A Historical Look into Kirkwood, NJ

The car accident lawyers in Kirkwood, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group, present to you some of the area's highlights.


Kirkwood, New Jersey, is an unincorporated community situated in the Voorhees Township in Camden County. The main roadways through the neighborhood are Berlin and Gibbsboro Roads. It is 16.3 miles southeast of Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. 


In 1838, the Kirkwood Gristmill was built. Unfortunately, it burned down in 1911. 

The Kirkwood area was initially called White Horse, followed by Marl City before officially becoming Kirkwood. The Kirkwood Marl and Fertilizing Company was established in 1879. Some of the company organizers included:

  • president - John Lucas
  • secretary and treasurer - Joel P. Kirkbride
  • superintendent - George M. Rogers
  • directors - John F. Bodine, Peter L. Voorhees, and Harvey Quicksall

The residential area surrounding Kirkwood Lake was originally home to many Sears-Roebuck catalog houses used for vacation homes by wealthy Philidelphia and Camden residents. 


The average home sells for $145,606, making it less than 95.3% of other neighborhoods in New Jersey. Rent is also lower than 93.1% of other communities in the state averaging $1,3845 per month. Despite the lower rates, the area has a 14.1% vacancy rate. Some of the residential communities in the area include:

  • Linden Lake Apartments
  • Gateway Village Apartments 
  • Bishop-Stratford Apartments

The breakdown of the residents' occupations are the following:

  • 35.3% sales or service positions
  • 27.8% executive, management, or professional roles
  • 22.4% manufacturing or laborer occupations
  • 14.6% clerical, assistant, or tech support positions

Close to 76.6% of the area's working population rely on their own privately owned vehicle to get to work. However, with the majority commuting as long as 45 minutes to work, 10.7% rely on public transportation. The options for traveling include the following:

  • NJ Transit River LINE - provides short distance travel from Camden Waterfront to Trenton and further.
  • NJ Transit - travels from PATCO's Lindenwold Station to the shore on NJ Transit's Atlantic City Rail Line.


As many as 11.5% of residents in the neighborhood were born outside of the United States. Most of the residents speak English as their first language, but a few speak Spanish and Polish. The ancestral makeup of the community is the following:

  • 20.4% Irish
  • 16.3% German
  • 15.1% Italian
  • 8.7% English
  • 5.9% Polish
  • 2.4% Cuban

For more information about the area: A Historic Timeline of Echelon, NJ

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