Woodcrest, New Jersey

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Woodcrest, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Woodcrest is located in Camden County, New Jersey
Woodcrest
Woodcrest
Location in Camden County (Inset: Camden County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°52′20″N 74°59′55″W / 39.87222°N 74.99861°W / 39.87222; -74.99861
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Camden
Township Cherry Hill
Year development began 1955
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 856
GNIS feature ID 881919[1]

Woodcrest is an unincorporated community located within Cherry Hill in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. The area dates back to the 1950s and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cherry Hill.[2] It was developed by Morris and Harold Sarshik.[3]

Development[edit]

Originally a farming community, Woodcrest has a large amount of residential and commercial areas. Residential development began in 1955.[4] Transportation includes several major roads in the area, including County Route 561 (Haddonfield-Berlin Road). Interstate 295 briefly runs through Woodcrest, having an interchange with County Route 561 and another at the Woodcrest Station on the PATCO Speedline. Woodcrest Country Club is a private golf course located on County Route 544 (Evesham Road). Woodcrest Swim Club is a private swim club that opened in 1957.[5] Woodcrest Elementary School was established the following year.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Woodcrest, New Jersey
  2. ^ Mike Mathis (1999). Cherry Hill: New Jersey. Arcadia Publishing. p. 20. ISBN 0-7385-0193-X. 
  3. ^ "From Farm to Tract To Neighborhood". The New York Times. September 22, 2002. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Cherry Hill Turns 50". NJ.com. November 1, 2011. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ Karen Auerbach (August 13, 1997). "Kenneth Disken, 86, Dancer And Ex-vaudeville Performer". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 

Coordinates: 39°52′20″N 74°59′55″W / 39.87222°N 74.99861°W / 39.87222; -74.99861