Deptford NJ Residential Real Estate Properties
Single family Homes, Townhouses and Condos in Deptford New Jersey in Gloucester County in Southern New Jersey.
Deptford Township (commonly known as Deptford) is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, Deptford was first formed on June 1, 1695, at which time it was known as Bethlehem. It was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Over the centuries, portions of the township were taken to create Washington Township (February 17, 1836), Woodbury Borough (March 27, 1854; now Woodbury City), West Deptford Township (March 1, 1871), Wenonah (March 10, 1883), Westville (April 7, 1914) and Woodbury Heights (April 6, 1915). Deptford is a suburb of Philadelphia, located on the eastern side of the Walt Whitman Bridge, which joins southern New Jersey with Philadelphia. It is located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Philadelphia and 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Atlantic City. Oak Valley is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located within Deptford Township.
Deptford was the site of the first hot air balloon landing in North America, gathering that distinction when Jean-Pierre Blanchard completed his flight to Deptford from Philadelphia in 1793. During his flight, Blanchard carried a personal letter from George Washington to be delivered to the owner of whatever property Blanchard happened to land on, making the flight the first delivery of air mail in the United States as well.
Deptford Township borders Mantua Township, Washington Township, Wenonah, West Deptford Township, Westville, Woodbury and Woodbury Heights. Deptford Township also borders Bellmawr, Runnemede, and Gloucester Township, all in Camden County. Deptford is divided into many sections and neighborhoods, including Almonesson, Jericho, New Sharon, Oak Valley, Westville Grove, Cooper Village, Lake Tract, Blackwood Terrace, Narraticon, Woodbury Gardens, Gardenville Center, Country Club, and Pine Acres. Notable former resident of Deptford Township include Isaac Hopper (1771–1852), abolitionist, founder of the Underground Railroad.
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* Deptford Township Free Public Library, Deptford, New Jersey
* Chuck Fasola Park, Deptford, New jersey
* Deptford Twp Sports Complex Park
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