Gloucester Township, New Jersey

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Gloucester Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 64,350.

Gloucester Township was formed on June 1, 1695, while the area was still part of Gloucester County, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's first 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. It became part of the newly-created Camden County on March 13, 1844. Portions of the township have been taken over the years to form Union Township (November 15, 1831), Winslow Township (March 8, 1845) and Clementon Township (February 24, 1903).[6]

Glendora and Blackwood are census-designated places and unincorporated areas located within Gloucester Township. Erial is an unincorporated community within the township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.3 square miles (60.4 km²), of which, 23.2 square miles (60.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.

Big Timber Creek flows East to West through the township to the Delaware River.

Gloucester Township borders Hi-Nella, Lindenwold, Magnolia, Pine Hill, Runnemede, Somerdale, Stratford, and Winslow. Gloucester Township also borders Gloucester County.

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