfather” or the “Original People.”
In 1623, Cornelius Mey claimed the Delaware River for Holland. Both Swedish and Dutch settlers moved into the Delaware Valley, battling over who would control New Jersey. The Dutch won, taking control in 1655. England took the territory away from Holland and established New Jersey as a British colony in 1664.
Named after the governor who authorized the township’s creation, Voorhees Township was incorporated March 1, 1899.
In 1900, the population of Voorhees Township was 979. By 1950, the population had doubled. Rapid growth occurred between 1950 and 1990, and 24,559 people lived in Voorhees Township as of the 1990 U.S. Census.
The western part of the township encompasses an area known as Echelon, a census-designated place in 2010 that had a population of 10,743. The population of Voorhees Township itself was 29,131. Median family income was $107,000.
Voorhees Township Public Schools oversees four elementary schools and one middle school. Youth who have graduated from eighth grade go to schools located in Voorhees Township that are part of the Eastern Camden County Regional High School District.
Things to See and Do in Voorhees Township
Simply getting outdoors and enjoying nature is a very popular activity. Other suggested activities are:
- Attend a performance by local ballet dancers at Voorhees Ballet Theatre or a live play presented by the Voorhees Theatre Company.
- Enjoy ice skating at Flyers Skate Zone, an indoor ice skating rink.
- Play a game of disc golf or watch a tournament at Stafford Woods Disc Golf Course.
- Take the family for an outing at one of five lakes located within the Voorhees Township boundary lines.
Air Conditioning Repair, Heater Repair and Heating Oil Delivery in Voorhees Township, NJ
For more than 100 years, residents and business owners in and around Voorhees Township have turned to McAllister for all their heating, air conditioning and heating oil delivery needs. This family-owned business, more fully known as “McAllister Energy,” has a reputation for honest, dependable services and high-quality products. From the time the company got its start in 1876, McAllister Energy has kept a steady focus on serving people and caring for their comfort needs. Our company provides
- Around-the-clock emergency services
- Well-trained technicians, certified by NATE
- Fully stocked vehicles
- Guaranteed customer satisfaction
If your home or business is in need of air conditioning repair or heater repair, look no further than McAllister. We invite you to check out our Web site, stop by our office in Pennsauken, or call us at (856) 665-4545.