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Getting to Know Grenloch, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Grenloch, NJ, at NJ Injury Guys present the following historical highlights on the community.


The unincorporated community of Grenloch is situated in the eastern section of Washington Township that is part of Gloucester County in the state of New Jersey. The neighborhood has its own post office, located on Central Avenue, and falls in the ZIP code of 08032. The town's eastern border is created by the South Branch Big Timber Creek, which flows before running into Grenloch Lake. Some of the nearby communities include Lakeland, Turnersville, Blackwood, and Garden City. 


The area was originally known as Tetamekon, one of the township's oldest communities, a thriving Lenni-Lenape village. After the Europeans settled the area, the community was renamed. Its name means green lake in Scottish. Many of the early families included:

  • 1771 - Collins family - Chestnut Ridge Farm 
  • 1798 - the Turner family - Turnersville was named after them
  • 1806 - the Hurff family 
  • 1725 - the Heritage family - began the Heritage Dairy Farm Stores
  • 1736 - the Morgan family - the first residents of the Olde Stone House 
  • 1899 - the Bell Family 

The greater area of the Washington Township formed its government in 1836, that consisted of the following:

  • a five-member committee
  • a township clerk
  • a tax assessor
  • a tax collector 
  • a constable

Other communities that help to form the township include:

  • Turnersville
  • Hurffville
  • CrossKeys
  • Mayfair
  • Bunker Hill 
  • Chapel Heights


The community is home to the lone church of the Grenloch First Presbyterian, located on Eastview Avenue. Other nearby places of worship include:

  • Jersey Life Church
  • Calvary Chapel of Gloucester County
  • Turnersville Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Luther Memorial Church of Blackwood

The schools are part of the Washington Township Public School District. Locally the residents have the option of sending their children to the following:

  • Grenloch Terrace Elementary School
  • Bells Elementary School
  • The Malvern School of Washington Twp.
  • Wedgwood Elementary School
  • Chestnut Ridge Middle School
  • Washington Township High School

Some of the community's dining options include:

  • Carollo's Family Restaurant & Pizza
  • Aversa's Italian Bakery
  • Dave & Buster's


The residents in the community are primarily wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in the United States. Its average resident has a higher income than 93.5% of others in the country. The employed community has many different types of occupations represented, such as:

  • 55.0% executive, management, and professional positions
  • 24.5% sales and service occupations
  • 10.2% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles 
  • 9.8% manufacturing and laborer professions

Many of the residents speak Polish and Vietnamese, but 88.7% consider English as their primary language. The residents often identify their ancestry or ethnicity with the following:

  • 34.2% Italian
  • 30.3% Irish
  • 20.8% German
  • 8.1% English
  • 7.1% Asian

For more interesting details on the surrounding areas: A Historical View of Blackwood, NJ

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Gabriel A. DiLeonardo, Sr., Esq.
Date Published: August 12, 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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