A Trip Into the Past of Clementon, NJ

The personal injury attorneys in Clementon, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group would like to present the following article showcasing the town's history.


The borough of Clementon is situated in the center of Camden County in the state of New Jersey. The small borough takes up 1,248 acres and includes 38.4 acres of water, including Clementon, Bottom, and Pilling Lakes. The neighboring towns are Pine Hill, Pine Valley, Berlin, Lindenwold, and Laurel Springs. White Horse Pike is the main thoroughfare, but other roads within the town are Garfield Avenue, Erial Road, Berlin Road, and Atlantic Avenue. 

Early History

Jonathon Haines established a glass factory in the borough around 1800. It was located on a hill across from the Clementon Park & Splash World. They removed large amounts of dirt, gravel, and marl from the hill. Near 1811, Samuel Clement purchased the glassworks factory and named it the Gloucester Glassworks while naming the small community around Clementon village. The Borough was officially formed on February 13, 1925. Haines continued to work at the factory and ended up repurchasing the factory from Clement.


The 12.98-acre Rowands Pond Wildlife Management Area is located within the community off of Higgins Avenue. The preserved area offers excellent fishing for the residents. Many residents have caught bluegill, catfish, and bass within Rowan Lake. 


The borough is home to Clementon Park & Splash World, located on Berlin Road. The theme park and water park are located on the same property. Initially, the park was home to the wooden roller coaster, Jack Rabbit. The Philadelphia Toboggan Company built the historical coaster in 1919. It operated until 2002 and became known as the oldest in the country. However, it was torn down in 2007. They have rides that include:

  • Torpedo Rush
  • Vertical Limit
  • Big Wave Bay
  • Lazy River
  • Ring of Fire 
  • Sea Dragon


As of 2010, there were 5,000 residents that made up 2,064 households and 1,226 families. English is the main language spoken throughout the community, but other languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese. Residents in the borough belong to a variety of racial and ethnic groups, including:

  • 71.28% white
  • 19.12% African American
  • 10.30% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.56% Native American
  • 2.10% Asian
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 3.04% two or more races
  • 3.90% other races

The community had a median income of $40,185 in 2010, decreasing from $42,207 in 2000. The neighborhoods workforce contains a mix of both white and blue-collar jobs, such as: 

  • 16.98% sales jobs
  • 14.59% office and administrative support
  • 10.95% management occupations

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Date Published: September 6, 2021
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