Moorestown, New Jersey
Moorestown, New Jersey
|Township of Moorestown|
Moorestown Historic District
Moorestown Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset map: Burlington County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Moorestown, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 11, 1922|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (council–manager)|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Mayor||Nicole Gillespie (D, term ends December 31, 2020)|
|• Manager||Thomas J. Merchel|
|• Municipal clerk||Patricia L. Hunt|
|• Total||14.94 sq mi (38.70 km2)|
|• Land||14.73 sq mi (38.15 km2)|
|• Water||0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2) 1.43%|
|Area rank||175th of 565 in state|
16th of 40 in county
|Elevation||69 ft (21 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||125th of 566 in state|
7th of 40 in county
|• Density||1,410.6/sq mi (544.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||343rd of 566 in state|
20th of 40 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|Area code(s)||609 and 856|
|GNIS feature ID||0882095|
Moorestown is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States and an eastern suburb of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 20,726, 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.
Moorestown was 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), based on the results of a referendum held on April 25, 1922. The township is named for a Thomas Moore who settled in the area in 1722 and constructed a hotel though other sources attribute the name to poet Thomas Moore.
The township banned all liquor sales in 1915 and retained the restrictions after Prohibition ended in 1933. Referenda 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. 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 In 2011, voters repealed the liquor ban; however, liquor sales in the township will be restricted to the Moorestown Mall.
In 2005, Moorestown was ranked number one in Money magazine's list of the 100 best places to live in America. 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 because of its community feeling, in addition to plentiful jobs within the commuting area, excellent schools, low crime rate, and affordable housing. Another attribute is its proximity to Philadelphia (about a 25-minute commute), a center of jobs and cultural and urban amenities.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 United States 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%).
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. Moorestown Township is approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Philadelphia.
Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Bortons Landing, North Bend, Stanwick and West Moorestown.
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.
1930-1990 2000 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the 2000 United States Census there were 19,017 people, 6,971 households, and 5,270 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,287.3 per square mile (497.1/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.
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.
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.
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.
Several notable businesses house offices and operations in Moorestown. National and international corporations located in Moorestown Township include Destination Maternity, Lockheed Martin, Comcast Cable, Coca-Cola, and the United States Navy.
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. This form of government is used in 42 municipalities (of the 565) statewide. 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. 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 Thomas J. Merchel.
As of 2021[update], the Moorestown Township Council is comprised of Mayor Nicole Gillespie (D, term on committee ends December 31, 2022; term as mayor ends 2021), Deputy Mayor Sue Mammarella (D, term on committee ends 2024; term as deputy mayor ends 2021), Jake Van Dyken (D, 2024), David Zippin (D, 2024), and Quinton Law (D, 2021). This is the first time this century that Moorestown has had a fully Democratic Council.
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.
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.
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.
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). Republicans maintained a 4-1 majority, and Stacey Jordan was sworn in as Moorestown's first female mayor on January 7, 2013.
During the summer of 2007, the township hall suffered smoke and water damage caused by an electrical fire. 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. 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 
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.
- Nicole Gillespie, 2020 to present
- Lisa Petriello, 2019 to 2020
- Stacey Jordan, 2018
- Manny Delgado (born 1970), 2017 to 2018. First Hispanic mayor.
- 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.
- Chris Chiacchio (born 1967), 2014 to 2015.
- Stacey Jordan (born 1970), 2013 to 2014. First female mayor.
- John Button (born 1942), 2011 to 2012.
- Daniel Roccato (born 1961), 2009 to 2010 
- Kevin E. Aberant (born 1969), 2005 to 2008. First Democratic mayor.
- Michael L. Sanyour, 2003 to 2004.
- Howard Miller (born 1937), 1997 to 2002.
- Walter T. Maahs Jr. (1927-2011), 1988 to 1996.
- Francis L. Bodine (born 1936), 1981 to 1987.
- James Euel Palmer (1932-2000), 1976 to 1980.
- William A. Angus Jr. (1923-2006), 1971–1976.
- John L. Call, 1969 to 1970.
- Charles Walton, 1967 to 1968.
- Albert Ellis, 1962 to 1966.
- Edwin B. Forsythe (1916-1984), 1957 to 1962.
- 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
Moorestown is located in the 3rd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 7th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Moorestown Township had been in the 8th state legislative district.
For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District is represented by Andy Kim (D, Bordentown). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), 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).
Burlington County is governed by a board of chosen freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large in partisan elections to 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. As of 2018[update], Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders are Director Kate Gibbs (R, Lumberton Township, term as freeholder and as director ends December 31, 2018), Deputy Director Linda Hughes (R, Evesham Township, term as freeholder and as deputy director ends 2018) Tom Pullion (D, Edgewater Park, 2020), Balvir Singh (D, Burlington Township, 2020), and Latham Tiver (R, Southampton Township, 2019). Burlington County's Constitutional Officers are County Clerk Tim Tyler (R, Fieldsboro, 2018), Sheriff Jean E. Stanfield (R, Westampton, 2019) and Surrogate Mary Ann O'Brien (R, Medford, 2021).
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 to other parties. 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).
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). 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). 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).
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). 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).
The Moorestown Township Public Schools serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2018–19 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. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are George C. Baker Elementary School (378 students; in grades PreK-3), Mary E. Roberts Elementary School (346; PreK-3), South Valley Elementary School (405; PreK-3), Moorestown Upper Elementary School (916; 4-6), William Allen Middle School (638; 7-8) and Moorestown High School (1,293; 9-12).
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.
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. 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.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], 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.
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.
Moorestown does not have its own train station, though the original plan of the PATCO line had a station in Moorestown. 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
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.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Moorestown Township include:
- Diane Allen (born 1948), represents the 7th legislative district in the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Samuel Leeds Allen (1841–1918), inventor and manufacturer of farm equipment and the Flexible Flyer sled.
- Emily Bacon (1891-1972), physician who was the first pediatric specialist in Philadelphia.
- Sam Bishop (born 1983), professional soccer goalkeeper.
- David Bispham (1857–1921), opera singer.
- Francis L. Bodine (born 1936), represented the 8th legislative district in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1994–2008.
- Hugh Borton (1903–1995), Japanese studies expert who served for 10 years as president of Haverford College.
- T. J. Brennan (born 1989), defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL.
- Dave Brock (born 1967), wide receivers coach for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.
- Lem Burnham (born 1947), former National Football League executive and player.
- Kevin Chamberlin (born 1963), actor.
- Bobby Clarke (born 1949), former National Hockey League player with the Philadelphia Flyers.
- Gary Close (born 1957), assistant coach for the Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team.
- Josh Cody (1892–1961), member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
- John S. Collins (1837–1928), developer of Miami Beach, Florida.
- Herb Conaway (born 1963), politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1998, where he represents the 7th Legislative District.
- Phil Costa (born 1987), former football player with the Dallas Cowboys.
- Brad Costello (born 1974), former American football punter who played for the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL and the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe.
- Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015), Christian author and speaker.
- Colin Farrell, head coach of the University of Pennsylvania lightweight rowing team.
- Dereck Faulkner (born 1985), wide receiver who played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Edwin B. Forsythe (1916–1984), member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey who served as mayor of Moorestown from 1957–62.
- Walter French (1899–1984), football All-American and professional baseball player for the Philadelphia Athletics, 1923–1929.
- Joseph H. Gaskill (1851-1935), judge on the New Jersey Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1893 to 1896.
- John F. Gerry (1926–1995), former chief United States district judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Chris Gheysens (born c. 1972), president and chief executive officer of Wawa Inc.
- Bill Guerin (born 1970), right winger who earned the Stanley Cup with both the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Edward Harris (1799–1863), introduced the Percheron horse to America; benefactor of John James Audubon; lived at Smith-Cadbury Mansion.
- Vernon Hill (born 1946), founder and former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Commerce Bancorp and Commerce Bank of Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey.
- Leon A. Huff (born 1942), co-founder and vice-chairman of Gamble-Huff Music, a songwriting and record production team who have written and produced 15 gold singles and 22 gold albums.
- Alfred Hunt (1817–1888), first president of Bethlehem Iron Company, precursor of Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
- Elisha Hunt (1779-1873), principal entrepreneur behind the company that built the historic steamboat Enterprise.
- Esther Hunt (1751–1820), pioneer who lived on America's frontier as a wife, a mother and a leader in her Quaker faith.
- John Hunt (1740-1824), Quaker minister and journalist.
- Eldridge R. Johnson (1867–1945), founder of Victor Talking Machine Company.
- Jevon Kearse (born 1976), former NFL defensive end who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans.
- Tim Kerr (born 1960), former NHL right wing who played for the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and Hartford Whalers.
- Ruth G. King (born 1933), educational psychologist who was the first woman to serve as president of the Association of Black Psychologists.
- Matt Langel (born 1977), head coach for the Colgate Raiders men's basketball team.
- Jonathan V. Last (born 1974), columnist for The Weekly Standard.
- Al LeConey (1901–1959), gold medal winner in the 4x100 meter relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics.
- Kathy Linden (born 1938), pop singer who scored hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with "Billy" and "Goodbye Jimmy, Goodbye".
- Donovan McNabb (born 1976), former professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Stephen W. Meader (1892–1977), author of more than 40 novels for boys and girls.
- Freddie Mitchell (born 1978), former professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Victoria Napolitano (born 1988), politician who became Moorestown's youngest mayor, when she took office in 2015 at age 26.
- David A. Norcross (born 1937), politician who ran for United States Senate in 1976 and served as chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
- Brendan O'Connor (born c. 1960), recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic action in Afghanistan.
- Christine O'Donnell (born 1969), Republican candidate in Delaware's 2010 United States Senate special election.
- Terrell Owens (born 1973), former professional football player who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and other teams.
- Sal Paolantonio, (born 1956), Philadelphia-based bureau reporter for ESPN.
- Alice Paul (1885–1977), leader of a campaign for women's suffrage resulting in passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
- Doug Pederson (born 1968), head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.
- Jim Picken (1903-1975), early professional basketball player.
- John Pryor (1966-2008), serviceman and surgeon who was killed on duty in Mosul, Iraq.
- Samuel K. Robbins (1853–1926), politician who served as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly and president of the New Jersey Senate.
- Julie Robenhymer (born 1981), Miss New Jersey 2005.
- Jeremy Roenick (born 1970), professional hockey player, former player for the Philadelphia Flyers.
- Jon Runyan (born 1973), football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Oilers and San Diego Chargers who was elected to represent New Jersey's 3rd congressional district from 2011 to 2015.
- Jon Runyan Jr. (born 1997), guard in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers.
- Steve Sabol (1942–2012), president and co-founder of NFL Films.
- Ulf Samuelsson (born 1964), professional hockey player, former player for the Philadelphia Flyers.
- Lauren Schmetterling (born 1988), rower who won a total of three gold medals in the Women's eight competition at the 2013 World Rowing Championships, the 2015 World Rowing Championships and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Katherine Shindle (born 1977), Miss America 1998 and actress.
- Scott Terry (born 1976), songwriter and singer who has fronted the band Red Wanting Blue.
- Albert W. Van Duzer (1917-1999), bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, serving from 1973 to 1982.
- John Vanbiesbrouck (born 1963), professional hockey player, former player for the Philadelphia Flyers.
- James Weinstein, transportation planner and executive who served as executive director of New Jersey Transit.
- Brian Willison (born 1977), director of the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping.
- Helen Van Pelt Wilson (1901-2003), garden writer.
- Esther V. Yanai (1928-2003), advocate for open-space preservation in Moorestown.
- Albert Young (born 1985), former football player for the University of Iowa and Minnesota Vikings.
- Tim Young (born 1968), silver medal-winning rower in the quadruple sculls at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
- Martha Zweig (born 1942), poet.
Moorestown in fiction
- 2019 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 1, 2020.
- US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- Township Council, Moorestown Township. Accessed May 11, 2020.
- 2020 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed February 1, 2020. As of date accessed, Gillespie is listed with a term-end year of 2022, which is the end of her three-year council term, not her one-year mayoral term.
- Township Manager, Moorestown, New Jersey. Accessed May 11, 2020.
- Township Clerk, Moorestown, New Jersey. Accessed May 11, 2020.
- 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 43.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Township of Moorestown, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 8, 2013.
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James Euel Palmer, 68, a retired telecommunications executive and former Moorestown mayor, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Avalon. He was a Moorestown resident since 1964 and was born and raised in Philadelphia. Mr. Palmer, a Republican, served on the Moorestown Township Council from 1973 until 1980; for four of those years, from 1976 through 1980, he was mayor.
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- Bullock, Michael. "Cepero's return solidifies City Islanders goalkeeping situation", The Patriot-News, April 3, 2010. Accessed March 2, 2011. "Sam Bishop, the 27-year-old keeper who has logged three seasons (2005-07) with the City Islanders, spent the opening week of the expansion Philadelphia Union's first training camp working out with the first-year MLS club. Needless to say, it was a memorable experience for the Moorestown, N.J., native."
- West Jersey History. Accessed January 9, 2011. "David Bispham, the great singer, whose boyhood days were spent in Moorestown, attended this school and some of our older residents who were students at that time tell interesting anecdotes about this celebrated man."
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- Pace, Eric. "Hugh Borton, 92, Expert on Japan and Ex-College President, Dies", The New York Times, August 9, 1995. Accessed February 11, 2012. "Dr. Borton was born in Moorestown, N.J., graduated from Haverford in 1926 and received an M.A. in history from Columbia in 1932. He was awarded several honorary degrees and was decorated by the postwar Japanese Government."
- Donnellon, Sam. "Sam Donnellon / Moorestown's.", Philadelphia Daily News, June 22, 2007. Accessed March 1, 2011. "His future lay 1,805 miles away, on the easternmost point of an island nearer the Arctic Circle than his Moorestown home. This is where the National Hockey League would discover T.J. Brennan."
- Miller, Randy. "Moorestown native scores in debut for Buffalo Sabres", Courier-Post, November 25, 2011. Accessed December 3, 2011. "Moorestown native T.J. Brennan showed what he can bring in his NHL debut for the Buffalo Sabres."
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- Luicci, Tom. "Rutgers to name Boston College assistant Dave Brock as new offensive coordinator", The Star-Ledger, February 7, 2012. Accessed September 8, 2015. "Dave Brock, a Moorestown native who was the interim offensive coordinator at Boston College last fall and has held that position at Kansas State, Temple and Hofstra, will be named the Scarlet Knights' offensive coordinator, replacing Frank Cignetti, possibly by the end of the week, according to a person familiar with the situation."
- Elane, Patricia. "Sports' Rookie Athletes - Too Much, Too Soon? Sports Agent and Former NFL Player Sees an 'Achilles Heel' in Toay's Recruiting Practices" Archived 2014-07-28 at the Wayback Machine, Yahoo! Voices, August 9, 2006. Accessed June 3, 2013. "Dr. Lem Burnham, a resident of Moorestown, New Jersey, has seen more than his fair share of action both on and off the field in the NFL."
- Gardner, Amanda. "Theater; Tony Awards' New Jersey Ties", The New York Times, June 3, 2001. Accessed July 23, 2008. "Kevin Chamberlin (best performance by a leading actor in a musical, Seussical) also traces his childhood and early career to New Jersey. Mr. Chamberlin moved to Moorestown (exit 4) when he was 7 years old and worked summers as a singing waiter at the Show Place in Beach Haven on Long Beach Island."
- The Ice Man Accessed July 26, 2008: "On Comcast's website, he's 'the ultimate Flyer' who's married to wife Sandy, has four children (sons Wade and Lucas and daughters Jody and Jakki) and resides in Moorestown, N.J."
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- John Collins Biography, Miami Beach History. Accessed March 13, 2008. "Born on December 29, 1837, in Moorestown, New Jersey, John Stiles Collins was the sixth generation of Collinses to farm the family's western New Jersey homestead since 1678."
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- Pennington, Kimberly. "Elisabeth Elliot, wife of martyred missionary Jim Elliot, has died at 88", Christian Examiner (California), 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."
- "Colin Farrell Named Lightweight Rowing Head Coach", PennAthletics.com, 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Historical Society of Moorestown Archived 2015-09-09 at the Wayback Machine, Moorestown.com. 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)."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Smith-Cadbury Mansion
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Hunt family history
- 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
- 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
- Specht, Neva Jean (1997), Mixed blessing: trans-Appalachian settlement and the Society of Friends, 1780-1813, Ph. D. dissertation, University of Delaware
- 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
- 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."
- Hynes, Judy, et al. (1997). The descendants of John and Elizabeth (Woolman) Borton. Mount Holly, New Jersey: John Woolman Memorial Association.
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- "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."
- "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."
- 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."
- 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.
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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.
- Brendan W. O'Connor, MilitaryTimes Hall of Valor. Accessed September 8, 2015. "Brendan W. O'Connor; Home of record: Moorestown New Jersey"
- 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."
- Reid: T.O. will not play for Eagles this season, ESPN.com, November 8, 2005.
- 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 (magazine), October 25, 2013. Accessed January 11, 2018.
- 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."
- Alice Paul House, Moorestown Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine, Stockton University. Accessed July 25, 2008.
- "Eagles hiring Chiefs OC Doug Pederson as head coach". NFL.com.
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Hingston, Sandy. "The Best Philadelphian 2009: Dr. John Pryor, 1966-2008 The HUP surgeon showed us what heroism really looks like", Philadelphia (magazine), 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- "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."
- Zap, Claudine. "Former Congressman and NFL Star Jon Runyan Buys Smaller Place in Jersey", Realtor.com, 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."
- Jon Runyan, Michigan Wolverines football. Accessed April 26, 2020. "Hometown: Moorestown, N.J.; High School: St. Joseph's Prep"
- 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..."
- 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."
- 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"
- "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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- "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."
- 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."
- "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."
- Albert Young Archived 2008-10-22 at the Wayback Machine, Iowa Hawkeyes football. Accessed May 25, 2008.
- 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."
- 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."
- Moorestown Township website
- Moorestown Township Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Moorestown Township Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Moorestown Our Neighbor
- Philadelphia Inquirer Special Report on Moorestown (November 2004)
- Moorestown HS Girls Lacrosse, 2000-2009 state champions
- Moorestown and her neighbors; historical sketches by George DeCou
- Revolutionary War sites in Moorestown, with pictures
- Historical Society of Moorestown
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