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Moorestown Township


Moorestown Town Hall is located at 111 West 2nd Street, Moorestown NJ 08057; phone: 856-234-4143.

Perkins House, ca. 1910, Camden Avenue and King's Highway, Moorestown, N, National Register

Photo: Perkins House, ca. 1910, Camden Avenue and King's Highway, Moorestown, NJ Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Photographed by User:Apc106 (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2016.

The area that is the historic village of Moorestown was first settled about 1682. The first families to build homes were the Hootons, Roberts, and Rodmans. For a time the area was known as the Village of Rodmantown. Prior to the coming of the railroad in 1867, the area was a stagecoach stop for travelers to and from Philadelphia. The Coles Hotel (no longer extant) served as the stagecoach stop.

The township was named for Thomas Moore, who opened a hotel and tavern here in the mid 18th century. The township was incorporated in 1922.

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