Covid-19: We Are Open
nj injury guys logo accident attorneys
Free Consultations 24/7
(888) 559-5485
24/7 Injury Helpline

A Historical View of Blackwood, NJ

The car accident lawyers in Blackwood, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys invite you to get to know the neighborhood's history and all it has to offer its residents.

Blackwood

The unincorporated community of Blackwood is situated in the western region of Gloucester Township, located in Camden County, New Jersey. The community is a census-designated place or CDP that covers 790.4 acres. Included in the area is 5.76 acres of water, such as Farrows Run. Blackwood Lake flows along the town's western border, while Lakeland Road and Davistown Road create the southern border. The North-South Freeway travels along the eastern border as Blenheim Erial Road helps to form the northern. 

History

The area was initially called Blackwoodtown, prior to being settled by its first Europeans in 1750. John Blackwood was one of the first to settle in the area known as the head of Timber Creek. He immigrated from Scotland and had the occupation of fulling.

In 1891, the Camden County Railroad arrived in the area and increased development. From 1891 until 1932, the community was a summer resort town. 

Historical Landmark

Along Church Street, beginning at East Railroad Avenue, including Black Horse Pike, Indiana Avenue, and Central Avenue, is the town's Historic District. Among the buildings and properties listed in the register is the Solomon Wesley United Methodist Church. The church is located on Davistown Road and was built in 1850.

Four acres of land were purchases by Solomon Davis in 1813 for the sum of $10.00. Many of the Davis descendants were buried in the cemetery that is adjacent to the church. Additionally, visitors can find many United States Colored Troops veteran's graves today on the grounds.

Neighborhood

Most of the community's businesses and restaurants are found along South Black Horse Pike. Some of the dining options available include:

  • Meadows Diner
  • El Jacalito
  • Blair Mountain Biscuit Co.
  • Flamez Wood Fired Pizza

Education

The public schools in the area are part of the Gloucester Township Public Schools district and include:

  • Blackwood Elementary School
  • Gloucester Township Elementary School
  • Charles W. Lewis Middle School

The community is home to Pennco Tech and Camden County College for the residents seeking higher education. Pennco Tech was founded in 1973 and offers programs such as:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

In 1967, Camden County College was established, and offers the following degree programs, in addition to many others:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering Science
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Criminal Justice
  • Film and Television Production
  • Paralegal Studies

Demographics

There were 4,545 residents in 2010. They made up the 1,687 households and 1,210 families within the 1,800 housing units within the neighborhood. The breakdown of the ethnicities was as followed:

  • 88.71% white 
  • 5.21% African American
  • 5.94% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.04% Native American
  • 2.53% Asian
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 1.63% other races
  • 1.87% two or more races

Within the community, the median income per household was $49,707, while the income median for a family was $60,136. Men had an average income of $41,274, as women brought in an annual income of $30,677. The most frequently held professions included:

  • 14.4% Sales and Related
  • 14.3% Administrative
  • 11.4% Food Service
  • 9.5% Management
  • 7.4% Education
  • 4.8% Construction                                                                                      

Keep reading: All About Monroe, NJ

Our Local Office

The Blackwood, NJ car accident lawyers at NJ Injury Guys can help you get the compensation you deserve following an auto accident. Call to schedule a no-obligation-free review of your case.

NJ Injury Guys
2002 Liberty Pl
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
(856) 329-6949

  • Details
  • Incident
  • Aftermath

Free Case Evaluation

Call Today 
24/7 Free
Consultations
No Win. No Fee
(609) 241-9990
Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: August 19, 2021
Gabriel DiLeonardo, Esq. is a New Jersey licensed attorney-at-law. He helps people who suffer injuries get justice through personal injury lawsuits.
Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation
Call Our 24/7 NJ Injury Helpline Now
(888) 559-5485
NJ Injury Guys. All rights reserved. 

This website is by DiLeonardo Law LLC d/b/a NJ Injury Guys. We have offices throughout the state of New Jersey with attorneys licensed to practice law in New Jersey. Use of this site does not form an attorney-client relationship and information herein shall not be construed as legal advice. This website is to be considered as ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. Past settlement and verdict values are no guarantee of similar future outcomes. This firm may retain local counsel for prosecuting cases. Results may vary from case to case depending on the specific circumstances of the case. This website has not been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
SitemapPrivacy PolicyDisclaimer & Terms Of Service