Voorhees Township

Our History - Voorhees Township
Voorhees Township is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2020 census, the township’s population was 31,069. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 29,131,[9][10][11] reflecting an increase of 1,005 (+3.6%) from the 28,126 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,567 (+14.5%) from the 24,559 counted in the 1990 Census.[20] Voorhees is a New Jersey suburb in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.

The history of Voorhees is quite extensive and interesting. Voorhees is 11.6 square miles and was named in honor of Foster McGowan Voorhees, the governor of New Jersey who granted the petition for Voorhees to become a separate township on March 3, 1899. “Voor” is a Dutch prefix for “in front of.” “Hees” was a village near Ruinen, Drenthe, Holland.

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Voorhees Township, NJ