About Moorestown

The Moorestown EDAC has developed a video titled "Moorestown Everything You Need" which serves as an introduction to new residents and businesses and highlights events, services, and businesses which operate within the Township.
Geographical Statistics
The Township of Moorestown is 15.1 square miles and has a population of 20,726. It is located in southwest Burlington County approximately 10 miles east of Philadelphia and bordering:
  • Cinnaminson and Delran Townships on the west
  • Willingboro Township on the north
  • Mount Laurel Township on the east
  • Maple Shade Township on the south
Local Government
Moorestown's municipal government operates under the modern and efficient Council-Manager plan. A 5-member Council is elected at large on a partisan basis. Each member is elected for a 4-year term, on an overlapping basis.

Township Manager
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 is vested with broad executive and administrative authority and responsibility.

Road Miles
The following is a list of road miles by governmental jurisdiction in Moorestown, totaling 102 road miles:
  • Burlington County - 24.7 miles
  • Moorestown Township - 74.6 miles
  • New Jersey - 2.7 miles
History
  1. Years 1680 - 1720
  2. Years 1720 - 1922
  3. Years 1922 - Present
The 1st Property Owners
Although there were property owners as early as 1680 in the present township location (formerly known as Chester Township), the Village of Moorestown was founded in 1682 when the 1st owners built homes and actually lived here. Thomas Hooton and son acquired 600 acres in 1682 and a Roberts family also set up their farmstead in the area.

Rodmantown
In May of 1686, when Philadelphia was about 3 years old, John Rodman bought 500 acres on the west side of Chester Township, and Thomas Rodman bought 533 additional acres in the same area, where the area soon became known as the Village of Rodmantown. The growing area around the eastern spring was known as the Village of Chestertown.

Society of Friends' Meeting House
In 1700, the 1st Society of Friends' Meeting House, built of logs, was erected on King's Highway. Originally known as Meeting House Lane, Chester Avenue was laid out in 1720. The Village at that time probably consisted of a few farmhouses along King's Highway from Stanwick Road to Locust Street.