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Moorestown, New Jersey
Township of Moorestown
Moorestown Historic District
Moorestown Historic District
Moorestown Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Moorestown Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Moorestown, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Moorestown, New Jersey
Moorestown is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Location in Burlington County
Moorestown is located in New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Moorestown is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°58′43″N 74°56′34″W / 39.978716°N 74.942651°W / 39.978716; -74.942651Coordinates: 39°58′43″N 74°56′34″W / 39.978716°N 74.942651°W / 39.978716; -74.942651[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Burlington
IncorporatedMarch 11, 1922
 • TypeFaulkner Act (council–manager)
 • BodyTownship Council
 • MayorNicole Gillespie (D, term ends December 31, 2022)[3][4]
 • ManagerKevin Aberant[5]
 • Municipal clerkPatricia L. Hunt[6]
 • Total14.94 sq mi (38.70 km2)
 • Land14.73 sq mi (38.15 km2)
 • Water0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)  1.43%
 • Rank175th of 565 in state
16th of 40 in county[1]
Elevation69 ft (21 m)
 • Total20,726
 • Estimate 
 • Rank125th of 566 in state
7th of 40 in county[13]
 • Density1,410.6/sq mi (544.6/km2)
  • Rank343rd of 566 in state
20th of 40 in county[13]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s)609 and 856[16]
FIPS code3400547880[1][17][18]
GNIS feature ID0882095[1][19]

Moorestown is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey. It is an eastern suburb of Philadelphia and geographically part of the South Jersey region. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the township's population was 20,726,[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 1,709 (+9.0%) from the 19,017 counted in the 2000 census, which had in turn increased by 2,901 (+18.0%) from the 16,116 counted in the 1990 census.[20]

Moorestown was authorized to be incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 11, 1922, from portions of Chester Township (now Maple Shade Township), subject to the approval of voters in the affected area in a referendum. Voters approved the creation on April 25, 1922.[21][22] The township is named for a Thomas Moore who settled in the area in 1722 and constructed a hotel[23] though other sources attribute the name to poet Thomas Moore.[24]

Chester Township had banned all liquor sales in 1915, and Moorestown retained the restrictions for more than 70 years after Prohibition ended in 1933. Referendums aiming to repeal the ban failed in both 1935 and 1953. In 2007, the township council approved a referendum that would allow the sale by auction of six liquor licenses (the state limit of one per every 3,000 residents), with estimates that each license could sell over $1 million each.[25] The referendum did not receive enough votes to pass. In 2011, voters repealed the liquor ban; however, liquor sales in the township will be restricted to the Moorestown Mall.[26]

In 2005, Moorestown was ranked number one in Money magazine's list of the 100 best places to live in America.[27] The magazine screened over a thousand small towns and created a list of the top 100 for its August 2005 issue, in which Moorestown earned the top spot.


Roberts Monument
Friends Meeting House

Main Street (formerly the King's Highway) follows a ridge that had been occupied by the historic Lenni Lenape Native Americans. Two fine springs, one to the west (off Main Street before reaching the Perkins Center for the Arts, just by Roberts Elementary School) and one to the east (off North Stanwick Road) drew Native Americans and traders to the area.

In 1682, John and Sarah Roberts became the first English-speaking residents of Moorestown when they began to live in their home where the Roberts Monument is presently located on County Route 537 at the intersection with Route 73.[28][29] In May 1686, three years after the founding of Philadelphia, John Rodman bought 500 acres (2.0 km2) on the west side of Chester Township, and Thomas Rodman bought 533 acres (2.2 km2) in the same area; this soon became known as the Village of Rodmantown. The growing area around the eastern spring was known as the Village of Chestertown.[30]

In 1700, the first Society of Friends' Meeting House, built of logs, was erected on the King's Highway. Originally known as Meeting House Lane, Chester Avenue was laid out in 1720. The community at that time probably consisted of a few farmhouses along the King's Highway from Stanwick Road to Locust Street.[31]

Thomas Moore and his wife Elizabeth settled here in 1722. In 1732, Moore purchased 33 acres (130,000 m2) of land on the north side of the King's Highway. The land ran from the west side of the Friends' graveyard on the northwest corner of the King's Highway and Meeting House Lane on the east, and west to Locust Street on the western boundary of his property and north to Second Street. Moore set up a hotel on the northwest corner of the King's Highway and Union streets (Cornerstone Bank and the Wawa now occupy opposite corners there). Given Moore's extensive property ownership, the name Moorestown gradually replaced Chester informally in the center of town. Finally, Moorestown formerly split off from Chester and became a Township.[21]

The Coles Hotel, east of the corner of Main and Chester, was a stop on the stagecoach route connecting Camden with Trenton and Philadelphia. Construction of the railroad in 1867 superseded the stagecoaches and connected Mount Holly Township and Camden.[32]

A tavern built in 1745 by John Cox at what is now Main and Schooley streets was taken over in 1778 during the Revolutionary War by Hessian officers retreating from Philadelphia. In the years after the war, it was used for a town hall before 1812, when what is now called "Old Town Hall" was constructed.[33]

A house constructed in 1742 by John Cowperthwaite at King's Highway and Lenola Road is listed in the Library of Congress with details of the house recorded in 1937 by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior.[33]

Quakers built Moorestown's first two schools in 1785. A brick schoolhouse was located near what is now the intersection of Route 73 and the Kings Highway overpass. A stone schoolhouse was located adjacent to the present Friends Meeting House at the intersection of Chester Avenue and Main Street. The first district school was opened in 1810. The first free Moorestown public school was established in 1873.[34]

Vernon Hill's 46,000 square feet (4,300 m2) mansion Villa Collina—Italian for "Hill House"—the largest private residence in New Jersey, is located in Moorestown.[35]

Moorestown's Quaker heritage is discussed in Moorestown resident and native historian William H. Kingston's book, Moorestown's Third Century: The Quaker Legacy.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 14.94 square miles (38.70 km2), including 14.73 square miles (38.15 km2) of land and 0.21 square miles (0.55 km2) of water (1.43%).[1][2]

The township is located in southwest Burlington County and borders Maple Shade Township to the south, Cinnaminson Township and Delran Township to the west, Willingboro Township on the north and Mount Laurel Township to the east.[36][37][38] Moorestown Township is approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Philadelphia.

Moorestown-Lenola is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within Moorestown, which had a 2010 population of 14,217.[39]

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bortons Landing,[citation needed] North Bend, Stanwick and West Moorestown.[40]


The climate in the Moorestown area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cooler winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Moorestown Township has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[41]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)20,516[12][42][43]−1.0%
Population sources:
1930–2000[44] 1930[45]
1930–1990[46] 2000[47][48] 2010[9][10][11]

2010 Census[edit]

The 2010 United States census counted 20,726 people, 7,450 households, and 5,625 families in the township. The population density was 1,410.6 per square mile (544.6/km2). There were 7,862 housing units at an average density of 535.1 per square mile (206.6/km2). The racial makeup was 84.50% (17,513) White, 6.42% (1,331) Black or African American, 0.09% (18) Native American, 6.00% (1,244) Asian, 0.02% (5) Pacific Islander, 0.81% (168) from other races, and 2.16% (447) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.48% (721) of the population.[9]

Of the 7,450 households, 38.1% had children under the age of 18; 61.7% were married couples living together; 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present and 24.5% were non-families. Of all households, 21.8% were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.21.[9]

27.3% of the population were under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 19.0% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.4 years. For every 100 females, the population had 91.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 86.1 males.[9]

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $108,655 (with a margin of error of +/− $6,347) and the median family income was $129,217 (+/− $6,334). Males had a median income of $100,266 (+/− $4,901) versus $60,057 (+/− $11,139) for females. The per capita income for the township was $58,458 (+/− $3,172). About 1.4% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.[49]

2000 Census[edit]

At the 2000 U.S. census,[17] there were 19,017 people, 6,971 households, and 5,270 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,287.3 inhabitants per square mile (497.0/km2). There were 7,211 housing units at an average density of 488.1 per square mile (188.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 89.19% White, 5.69% African American, 0.16% Native American, 3.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.[47][48]

There were 6,971 households, of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.[47][48]

Age distribution was 27.4% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.[47][48]

The median household income was $78,826, and the median family income was $94,844. Males had a median income of $74,773 versus $39,148 for females. The per capita income for the township was $42,154. About 2.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.[47][48]


Several notable businesses house offices and operations in Moorestown. National and international corporations located in Moorestown Township include Destination Maternity,[50] Lockheed Martin,[51] Comcast Cable, Coca-Cola, and the United States Navy.

Otis Elevator has its largest U.S. branch in Moorestown outside of the Otis Elevator headquarters located in Farmington, Connecticut.

BAYADA Home Health Care, which employs over 18,000 nursing support staff in 250 offices throughout the United States and India, has its international headquarters in Moorestown.[52]


Aerial view of Moorestown

Local government[edit]

Moorestown's municipal government operates within the Faulkner Act (formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law) under Council-Manager plan E, which was implemented as of January 1, 1967, based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission.[53] This form of government is used in 42 municipalities (of the 564) statewide.[54] The Township Council is comprised of five members, who are elected at-large in partisan elections to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election in even-numbered years.[7] At a reorganization meeting held in January after each election, the council selects a mayor and a deputy mayor from among its members. The township manager, a full-time professional administrator, is appointed by the council. Under the township's administrative code and the Faulkner Act, the manager has the township's executive and administrative authority and responsibility. The township manager is Kevin Aberant.[5]

As of 2022, the Moorestown Township Council is comprised of Mayor Nicole Gillespie (D, term on committee and as mayor ends December 31, 2022), Deputy Mayor Sue Mammarella (D, term on committee ends 2024; term as deputy mayor ends 2022), Quinton Law (D, 2022; elected to serve an unexpired term), Jake Van Dyken (D, 2024) and David Zipin (D, 2024).[3][55][56][57][58] This is the first time this century that Moorestown has had a fully Democratic Council.[citation needed]

In January 2021, the Township Council selected Quinton Law to fill the seat expiring in December 2022 that had been held by Brian Donnelly until he resigned from office. The appointment made Law the youngest and the first Black councilmember in township history.[59] Law served on an interim basis until the November 2021 general election, when he was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.[56]

In November 2016, Republican incumbent Victoria Napolitano won re-election along with her Republican running mate Mike Locatell and Democrat Lisa Petriello, continuing the Republican Party's 4-to-1 majority. At the township's January 2017 reorganization meeting, Manny Delgado was elected by his peers as Moorestown's first Hispanic mayor.[60]

In December 2015, the township council selected Lisa Petriello from three candidates nominated by the Democratic municipal committee to fill the seat expiring in 2016 that was vacated by Greg Newcomer when he left office the previous month.[61]

In the 2014 elections, Stacey Jordan was re-elected to council along with her Republican running mate, Manny Delgado, who made history by becoming Moorestown's first Hispanic Councilman when he took office in January 2015. During the same reorganization meeting, Victoria Napolitano became Moorestown's youngest mayor ever at the age of 26, and may also be the youngest female to ever hold the office of mayor statewide.[62][63]

In 2004, Moorestown elected a majority Democratic council for the first time in its history. In 2008, the Moorestown Republicans won back three seats, giving them a 4–1 majority starting in 2009. On Election Day 2012, Republicans Victoria Napolitano (5,580 votes), and Phil Garwood (5,467 votes), along with Democrat J. Greg Newcomer (5,345 votes), won election to the three open seats on the township council, outpacing Republican Pete Palko (5,321 votes) and Democrats Brian Sattinger (4,899 votes) and Mark Hines (4,869 votes).[64] Republicans maintained a 4–1 majority, and Stacey Jordan was sworn in as Moorestown's first female mayor on January 7, 2013.[65]

During the summer of 2007, the township hall suffered smoke and water damage caused by an electrical fire.[66] The township offices were temporarily located at 2 Executive Place, Moorestown Township with council meetings held during that time at the William Allen Middle School Auditorium and court sessions are conducted in Maple Shade.[67] On December 10, 2012, Town Council members John Button, Greg Gallo, Stacey Jordan, Chris Chiacchio, and Mike Testa, along with Councilmembers-elect Victoria Napolitano and Greg Newcomer, broke ground on the new Town Hall, which was completed in 2014 [68][69]

In 2018, the township had an average property tax bill of $11,241, the highest in the county, compared to an average bill of $8,767 statewide.[70]


  • Nicole Gillespie, 2020 to present
  • Lisa Petriello, 2019 to 2020[71]
  • Stacey Jordan, 2018[72]
  • Manny Delgado (born 1970), 2017 to 2018. First Hispanic mayor.[73]
  • Phil Garwood (born 1959), 2016 to 2017.
  • Victoria Napolitano (born 1988), 2015 to 2016. Youngest mayor and youngest woman to become a mayor in New Jersey.[74]
  • Chris Chiacchio (born 1967), 2014 to 2015.[75]
  • Stacey Jordan (born 1970), 2013 to 2014. First female mayor.[76]
  • John Button (born 1942), 2011 to 2012.[77]
  • Daniel Roccato (born 1961), 2009 to 2010 [78]
  • Kevin E. Aberant (born 1969), 2005 to 2008. First Democratic mayor.[79]
  • Michael L. Sanyour, 2003 to 2004.[80]
  • Howard Miller (born 1937), 1997 to 2002.
  • Walter T. Maahs Jr. (1927–2011), 1988 to 1996.[81]
  • Francis L. Bodine (born 1936), 1981 to 1987.[82]
  • James Euel Palmer (1932–2000), 1976 to 1980.[83]
  • William A. Angus Jr. (1923–2006), 1971–1976.[84]
  • John L. Call, 1969 to 1970.
  • Charles Walton, 1967 to 1968.
  • Albert Ellis, 1962 to 1966.
  • Edwin B. Forsythe (1916–1984), 1957 to 1962.[85]
  • William J. Hall Jr., 1954 to 1956
  • Allen Nixon, 1943 to 1953.
  • Fred P. Smith, 1938 to 1942.
  • Benjamin Haines, 1935 to 1937.
  • John C. Dudley, 1932 to 1934.
  • Frederick W. Grube, 1929 to 1931.

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Moorestown is located in the 3rd Congressional District[86] and is part of New Jersey's 7th state legislative district.[10][87][88] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Moorestown Township had been in the 8th state legislative district.[89]

For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Andy Kim (D, Moorestown).[90] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027)[91] and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).[92][93]

For the 2022–2023 session, the 7th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Troy Singleton (D, Palmyra) and in the General Assembly by Herb Conaway (D, Moorestown) and Carol A. Murphy (D, Mount Laurel).[94]

Burlington County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of five members who are chosen at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year; at an annual reorganization meeting, the board selects a director and deputy director from among its members.[95] As of 2022, Burlington County Board of County Commissioners are Commissioner Director Daniel J. O'Connell (D, Delran Township; term as commissioner ends December 31, 2024; term as director ends 2022)[96] Commissioner Deputy Director Tom Pullion (D, Edgewater Park, term as commissioner ends 2023; term as deputy director ends 2022),[97] Allison Eckel (D, Medford, 2022; appointed to fill an unexpired term),[98] Felicia Hopson (D, Willingboro Township, 2024) and [99] Balvir Singh (D, Burlington Township, 2023).[100][95][101] Burlington County's Constitutional Officers are County Clerk Joanne Schwartz (R, Southampton Township, 2023),[102][103] Sheriff Anthony Basantis (D, Burlington Township, 2022)[104][105] and Surrogate Brian J. Carlin (D, Burlington Township, 2026).[106][107]


As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 13,978 registered voters in Moorestown Township, of which 3,955 (28.3% vs. 33.3% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 5,126 (36.7% vs. 23.9%) were registered as Republicans and 4,887 (35.0% vs. 42.8%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 10 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens.[108] Among the township's 2010 Census population, 67.4% (vs. 61.7% in Burlington County) were registered to vote, including 92.8% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 80.3% countywide).[108][109]

In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 5,789 votes (50.1% vs. 58.5% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 5,656 votes (49% vs. 40.5%) and other candidates with 102 votes (0.9% vs. 1.0%), among the 11,623 ballots cast by the township's 14,801 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.5% (vs. 74.5% in Burlington County).[110][111] In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 6,099 votes (51.9% vs. 58.4% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 5,435 votes (46.3% vs. 39.9%) and other candidates with 98 votes (0.8% vs. 1.0%), among the 11,746 ballots cast by the township's 14,274 registered voters, for a turnout of 82.3% (vs. 80.0% in Burlington County).[112] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 5,792 votes (50.4% vs. 46.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 5,576 votes (48.6% vs. 52.9%) and other candidates with 66 votes (0.6% vs. 0.8%), among the 11,482 ballots cast by the township's 13,714 registered voters, for a turnout of 83.7% (vs. 78.8% in the whole county).[113]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 4,683 votes (66.4% vs. 61.4% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 2,210 votes (31.3% vs. 35.8%) and other candidates with 71 votes (1.0% vs. 1.2%), among the 7,058 ballots cast by the township's 14,925 registered voters, yielding a 47.3% turnout (vs. 44.5% in the county).[114][115] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 4,128 votes (53.4% vs. 47.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 3,166 votes (40.9% vs. 44.5%), Independent Chris Daggett with 345 votes (4.5% vs. 4.8%) and other candidates with 53 votes (0.7% vs. 1.2%), among the 7,736 ballots cast by the township's 14,206 registered voters, yielding a 54.5% turnout (vs. 44.9% in the county).[116]

Historic district[edit]

Moorestown Historic District
Moorestown Historic District (8).JPG
John C. Hopkins House
LocationRoughly bounded by Maple Avenue, Chestnust Avenue, Main Street from Zelley Avenue to Locust Street, and Mill Street
Area47 acres (19 ha)
Built1682 (1682)
Architectural styleMid 19th Century Revival, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
NRHP reference No.89002295[117]
NJRHP No.836[118]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 30, 1990
Designated NJRHPNovember 28, 1989

The Moorestown Historic District is a 47-acre (19 ha) historic district encompassing the community. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 1990, for its significance in architecture, commerce, community development, and exploration/settlement from 1720 to 1940. The district includes 351 contributing buildings and four contributing sites. Breidenhart, Moorestown Friends School and Meetinghouse, Smith Mansion, and Town Hall, which were previously listed individually on the NRHP, contribute to the district.[119]


The Moorestown Township Public Schools serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.[120] As of the 2018–2019 school year, the district, comprised of six schools, had an enrollment of 3,997 students and 348.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.5:1.[121] Schools in the district (with 2018–2019 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics)[122] are George C. Baker Elementary School[123] (378 students; in grades Pre-K–3), Mary E. Roberts Elementary School[124] (346; Pre-K–3), South Valley Elementary School[125] (405; Pre-K–3), Moorestown Upper Elementary School[126] (916; 4–6), William Allen Middle School[127] (638; 7–8) and Moorestown High School[128] (1,293; 9–12).[129]

Students from Moorestown, and from all of Burlington County, are eligible to attend the Burlington County Institute of Technology, a countywide public school district that serves the vocational and technical education needs of students at the high school and post-secondary level at its campuses in Medford and Westampton Township.[130]

Moorestown Friends School is a private Quaker school located at East Main Street and Chester Avenue. The school serves approximately 700 students from preschool through twelfth grade.[34]

Our Lady of Good Counsel School, which operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton, is attached to Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish; located behind the church on Prospect Avenue, it was founded in 1927 and has about 480 students from nursery through eighth grade.[131][132] In 2015, the school was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of six private schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category by the United States Department of Education.[133][134]

Additionally there are students from Moorestown who attend Resurrection Regional Catholic Schools in Cherry Hill.[135] This school is under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.


Route 38 in Moorestown

Roads and highways[edit]

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 123.52 miles (198.79 km) of roadways, of which 96.15 miles (154.74 km) were maintained by the municipality, 24.65 miles (39.67 km) by Burlington County and 2.72 miles (4.38 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[136]

The most prominent highway serving Moorestown is New Jersey State Route 38. County Route 537 also passes through the town. Both roads run east–west, parallel to each other with no intersection.

Public transportation[edit]

NJ Transit provides bus service to Philadelphia on routes 317 (from Asbury Park), and during rush hours weekdays, on the 414. Other buses such as the 407, 413 and 457 run between the Moorestown Mall and the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden, from which there are connecting buses into Philadelphia and a station on the PATCO Speedline with service between Center City Philadelphia and Lindenwold. Burlington County provides rush hour public transit van service on the Burlink B9 route on weekdays from the Palmyra River Line station to the Moorestown Mall and some intermediate points.[137]

Moorestown does not have its own train station, though the original plan of the PATCO line had a station in Moorestown.[138] Residents can drive to train stations in the nearby communities of Haddonfield and Lindenwold for access to the PATCO Speedline, and to Palmyra for NJ Transit's River Line service which connects to New York Penn Station through Trenton. NJ Transit Rail Operations still owns the single-track railway in the township, running from Pennsauken Township to Mount Holly, as a rail trail.

Transportation of "Miracle on the Hudson" US Airways Flight 1549[edit]

On June 5, 2011, J. Supor & Son transported the fuselage of US Airways Flight 1549 through Moorestown en route to the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte North Carolina. The convoy spent over 1.5 hours working to negotiate a single right turn in the center of the town. This was the most difficult maneuver on the entire seven-day, 788-mile journey. The difficulty of this one turn was known in advance. In order to negotiate the turn the team had to temporarily remove a street light and the corner of a grave yard fence.[139]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Moorestown Township include:

Moorestown in fiction[edit]

See also[edit]


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  163. ^ Pennington, Kimberly. "Elisabeth Elliot, wife of martyred missionary Jim Elliot, has died at 88", Christian Examiner, June 15, 2015. Accessed August 9, 2019. "Born Elisabeth Howard in Belgium to missionary parents on Dec. 21, 1926, she came to the United States with her siblings and parents the following year. After spending the majority of her childhood in Germantown, Pennsylvania and Moorestown, New Jersey, she attended Wheaton College where she majored in Greek to facilitate her desire to use linguistics on the mission field and serve as a Bible translator."
  164. ^ "Colin Farrell Named Lightweight Rowing Head Coach",, June 30, 2014. Accessed November 29, 2017. "Colin Farrell, who has served as an assistant coachfor the past two seasons and interim head coach since the conclusion of the 2014 EARC Sprints, will officially be promoted to head coach of the University of Pennsylvania men's lightweight rowing program effective July 1.... Farrell and his wife, Ellie, reside in Moorestown, N.J., with their son, Kellan."
  165. ^ Hunt, Donald. "Hampton finds another star in QB Shepherd", ESPN, September 27, 2006. Accessed November 29, 2017. "Dereck Faulkner, Hampton's senior slot receiver, played with Iowa's star running back Albert Young at Moorestown High School in Moorestown, N.J. Faulkner and Young talk to each other at least twice a week."
  166. ^ Waggoner, Walter H. "Edwin Forsythe, congressman, dies", The New York Times, March 30, 1984. Accessed March 2, 2011. "Representative Edwin B. Forsythe, a New Jersey Republican who served in the House of Representatives for 14 years, died of lung cancer yesterday at his home in Moorestown, N.J. He was 68 years old."
  167. ^ Historical Society of Moorestown Archived 2015-09-09 at the Wayback Machine, Accessed September 8, 2015. "Congratulations to our president, Lenny Wagner. His article on Moorestown's Walter French, a former major league baseball player for the Philadelphia A's, was accepted for publication by The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)."
  168. ^ Wagner, Lenny. "Walt French", Society for American Baseball Research. Accessed September 8, 2015. "Walter E. French was born in Moorestown, New Jersey, on July 10, 1899.... He entered Moorestown High School in 1914 and starred in football, baseball, basketball, and track."
  169. ^ Staff. "Ex-Judge Gaskill Dies Suddenly, 84; Served-on Burlington County, N. J., Common Pleas Bench Many years Ago", The New York Times, November 26, 1935. Accessed August 28, 2018. "Judge Gaskill, a native of Mount Holly, was admitted to the bar as an attorney in 1873 and became a counselor in 1877.... After his retirement from the bench, Judge Gaskill opened law offices in Camden. In 1910 he moved from Mount Holly to Moorestown."
  170. ^ Holloway, Lynette. "John F. Gerry, 69, Chief Judge Of Federal Court in New Jersey", The New York Times, March 12, 1995. Accessed June 3, 2013. "John Francis Gerry, the chief United States district judge in New Jersey for seven years and a former top official of the policy-making arm of the Federal bench, died on Friday at his home in Moorestown, N.J. He was 69."
  171. ^ Laday, Jason. "As Wawa celebrates 50th anniversary, CEO remembers Vineland store", South Jersey Times, April 15, 2014. Accessed October 8, 2015. "'My dad would have a bunch of change from the car wash, and he was like the banker for everyone over there at the Wawa,' said Gheysens, a graduate of both St. Mary's in East Vineland and St. Augustine College Preparatory School. 'South Jersey is a big part of Wawa, and it is definitely part of me — I grew up in Vineland, and my parents had a summer house in Sea Isle. I moved to Washington Township — or 'Township' as they call it — after marrying my wife, and we raised our four children there.' Gheysens, who currently resides in Burlington County, will be spending Wednesday morning at Wawa's very first store, which opened in 1964 in Folsom, Pa., for a ceremony at 6 a.m."
  172. ^ Monostra, Mike. "Wawa Planned to Open Near Moorestown Mall; The convenience store will be located at the former location of Classic Chevrolet.", Moorestown Patch. Accessed October 8, 2015. "Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens is a resident of Moorestown."
  173. ^ Staff. "Guerin to Flyers? Speculation Bruin", Philadelphia Daily News, November 30, 2001. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Guerin spends his offseasons in Moorestown with his wife, Kara, and their three kids."
  174. ^ Smith-Cadbury Mansion
  175. ^ Staff. "Moorestown tells Hill that gate must go, Elaborate entrance at banker's estate violates zoning, officials say.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 18, 2002. Accessed March 1, 2011. "The drive-through lane at Commerce Bancorp chairman Vernon Hill's home will move a little faster starting today. Moorestown's zoning officer ordered Hill to remove the elaborate entrance gate at his 44.2-acre estate because it violates last month's zoning board decision that disallowed a tall fence that would have separated a portion of Hill's land from neighboring property."
  176. ^ Friedman, Sally. "One neat arrangement Music producer Leon Huff's Moorestown home is a serene, orderly getaway. The Sound of Philadelphia? 'I'm a guy who really needs quiet.'", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 19, 2010. Accessed April 27, 2016. "Leon Huff admits it - he's a neat freak, and it shows in his elegant Moorestown home, a place so immaculate it's hard to imagine anyone even lives in it."
  177. ^ a b Woodward, E. M. (1883), History of Burlington County, New Jersey, with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men, Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, pp. 270–1: "Upon the death of his brother Caleb in 1834, Elisha Hunt disposed of all his business interests there, and in the spring of 1835, with his wife and the orphan children of his brother, returned to his native State, and settled on a farm near Moorestown, N. J., which he had purchased the year before."
  178. ^ Alfred Hunt's obituary "The announcement of the death of Alfred Hunt, president of the Bethlehem Iron Company, will be a shock to his numerous friends throughout the Lehigh Valley and the State. The sad event occurred last evening at the home of his brother, Mordecai Hunt, in Moorestown, N.J."
  179. ^ Hunt family history
  180. ^ Shourds, Thomas (1876). History and genealogy of Fenwick's Colony, New Jersey. Bridgeton, New Jersey, pp. 314–20: "After many years of mercantile life at Brownsville, Elisha Hunt returned to his native place, Moorestown, New Jersey, where he passed many of his later years, and died in the summer of 1873 in the ninety-fourth year of his age." ISBN 0-8063-0714-5
  181. ^ Henshaw, Marc Nicholas (2014). "Hog chains and Mark Twains: a study of labor history, archaeology, and industrial ethnography of the steamboat era of the Monongahela Valley 1811-1950." Dissertation, Michigan Technological University
  182. ^ Specht, Neva Jean (1997), Mixed blessing: trans-Appalachian settlement and the Society of Friends, 1780-1813, Ph. D. dissertation, University of Delaware
  183. ^ Specht, Neva Jean (2003), "Women of one or many bonnets?: Quaker women and the role of religion in trans-Appalachian settlement", NWSA Journal 15 (2): 27-44
  184. ^ An Inventory of the John Hunt Papers, 1770-1828, Swarthmore College. "John Hunt, a Quaker minister from Chester [Moorestown], New Jersey, was born in 1740, the son of Robert and Abigail (Wood) Hunt. He kept a journal for more than 40 years, recording Quaker concerns and daily events."
  185. ^ Hynes, Judy, et al. (1997). The descendants of John and Elizabeth (Woolman) Borton. Mount Holly, New Jersey: John Woolman Memorial Association.
  186. ^ Staff. "E.R. Johnson buyer of original 'Alice'; Pays $150,000 for Manuscript and Two Copies of Carroll's Famous Story. Will sent it on tour Former Head of Victor Talking Machine Company Will Never Sell It, He Says.", The New York Times, October 15, 1928. Accessed August 28, 2018. "Eldridge R. Johnson, founder and former President of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a resident of Moorestown, N.J., is the purchaser from Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach of Philadelphia of the original manuscript of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, for which Dr. Rosenbach paid $75,259 at an auction at Sotheby's in London in April."
  187. ^ Klein, Michael. "Inqlings: Throwback plan for Striped Bass", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 8, 2008. Accessed November 29, 2017. "Former Eagle Jevon Kearse has cut the asking price of his Moorestown five-bedroom from $3.1 million to $2,699,993."
  188. ^ Lulgjuraj, Susan. "Many Philadelphia Flyers past and present call Cape May County home", The Press of Atlantic City, May 24, 2010. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Tim Kerr has a huge presence in the Avalon and Stone Harbor area. The three-time All-Star played in Philadelphia for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1991 and holds Philadelphia's team record for the most 50-goal seasons with four. He owns Tim Kerr's Powerplay Realty on Dune Drive, which sells and rents homes in the Avalon and Stone Harbor area. For several years, Kerr also has run a charity run that bears his name. Kerr splits time between his homes in Avalon and Moorestown, Burlington County, said Tim Kerr Realty sales associate Ann Delaney."
  189. ^ Williams, Robert L. History of the Association of Black Psychologists: Profiles of Outstanding, p. 483. AuthorHouse, 2008. ISBN 9781434396631. Accessed September 3, 2019. "Ruth G. King, Ed.D. - 9th and 10th ABPsi President... My hometown of Moorestown, New Jersey is known as a Quaker town and is located ten miles outside of Philadelphia."
  190. ^ Walsh, Jim. "C. Harry Knowles, founder of Metrologic Instruments, dies at 91", Courier-Post, January 8, 2020. Accessed July 1, 2022. "C. Harry Knowles, an inventor and entrepreneur who helped popularize the use of bar codes, has died.... Knowles served as a Moorestown councilman from 1980 to 1988 and was a former president of Moorestown Rotary Club."
  191. ^ Ronaldson, Tim. "From the courts to coach", The Moorestown Sun, April 26, 2011. Accessed November 29, 2017. "Moorestown-native Matt Langel has etched his name into history books as a basketball player, now he'll do it as a coach."
  192. ^ Staff. "Great leap rightward? Nah, just finding balance", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 15, 2006. Accessed March 2, 2011. "Folks meet Jonathan V. Last. He was born in Camden 31 years ago grew up in Woodbury and Moorestown and now works as online editor for the Weekly Standard."
  193. ^ LeConey, Bill. "1924 gold medalist in family spurs press writer's search", The Press of Atlantic City, September 27, 2000. Accessed March 1, 2011. "J. Alfred LeConey was a great American sprinter of his time achieving local fame at Moorestown and then at Lafayette in the early 1920s."
  194. ^ New Jersey Mirror, March 2, 1938: "Death of William G. LeConey." "Surviving are his wife, Laura Haines LeConey, a very active worker in the First Baptist Church; and two sons, Everett LeConey, of Moorestown; and J. Alfred LeConey, of Plainfield. The latter was a winner in the Olympics at Paris in 1924 and upon his return to Moorestown, a great reception was held on the lawn of the LeConey home here to do him honor."
  195. ^ "Kathy Linden – The Woman with a Childish Voice", Mental Itch. Accessed November 29, 2017. "Kathy Linden is an American traditional pop singer whose singing was considered one of the sweetest-sounding voices during her era. She was born Marion Londres in Moorestown Township, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Burlington, living on the town's Elm Avenue."
  196. ^ "Moorestown, N.J., named best town to live", USA Today, July 11, 2005. Accessed July 25, 2008. "Plenty of executives still inhabit its 15 square miles (39 km2). But the best-known citizens these days are a number of Philadelphia Eagles players, including star quarterback Donovan McNabb."
  197. ^ New Views VII - 2008 Literary Burlington County Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine, Burlington County, New Jersey Historian. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Stephen W. Meader home, 565 East Main Street, Moorestown. Author of Children's Books (1892-1977). Stephen Meader, born to Quaker parents, wrote his first children's book, The Black Buccaneer, in 1920. He moved his growing family to Moorestown in 1922 and by 1927, he had obtained a position with the Philadelphia advertising firm of N.W. Ayer & Son."
  198. ^ The Life of Stephen W. Meader Archived 2006-05-27 at the Wayback Machine "A third child, John, was born in 1921, and in 1922, the family moved to Moorestown, New Jersey." Accessed April 16, 2008.
  199. ^ Jones, Gordie. "Don't buy Andy's spin: draft sent Iggles a message", The Morning Call, April 24, 2005. Accessed February 11, 2012. "It was hard to hear him, because it sounded like somebody was hammering a 'For Sale' sign into the lawn in front of Freddie Mitchell's Moorestown, N.J., home."
  200. ^ Boyer, Dave. "Hear this, T.O.: There are plenty of hoppin' spots in Moorestown Who needs a liquor store when you have the town dump and a Friendly's?", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 11, 2004. Accessed April 23, 2015. "And wide receiver Freddie Mitchell has lived in Moorestown the last few years, although he's moving. Mitchell got into a dispute with a neighbor over trees, and has been looking for a place that is - repeat after me, T.O. - quieter than Moorestown."
  201. ^ Guenther, Alan. "Feud roils race for Saxton's seat", Asbury Park Press, November 24, 2007. Accessed December 2, 2013. "The next day, he touted the candidacy of Moorestown resident David A. Norcross, who's been active with the national Republican Party."
  202. ^ Proclamation honoring Master Sergeant Brendan O'Connor at July 28, 2008, Meeting of the Township Council of Moorestown Township, Moorestown Township, backed up by the Internet Archive as of January 15, 2011. Accessed September 8, 2015.
  203. ^ Brendan W. O'Connor, MilitaryTimes Hall of Valor. Accessed September 8, 2015. "Brendan W. O'Connor; Home of record: Moorestown New Jersey"
  204. ^ via The Washington Post. "GOP candidate Christine O'Donnell's stunning Senate primary win raises questions about her past", The Plain Dealer, September 19, 2010. Accessed March 1, 2011. "O'Donnell, 41, grew up in Moorestown, N.J., and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, though she did not earn her degree until this year."
  205. ^ Reid: T.O. will not play for Eagles this season,, November 8, 2005.
  206. ^ Fiorillo, Victor. "ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio Was a Nobody in High School; Plus, the Moorestown-based sports broadcast personality and former Inquirer reporter tells us why Donovan McNabb is misunderstood, his summer chasing Russian subs, and how the Beatles saved the USA.", Philadelphia, October 25, 2013. Accessed January 11, 2018.
  207. ^ Aleardi, Marianne. "Ten Questions: Sal Paolantonio; The ESPN correspondent talks sports, politics and Uncle Bill’s Pancake House", South Jersey Magazine, July 2013. Accessed January 11, 2018. "A resident of Moorestown, Paolantonio spends the NFL season watching, talking, breathing football."
  208. ^ Alice Paul House, Moorestown Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine, Stockton University. Accessed July 25, 2008.
  209. ^ "Eagles hiring Chiefs OC Doug Pederson as head coach".
  210. ^ Anastasia, Phil. "Football preview: Moorestown", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 17, 2013. Accessed September 8, 2015. "But Lisa is not even a lock to start as Horton insists that junior Drew Pederson, the son of Eagles assistant coach Doug Pederson, is a strong contender for the job."
  211. ^ Cuellar, Dann. "Doug Pedersons' neighbors ready to welcome him back home", WPVI-TV, January 19, 2016. Accessed November 29, 2017. "New Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and his family are excited about moving back to the area.... Before moving to Kansas City in 2011, the Pederson family lived on a cul-de-sac in the unit block of Hamilton Court in Moorestown, New Jersey."
  212. ^ Frambes, Doug. "Jimmy Picken, Ex-Star and Coach, Back in S.J. to Stay", Courier-Post, October 20, 1971. Accessed August 9, 2019. "Living in happy retirement in a beautiful new home in colonial Moorestown is a gentleman who belies the immortal words of author Thomas Wolfe."
  213. ^ Hingston, Sandy. "The Best Philadelphian 2009: Dr. John Pryor, 1966-2008 The HUP surgeon showed us what heroism really looks like", Philadelphia, July 30, 2009. Accessed August 9, 2019. "Last Christmas Day, John Pryor should have been where he belonged — at home in Moorestown, with his wife and three little kids. He should have been watching those kids open presents, laughing at their excitement, warning them not to eat too many chocolate Santas. Or maybe, John Pryor being John Pryor, he should have been doing his job, as a trauma surgeon in the emergency room at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, so some other doctor could be at home with family instead."
  214. ^ Staff. "Would Succeed Watkins.; Senator Robbins Out for His Place as Jersey Commissioner of Banking.", The New York Times, December 26, 1908. Accessed August 28, 2018. "Senator Samuel K. Robbins of Moorestown, Burlington County, is expected to succeed David O. Watkins of Woodbury as State Commissioner of Banking and Insurance."
  215. ^ via Associated Press. "Pageant life teaches new Miss N.J. Moorestown woman learns about competition, herself", Burlington County Times, June 20, 2005. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Julie Robenhymer, the reigning Miss Burlington County and the newly crowned Miss New Jersey, isn't entirely comfortable with being called beautiful. 'It's very weird,' she said. The 24-year-old Moorestown native would rather talk about how competing in beauty pageants gave her confidence and self-worth."
  216. ^ Ginsberg, Wendy. "New Magazine Aims to Be Social Guide for Southern New Jersey Suburbs", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 17, 2002. Accessed March 8, 2008. "The monthly magazine, which aims to be a social guide for South Jerseyans, was relaunched this month with the toothy grin of Philadelphia Flyer Jeremy Roenick, a Moorestown resident, gracing the cover."
  217. ^ "Inside Jon Runyan's New Crib", WPVI, November 17, 2007. Accessed June 15, 2008. "The man is Philadelphia Eagle Jon Runyan, and the house is located in Moorestown, New Jersey."
  218. ^ Zap, Claudine. "Former Congressman and NFL Star Jon Runyan Buys Smaller Place in Jersey",, December 10, 2015. Accessed February 5, 2018. "From NFL offensive lineman to two-term New Jersey congressman, Jon Runyan has had an action-packed career.... He has since purchased a more modest home in nearby Moorestown, NJ, for $1,375,000. We're sure he'll adjust to his smaller manse."
  219. ^ Jon Runyan, Michigan Wolverines football. Accessed April 26, 2020. "Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.; High School: St. Joseph's Prep"
  220. ^ Staff. "Sabol's seen many Super moments", The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 3, 2008. Accessed March 1, 2011. ""Steve Sabol, president of the Mount Laurel-based NFL Films and a resident of Moorestown, has been at all of these title games, documenting the events..."
  221. ^ Samuelsson, Ulf. "Ulf Samuelsson's Blog: The transition to coaching", The Hockey News, October 24, 2008. Accessed March 1, 2011. "I got into a number of things, like restaurants and car dealerships. For a while, we had three dealerships going in Pittsburgh and we sold a lot on eBay. It was fun to go out and try many things that I couldn't when I was playing hockey. My family and I stayed in New Jersey, in a great town called Moorestown Township."
  222. ^ Lauren Schmetterling, United States Olympic Team. Accessed August 10, 2016. "Birthplace: Voorhees, N.J.; Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.; High School: Moorestown High School (Moorestown, N.J.) '06"
  223. ^ "A S. Jersey girl takes the crown of Miss America, but she's Miss Illinois.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14, 1977. Accessed February 11, 2012. "Moorestown native and Bishop Eustace graduate Katherine Shindle was named Miss America 1998 last night, topping an all-vocalist field of five finalists in the 77th annual competition."
  224. ^ Marcus, Joan. "Author Alison Bechdel and actor Katherine Shindle dish on the Tony winning musical Fun Home opening Tuesday in Philly", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 7, 2017. Accessed November 29, 2017. "A critical and commercial hit when it opened in 2015 on Broadway, the show kicked off a national tour in October and stars former Miss America Katherine Shindle (Legally Blonde on Broadway, Cabaret national tour), who grew up in New Jersey, in Brigantine and Moorestown, and attended Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken."
  225. ^ Tanenbaum, Michael. "Ben Simmons' Moorestown mansion features gaming and candy rooms", Philly Voice, October 22, 2021. Accessed October 24, 2021.
  226. ^ Scott, Rob. "Moorestown's Scott Terry to Rock Letterman; Moorestown High School alum Scott Terry and his band, Red Wanting Blue, will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night.", Moorestown Patch, July 18, 2012. Accessed November 7, 2015. "But Scott said he didn't take music seriously until he moved to Moorestown and began singing in the choir at the and later joined the Madrigals at Moorestown High School."
  227. ^ Hagenmayer, S. Joseph. "Episcopal Bishop Albert W. Van Duzer", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 30, 1999. Accessed November 8, 2015. "A longtime New Jersey resident, he lived in Moorestown for five years, Medford for 10 years, Trenton for 20 years, and Merchantville for 20 years."
  228. ^ Staff. "Vanbiesbrouck ready for spotlight - The new goalie knows he was no. 3 on shopping lists during the free-agent period. He's eager to show that the flyers picked the right one", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 8, 1998. Accessed March 1, 2011. "He has three sons - Ian, Ben and Nicholas - and lives in Moorestown."
  229. ^ "Governor Swears in James Weinstein as Commissioner of Transportation", Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman, press release dated April 5, 2007. Accessed November 29, 2017. "Weinstein is a graduate of Seton Hall University and began his career as a journalist. He currently resides in Moorestown, Burlington County, with his wife Linda Artlip."
  230. ^ "Milestones", Courier-Post, August 31, 1995. Accessed October 24, 2021, via "Brian Jon Willison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Willison of Moorestown was among members of the graduating class at The Lawrenceville School."
  231. ^ Staff. "Wilson, Helen Van Pelt", Westport News (Connecticut), October 24, 2003. Accessed November 17, 2013. "Born in Collingswood, N.J., Oct. 19, 1901, she grew up in nearby Moorestown, went to the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr and graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1923."
  232. ^ "Obituary: Esther Yanai", Syracuse Post Standard, October 21, 2003. Accessed November 29, 2017. "October 15, 2003 Esther Yanai, 75, of Moorestown, NJ, died Wednesday at her daughter Ruth's home in Syracuse, cared for by friends and family, including husband Steve and granddaughter Nora."
  233. ^ Albert Young Archived 2008-10-22 at the Wayback Machine, Iowa Hawkeyes football. Accessed May 25, 2008.
  234. ^ Pucin, Diane via The Philadelphia Inquirer. "U.S. rowers put 3 boats into finals", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 27, 1996. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Young, from Moorestown, has chosen to row in the quad, a sculling boat in a country where the sculling boats are always of lowest priority."
  235. ^ About Martha Zweig, Verse Daily. Accessed November 29, 2017. "Martha Zweig was born in Philadelphia and grew up in suburban Moorestown, New Jersey, where she was educated at the Friends' (Quaker) School."

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