Haddonfield NJ Residential Real Estate Properties
Single Family Homes, Townhomes, and Condos in Haddonfield New Jersey in Camden County in Southern New Jersey
Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey. Haddonfield was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 6, 1875, within portions of Haddon Township, based on the results of a referendum held that same day. The borough separated from Haddon Township as an independent municipality in 1894. The New Jersey General Assembly met and declared New Jersey a free and independent state at Haddonfield's Indian King Tavern in the winter of 1777. However, since 1873, Haddonfield has been a dry town where alcohol cannot be sold. The Cooper River forms the border between Haddonfield and Cherry Hill. Haddonfield shares land borders with Haddon Township, Haddon Heights, Barrington, and Tavistock. Haddonfield was founded by Elizabeth Haddon (1680–1762), whose Quaker father, John Haddon, bought a 500 acres (2.0 km2) tract of land in the English colony of West Jersey to escape religious persecution. Elizabeth set sail alone from Southwark, England to the New World in 1701. Shortly after her arrival, she made a marriage proposal to John Estaugh, a Quaker minister, and they were married in 1702. The town was named for John Haddon, though he never came to the United States. The Indian King Tavern, built in 1750, played a significant role in the American Revolution. During that war, the New Jersey legislature—avoiding British forces—met there, and in 1777, declared New Jersey to be an independent state. Today the tavern is a state historical site and museum.
Haddonfield is a significant historic paleontology site. In 1838, William Estaugh Hopkins uncovered large bones in a marl pit in which he was digging. Hopkins displayed the bones at his home, Birdwood; and these bones sparked the interest of a visitor, William Foulke. In 1858, Foulke dug from the marl pit the first full skeleton of a dinosaur found in North America, Hadrosaurus foulkii. The skeleton was assembled in 1868 and is still displayed at Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. A 12-foot (3.7 m) replica of "Haddy" stands in the center of town.
In 1875, Haddonfield became the first community to secede from Haddon Township and become a self-governing borough. Haddonfield is noted for its historic homes, quaint shops, and legions of lawyers. As a legal center for southern New Jersey, the town houses the offices of more than 390 attorneys. Haddonfield is home to the second oldest volunteer fire company in continuous service in the United States. Haddon Fire Company No. 1 was established as as Friendship Fire Company on March 8, 1764, by 26 townsmen. Each member was to furnish two leather buckets while the company supplied six ladders and three fire hooks.
Haddonfield has a PATCO Hi-Speedline station that links it to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the west and to the eastern terminus in Lindenwold, NJ, where it is possible to transfer to New Jersey Transit's Philadelphia to Atlantic City bus and rail routes. New Jersey Transit provides local bus service; its 451, 455 and 457 routes all stop at the PATCO station
GOLF INFORMATION FOR HADDONFIELD, NEW JERSEY
Tavistock Country Club Golf Course (private) is located at 1 Tavistock Ln in Haddonfield, NJ. This is a 18 hole golf course. At PublicGolfCourses.net you can find out additional information as well as yardage, par, slope and course rating of Tavistock Country Club Golf Course in Haddonfield, NJ.
Pennsauken Country Club Golf Course (public) is located at 3800 Haddonfield Rd in Pennsauken, NJ. This is a 18 hole golf course. At PublicGolfCourses.net you can find additional information as well as yardage, par, slope and course rating of Pennsauken Country Club Golf Course in Pennsauken, NJ.
* Indian King Tavern--18th Century Colonial Tavern, over 250 years of history
* Collingswood Community Theatre
* William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, Collingswood, New Jersey
* Camden County Municipal Park
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