A Quick History of Pitman, NJ

The personal injury lawyers in Pitman, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group would like to share some interesting details and highlights regarding the neighborhood.


The borough of Pitman can be found in the central region of Gloucester County in New Jersey. The small borough takes up 1,446.4 acres, including 256 acres of water, such as Alcyon Lake, Chestnut Branch, Mantua Creek, and Glen Lake. The neighboring communities include Glassboro, Washington Township, Clayton, and Cross Keys. The main thoroughfares are Broadway, Woodbury Road, Delsea Drive, and Lambs Road. 


The area was initially home to a Methodist summer camp, as the location was established in 1871 by the Mantua and Glassboro Townships. In 1872, the New Jersey Conference Camp Meeting Association was founded and granted the land. Planning and development of the meetings and campground soon followed. An auditorium was erected at the central grounds for the gatherings with twelve roads coming out, similar to tire spokes. This region became known as the historical Pitman Grove. 

Cottages began to replace the camping arrangements, and by the 1880s, as many as 400 cottages were finished with year-round residents living in them. A school was built to accommodate the new residents by 1884. On May 24, 1905, the community was incorporated as a borough, following a residential vote in 1904. 

Historical Landmark

The area of Pitman Grove was inducted into the National Register in 1977. This circular park includes the auditorium that was built in 1871 as a preaching stand. The auditorium has since been restored but continues to host meeting each year and is owned by the borough. 

Within the area is a museum that the Memorabilia Committee maintains. They offer many photos of the borough's rich history. Many homes that line the twelve avenues were built around 1900 and offer historical colonial architectural charm. 


The neighborhood is home to the Human Village Brewing Co., located on Broadway. Richard and Megan Myers founded the brewery. Some of their unique craft beer flavors include:

  • Blinded By the Light
  • Because I Got Rye
  • Abbey Rd
  • Beers & the Bees

Other eateries that can be found along Broadway include:

  • MILKWEED table + market
  • Pizzeria Manninos
  • Mannino's Cucina Italiana
  • Merryman's Pub
  • Alaura Kitchen Homemade Ice Cream


The borough was home to 9,011 people, 3,489 households, and 2,327 families in 2010. This was a decrease of 3.4% from 9,331 in 2000. The community mainly speaks English but some residents speak Polish and Spanish. The breakdown of the ethnicities within the community included the following: 

  • 90.50% white
  • 5.44% Hispanic or Latino
  • 1.08% African American
  • 0.01% Native American
  • 0.02% Pacific Islander
  • 6.47% Asian
  • 1.31% two or more races
  • 0.62% other races

The median income was $67,234 per household in 2010 and $49,743 in 2000. The borough consists of a mix of professionals, including sales and office workers and service providers. Some of the top professions represented by the working townspeople include:

  • 14.6% Administrative
  • 13.3% Education
  • 8.3% Sales and Related
  • 8.0% Management
  • 4.5% Food Service
  • 4.2% Healthcare
  • 3.9% Transportation

Follow along for more fun facts: Viewing the Past of Glassboro, NJ

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Date Published: September 10, 2021
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