The History of Marlton, NJ

The dog bite lawyers in Marlton, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group invite you to learn more about the town's history.


The unincorporated community of Marlton is located within Evesham Township in the western section of Burlington County, New Jersey. The community takes up 2,070.4 acres, of which 0.25% or 5.12 acres is water. Neighboring towns that share a border include Ramblewood, Greentree, Evans Corner, Wexford East, and The Dominion. 


In 1676, the Welsh and English founded the area. It was first documented under its current name in the 19th century, which was derived from the marl clay found in the local soil. Local businesses and farmers used the clay, which led to the first boom in development from 1830 to 1940. Marl was shipped and sold directly to the locals. However, the marl pits were shut down by 1930. 


The community is home to many parks and fields for the residents to enjoy. Some of these include:

  • Marlton Neville Drive Playground
  • Eisenhower Park
  • Westerly Drive Playground
  • Greenlane Fields
  • Heritage Park

Marlton Diner, located on Route 70, offers guests a nostalgic dining experience. However, most of the dining options are located along Highway 73. Some of the restaurants that visitors and local residents can dine at include:

  • Bertucci's Italian Restaurant
  • Naf Naf Grill
  • Olga's Diner

Notable People

The neighborhood has been home to many well-known athletes. Some of them include:

  • Brian Baldinger - former NFL offensive tackle and current Fox Sports commentator
  • Sheldon Brown - defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns
  • Mike Devlin - former NFL offensive lineman who has been an assistant coach with the New York Jets
  • Pelle Lindbergh - former goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers
  • LeSean McCoy - running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Blaine Neal - former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Jessica O'Rourke - professional soccer player
  • Chris Therien - former defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars


In 2010 the unincorporated community had a population of 10,133 that helped make up 4,126 households and 2,653 families. The racial breakdown of the community members was the following:

  • 86.57% white
  • 4.27% African American
  • 4.41% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.15% Native American
  • 6.10% Asian
  • 0.01% Pacific Islander
  • 1.30% other races
  • 1.60% two or more races

Households within the CDP had a median income of $52,271, while a family income median was $61,217. Women brought in an average salary of $31,798, while men averaged $46,905. Some of the common occupations held by the employed townspeople included:

  • 16.8% administrative 
  • 10.8% management
  • 10.1% sales
  • 7.0% food service
  • 6.3% education

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