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The History of Berlin, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Berlin, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys have provided the following historical details about the community.

Berlin

The borough of Berlin is located in the central region of Camden County in the state of New Jersey. The community covers 2,310.4 acres, of which 0.39% is water, including Great Egg Harbor River and Tinkers Branch. The neighboring communities are Pine Valley, Tansboro, West Berlin, Clementon, and Lindenwold. 

History

Historically the area was known as Longacoming, based on the Native Americans Lonaconing Trail. The trail was a route that connected the shore to the Delaware River. Stagecoaches would stop in the area as it was halfway between Atlantic City and Philadelphia. The town was officially incorporated as a borough in 1927, but the origin of the name is unknown. Up until 1848, the town was the county seat of Camden County. The city of Camden took over in 1848. 

Historical Landmarks

The Berlin Historic District is contained to Washington Avenue, East Taunton Avenue, and Haines Avenue. The area was added to the National Register in 1995. Many houses date back to the 1800s, including the Westcott House. There are also two historic taverns and a hotel. 

The town has many historic homes and structures that add to the charm of the community. The Long-a-Coming Depot is one of the oldest surviving railroad stations in the state and was built in 1853. Restoration of the station took place in 1994, led by the Long-a-Coming Historical Society. It now is a meeting place for the historical society as well as other organizations. 

Neighborhood

The town is home to the Berlin Farmer's Market, located off of Clementon Road. The market has the following shops and dining options:

  • Max & Jerry's
  • Mart Trading Post
  • Seymour's Watch My Smoke BBQ
  • Asian Pavillion
  • Funnel Cake Stand at the Farmer's Market
  • Cap Swag - Custom Shirts Same Day and Stitched Uniforms

Also located in the community is a Hindu temple, the Pujari Hindu Temple, located on East Taunton Avenue. The temple was established in 1976 to provide the Hindu resident in the community a place to worship. 

Demographics

The population of the borough was 7,588 in 2010, making up 2,806 households and 1,967 families. This population included an increase of 23.4% from 2000, following an increase of 8.4% from 1990 to 2000. The racial makeup of the borough was the following:

  • 90.47% white
  • 4.19% African American
  • 3.12% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.09% Native American
  • 2.78% Asian
  • 0.04% Pacific Islander
  • 0.88% other races
  • 1.54% two or more races

The income per household in the neighborhood averaged $65,771 and $79,347 for a family income. Some of the most common occupations held by the working residents include:

  • 14.3% administrative
  • 11.7% management
  • 8.7% healthcare
  • 8.2% sales
  • 6.9% business
  • 6.7% education

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: July 8, 2021
Gabriel DiLeonardo, Esq. is a New Jersey licensed attorney-at-law. He helps people who suffer injuries get justice through personal injury lawsuits.
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