Discover the History of Linwood, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Linwood, NJ at Garden State Justice Group have sponsored the following details about the city's history and what it has to offer its residents.


The city of Linwood is situated in the southern region of Atlantic County in the state of New Jersey. The city takes up 2,694.4 acres and includes 256 acres of water as it sits between Scull Bay and Patcong Creek. The neighboring towns are Somers Point, Long Point, Steelmanville, and Northfield. Some of the main roadways in the city are Shore Road, New Road, Wabash Avenue, and West Avenue. 


The area was once called Leedsville until a post office was established in 1880. Due to another post office within New Jersey with the name, the area was renamed. Some of the other names that were on the table for the residents to consider included:

  • Brinola
  • Geneva
  • Pearville
  • Viola

The area was first incorporated into a borough in 1889 by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. On April 27, 1931, it was reincorporated into a city. 

The city includes a 111-acre historic district that is situated between Maple Avenue, Poplar Avenue, and Shore Road. The Linwood Historical Society is located on West Poplar Avenue using the building that was once the Leedsville Schoolhouse built in 1873. The school was renamed the Linwood Borough School No. 1 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It served as the town's school from 1873 until 1908 and as the municipal hall until 1965. It now serves as the Historic Society building and a museum for visitors to tour. Some items that can be viewed in the museum include: 

  • vintage toys and household items
  • an old iron stove 
  • wooden tools 
  • old top hats 
  • vintage gloves and women's accessories

Parks and Recreation

The city offers many outdoor and natural areas for recreational enjoyment. Some of the parks and greenspace in the city include: 

  • the All Wars Memorial Park
  • Linwood Arboretum
  • Hartshorne Park
  • SJI Park


The city had a population of 7,092 in 2010. This count by the census included 2,653 households and 1,958 families. This was a reduction of 1.1% from the count of 7,172 in 2000. The following is a breakdown of the racial makeup of the residents: 

  • 93.18% white 
  • 0.97% African American
  • 2.96% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.07% Native American
  • 3.79% Asian
  • 0.00% Pacific Islander
  • 0.54% other races
  • 1.45% two or more races

The yearly median income per residential household was $80,518 with a margin of +/- $8,965 in 2010. This was over a $20,000 increase from the median income of $60,000 in 2000.  The breakdown of residents occupations was the following: 

  • 12.87% management occupations
  • 11.92% healthcare industry professions
  • 11.50% teaching and educational occupations

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