Voorhees Township, New Jersey

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Voorhees Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 28,126. Voorhees is a New Jersey suburb in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.

Voorhees Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 1, 1899, from portions of Waterford Township. Portions of the township were taken on March 8, 1924, to form Gibbsboro.[8]

The township is named after Foster MacGowan Voorhees, the Governor of New Jersey who authorized its creation.[9]

The area comprises the Ashland, Kirkwood, Kresson, Glendale, and Osage sections.[9] Voorhees is largely a bedroom community, with many of its residents commuting to Cherry Hill or Philadelphia for work.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 12 square miles (30.1 km²), of which, 11.6 square miles (30.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.

Echelon is a census-designated place in the western part of the township between Cherry Hill and Gibbsboro.

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