Haddon Township, New Jersey

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Haddon Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 14,651.

By an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 23, 1865, Haddon Township was incorporated from portions of Newton Township. The following communities were subsequently created from the Haddon Township: Haddonfield (April 6, 1875), Collingswood (May 22, 1888), Woodlynne (March 19, 1901), Haddon Heights (March 2, 1904), Audubon (March 13, 1905) and Oaklyn (also March 13, 1905).[6]

Haddon Township has two exclaves—rare in New Jersey—West Collingswood Heights and West Collingswood Extension. The downtown portion of the township is known as Westmont, a name probably derived from a noted harness racing horse.[7] Haddon Township has a slightly higher number of liquor stores, restaurants which serve alcohol, and bars because the neighboring boroughs of Collingswood, Haddonfield and Haddon Heights prohibit the sale of alcohol.

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History

In 1701, Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh, the daughter of John Haddon, arrived in the American colonies to oversee his large landholdings, which included areas that are now Bluebird, Haddon Township, and Haddonfield. Contemporary Newton Township included land that later became part of Oaklyn, Audubon, Audubon Park, Collingswood, Gloucester City, Woodlynne, Camden, Haddon Heights and Haddonfield. Its first European settlers were Irish who settled in the area of Newton Creek in 1681.

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