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Haddonfield is a borough
Borough (New Jersey)
A borough in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government....

 located in Camden County
Camden County, New Jersey
-Demographics:As of the 2010 Census the population of Camden County was 60.28% Non-Hispanic white, 18.45% Non-Hispanic black, 1.12% Hispanic blacks, 0.17% Non-Hispanic Native American, 0.15% Hispanic Native Americans, 5.07% Non-Hispanic Asian, and 0.14% non-Hispanics reporting some other race...

, New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a total population of 11,593.

Haddonfield was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature
New Jersey Legislature
The New Jersey Legislature is the legislative branch of the government of the U.S. state of New Jersey. In its current form, as defined by the New Jersey Constitution of 1947, the Legislature consists of two houses: the General Assembly and the Senate...

 on April 6, 1875, within portions of Haddon Township
Haddon Township, New Jersey
Haddon Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the township population was 14,707....

, based on the results of a referendum held that same day. The borough separated from Haddon Township as an independent municipality in 1894.

Haddonfield was the second municipality
Municipality
A municipality is essentially an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government. It can also be used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district...

 in New Jersey (after Cape May
Cape May, New Jersey
Cape May is a city at the southern tip of Cape May Peninsula in Cape May County, New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the country's oldest vacation resort destinations. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 United States...

) to establish a historical preservation district. In keeping with the historic appearance of the borough, some candidates for commissioner distribute colored ribbons to their supporters instead of yard signs.

Although the sale of liquor has been forbidden since 1873, it was at Haddonfield's Indian King Tavern
Indian King Tavern
The Indian King Tavern was a colonial American tavern in Haddonfield, New Jersey which was the site of a 1777 meeting of the New Jersey General Assembly that officially ratified the Declaration of Independence and adopted its Great Seal. It was the first State Historic Site, adopted as such in 1903...

, in the winter of 1777, that the New Jersey General Assembly
New Jersey General Assembly
The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature.Since the election of 1967 , the Assembly has consisted of 80 members. Two members are elected from each of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts for a term of two years, each representing districts with average...

 met and declared New Jersey a free and independent state.

New Jersey Monthly
New Jersey Monthly
New Jersey Monthly is a monthly glossy publication featuring issues of possible interest to residents of the United States state of New Jersey...

magazine ranked Haddonfield as the 33rd best place to live in New Jersey in its 2010 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.

Geography


Haddonfield is located at 39°53′47"N 75°2′9"W.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the borough has a total area of 2.86 square miles (7.4 km²), of which, 2.83 square miles (7.3 km²) of it is land and 0.03 square mile (0.0776996433 km²) of it is water. The total area is 1.05% water.

The Cooper River
Cooper River (New Jersey)
The Cooper River is a tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey in the United States.The confluence of the Cooper River with the Delaware River is in Camden...

 forms the border between Haddonfield and Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Cherry Hill is a township in Camden County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a population of 71,045, representing an increase of 1,080 from the 69,965 residents enumerated during the 2000 Census...

. Haddonfield shares land borders with Haddon Township
Haddon Township, New Jersey
Haddon Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the township population was 14,707....

, Haddon Heights
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Haddon Heights is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population is 7,473....

, Barrington
Barrington, New Jersey
Barrington is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 6,983.Barrington was incorporated as a borough on March 27, 1917, from portions of the now-defunct Centre Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April...

, and Tavistock
Tavistock, New Jersey
Tavistock is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was only five people, making it the smallest municipality by population in New Jersey, with just seven fewer residents than nearby Pine Valley, which has 12.Tavistock was incorporated as a...

.

Hopkins Pond



Hopkins Pond park contains both Hopkins Pond and Driscoll Pond.

Pennypacker Park


Pennypacker Park contains the Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site
Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site
Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site in Haddonfield, New Jersey is where the first relatively complete set of dinosaur bones were discovered in 1838, and then fully excavated by William Parker Foulke in 1858. The dinosaur was later named Hadrosaurus foulkii by Joseph Leidy...

 and is near the Cooper River.

Wallworth Park


Wallworth Park contains Evans Pond and Wallworth Pond. Evans Pond is dammed and flows into Wallworth Pond, which is also dammed. Each of these ponds are actually sections of the Cooper River
Cooper River (New Jersey)
The Cooper River is a tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey in the United States.The confluence of the Cooper River with the Delaware River is in Camden...

 and the early headwaters of the Cooper flow into Evans Pond.

Driscoll Pond


Driscoll Pond is located below Hopkins Pond and Hopkins Pond flows into Driscoll. Driscoll Pond is contained by a small wooden dam. Driscoll Pond is part of the Hopkins Pond park.

Hopkins Pond


Hopkins Pond is contained by a large earthen dam; Hopkins Lane is built atop this earthen dam.

Evans Pond


Evans Pond is part of Wallworth Park and is located directly above Wallworth Lake. A dam separates the two. In the past Evans Pond was deep enough for small boats to sail on.

Wallworth Lake


Wallworth Lake is below Evans Pond and contained by yet another dam. Wallworth Lake is located in Wallworth Park.

Borough Hall


Borough Hall, the home of Haddonfield government, is located at 242 King’s Highway East and was built in 1928 by Walter William Sharpley. There are four main offices, including those for the tax assessor, the construction office
and the municipal court office. Borough Hall includes a police department, a courtroom, and an auditorium. Its walls are of marble, steel, or plaster, although police station main walls are of steel and cinder block. Haddonfield police write about 8,000 tickets and receive about 300 criminal complaints each year.

In Borough Hall’s auditorium are paintings of men who signed the United States Declaration of Independence
United States Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. John Adams put forth a...

 from New Jersey: Abraham Clark
Abraham Clark
Abraham Clark was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the United States House of Representatives in both the Second and Third United States Congress, from...

, Francis Hopkinson
Francis Hopkinson
Francis Hopkinson , an American author, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. He later served as a federal judge in Pennsylvania...

, Richard Stockton, and John Witherspoon
John Witherspoon
John Witherspoon was a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New Jersey , he trained many leaders of the early nation and was the only active clergyman and the only college president to sign the Declaration...

. Some of the paintings are original, other copies.

Weddings have been held in Borough Hall, and when asbestos was removed from the public library, the upper level of Borough Hall became a temporary library.

Borough Commissioner's meetings are held at Borough Hall every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, usually in the courtroom but sometimes, if there is a large attendance, in the auditorium.

Demographics



As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there are 11,659 people (flat from 11,628 in the 1990 census, and down from 12,337 in 1980), 4,496 households, and 3,255 families residing in the borough. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 is 4,124.7 people per square mile (1,590.7/km²). There are 4,620 housing units at an average density of 1,634.5 per square mile (630.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough is 96.47% White, 1.27% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,496 households out of which 35.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% are married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 7.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% are non-families. 24.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the borough the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $86,872, and the median income for a family is $103,597. Males have a median income of $73,646 versus $44,968 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the borough is $43,170. 2.2% of the population and 1.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Special events


There are events such as the community sidewalk sale in the summer, and the fall festival in October. The fall festival is an event where community organizations may have booths along Kings Highway and there is scarecrow-making for kids. Haddonfield hosts a weekly farmers' market
Farmers' market
A farmers' market consists of individual vendors—mostly farmers—who set up booths, tables or stands, outdoors or indoors, to sell produce, meat products, fruits and sometimes prepared foods and beverages...

 on Saturdays from May to November. There is also the Haddonfield Crafts & Fine Arts Festival, where a large variety of vendors line the main street. Another events is First Night
First Night
First Night is an artistic and cultural celebration on New Year's Eve, taking place from afternoon until midnight. Some cities have all their events during the celebration outside, but some cities have events that are hosted indoors by organizations in the city, such as churches and theaters...

, a New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve is observed annually on December 31, the final day of any given year in the Gregorian calendar. In modern societies, New Year's Eve is often celebrated at social gatherings, during which participants dance, eat, consume alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the...

 celebration of the arts, with a variety of performances. There is also a yearly car show that takes place during the second Saturday of September. There are also events such as historic house tours and designer show houses.

Transportation



Haddonfield has a PATCO
Port Authority Transit Corporation
The PATCO Speedline, also known colloquially as the High Speed Line, is a rapid transit system operated by the Port Authority Transit Corporation, which runs between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden County, New Jersey...

 Hi-Speedline station that links it to Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Philadelphia County, with which it is coterminous. The city is located in the Northeastern United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. It is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States,...

, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

, in the west and to the eastern terminus in Lindenwold, NJ, where it is possible to transfer to New Jersey Transit's Philadelphia to Atlantic City bus route. New Jersey Transit
New Jersey Transit
The New Jersey Transit Corporation is a statewide public transportation system serving the United States state of New Jersey, and New York, Orange, and Rockland counties in New York State...

 provides local bus service; its 451, 455 and 457 routes all stop at the PATCO station. Haddonfield prides itself in being walkable. Most streets have sidewalks, and due to the small size of the town (2 miles or less from any point in town to any other as the crow flies), it is possible to walk to any part of town.

The Borough presently has a traffic campaign using the slogan Haddonfield Drives 25 promoting the borough's speed limit as 25 mi/h for all streets and roadways.

Route 41 (Kings Highway) passes through the center of the borough and intersects CR 561
County Route 561 (New Jersey)
County Route 561, abbreviated CR 561, is a county highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. The highway extends from New York Road in Galloway Township to Federal Street , Camden.-Atlantic County:...

 (Haddon Avenue) at Haddonfield's main business district. I-295
Interstate 295 (Delaware-New Jersey)
Interstate 295 in New Jersey and Delaware is an auxiliary Interstate Highway, designated as a bypass around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The route begins at a junction with Interstate 95 south of Wilmington, Delaware, and runs to another junction with I-95 north of Trenton, New Jersey...

 passes through at the southern tip with Exit 31 straddling the border. The New Jersey Turnpike
New Jersey Turnpike
The New Jersey Turnpike is a toll road in New Jersey, maintained by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. According to the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, the Turnpike is the nation's sixth-busiest toll road and is among one of the most heavily traveled highways in the United...

 also touches the town boundary, but the closest exit is Interchange 3 in Bellmawr/Runnemede.

History


The Haddonfield area was occupied by Lenni Lenape Native Americans
Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, parts of Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which survive as...

. The Lenape disappeared from the local area when settlers arrived. Arrow
Arrow
An arrow is a shafted projectile that is shot with a bow. It predates recorded history and is common to most cultures.An arrow usually consists of a shaft with an arrowhead attached to the front end, with fletchings and a nock at the other.- History:...

heads and pottery
Pottery
Pottery is the material from which the potteryware is made, of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made is also called a pottery . Pottery also refers to the art or craft of the potter or the manufacture of pottery...

 shards have been found by residents by the banks of the Cooper River
Cooper River (New Jersey)
The Cooper River is a tributary of the Delaware River in southwestern New Jersey in the United States.The confluence of the Cooper River with the Delaware River is in Camden...

, hinting that there was an Indian settlement in Haddonfield at one point in time.


Haddonfield was founded by Elizabeth Haddon
Elizabeth Haddon
Elizabeth Haddon , born in Southwark, London, England, was the founder of Haddon Township and Haddonfield, New Jersey....

 (1680–1762), whose Quaker
Religious Society of Friends
The Religious Society of Friends, or Friends Church, is a Christian movement which stresses the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers. Members are known as Friends, or popularly as Quakers. It is made of independent organisations, which have split from one another due to doctrinal differences...

 father, John Haddon, bought a 500 acres (2 km²) tract of land in the English colony of West Jersey
West Jersey
West Jersey and East Jersey were two distinct parts of the Province of New Jersey. The political division existed for 28 years, between 1674 and 1702...

 to escape religious persecution. Elizabeth set sail alone from Southwark
Southwark
Southwark is a district of south London, England, and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Southwark. Situated east of Charing Cross, it forms one of the oldest parts of London and fronts the River Thames to the north...

, England to the New World in 1701. Shortly after her arrival, she made a marriage proposal to John Estaugh, a Quaker minister, and they were married in 1702. The town was named for John Haddon, though he never came to the United States.

The Indian King Tavern
Indian King Tavern
The Indian King Tavern was a colonial American tavern in Haddonfield, New Jersey which was the site of a 1777 meeting of the New Jersey General Assembly that officially ratified the Declaration of Independence and adopted its Great Seal. It was the first State Historic Site, adopted as such in 1903...

, built in 1750, played a significant role in the American Revolution
American Revolution
The American Revolution was the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America...

. During that war, the New Jersey legislature—avoiding British forces—met there, and in 1777, declared New Jersey to be an independent state. Today the tavern is a state historical site and museum.

Haddonfield is a significant historic paleontology
Paleontology
Paleontology "old, ancient", ὄν, ὀντ- "being, creature", and λόγος "speech, thought") is the study of prehistoric life. It includes the study of fossils to determine organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments...

 site. In 1838, William Estaugh Hopkins uncovered large bones in a marl
Marl
Marl or marlstone is a calcium carbonate or lime-rich mud or mudstone which contains variable amounts of clays and aragonite. Marl was originally an old term loosely applied to a variety of materials, most of which occur as loose, earthy deposits consisting chiefly of an intimate mixture of clay...

 pit in which he was digging. Hopkins displayed the bones at his home, Birdwood; and these bones sparked the interest of a visitor, William Foulke
William Parker Foulke
William Parker Foulke discovered the first full dinosaur skeleton in North America in Haddonfield, New Jersey in 1858....

. In 1858, Foulke dug from the marl pit the first full skeleton of a dinosaur
Dinosaur
Dinosaurs are a diverse group of animals of the clade and superorder Dinosauria. They were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates for over 160 million years, from the late Triassic period until the end of the Cretaceous , when the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event led to the extinction of...

 found in North America, Hadrosaurus
Hadrosaurus
Hadrosaurus is a valid genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur. In 1858, a skeleton of a dinosaur from this genus was the first dinosaur skeleton known from more than isolated teeth to be found in North America. In 1868, it became the first ever mounted dinosaur skeleton...

 foulkii
. The skeleton was assembled in 1868 and is still displayed at Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. A 12 feet (3.7 m) replica of "Haddy" stands in the center of town.

In 1875, Haddonfield became the first community to secede from Haddon Township
Haddon Township, New Jersey
Haddon Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the township population was 14,707....

 and become a self-governing borough. Haddonfield is noted for its historic homes, quaint shops, and legions of lawyers. As a legal center for southern New Jersey, the town houses the offices of more than 390 attorneys.

Haddonfield once was home to Symphony in C (formerly the Haddonfield Orchestra), which is now based at Rutgers University
Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey , is the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey, United States. It was originally chartered as Queen's College in 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine Colonial colleges founded before the American...

 in neighboring Camden
Camden, New Jersey
The city of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey. It is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 77,344...

.

Haddonfield is home to the second oldest volunteer fire company in continuous service in the United States. Haddon Fire Company No. 1 was established as as Friendship Fire Company on March 8, 1764, by 26 townsmen. Each member was to furnish two leather buckets while the company supplied six ladders and three fire hooks.

Local government


The Borough of Haddonfield has been governed under the Walsh Act
Walsh Act (New Jersey)
The Walsh Act is legislation in the U.S. state of New Jersey that permits municipalities to adopt a non-partisan commission form of government. The legislation was signed by Governor of New Jersey Woodrow Wilson on April 25, 1911. The commissions in Walsh Act municipalities are composed of either...

 since 1913, with three non-partisan commissioners elected for four-year concurrent terms. Amongst themselves, the Commissioners select a Mayor and may select a Deputy Mayor. Each Commissioner oversees a Department within the Borough. The current commissioners, elected in May 2009, are Mayor
Mayor
In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

 Letitia G. (Tish) Colombi (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property
Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property
The Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property heads one of the departments in those local governments in New Jersey that operate under the Walsh Act form of municipal governance. This is a standalone position in Walsh Act municipalities with a three-member commission...

), Deputy Mayor
Deputy Mayor
Deputy mayor is an elective or appointive office of the second-ranking official in many local governments. Many elected deputy mayors are members of the city council who are given the title and serve as acting mayor in the mayor's absence...

 Jeffrey Stephen Kasko (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance
Commissioner of Revenue and Finance
The Commissioner of Revenue and Finance heads one of the departments in those local governments in New Jersey that operate under the Walsh Act form of municipal governance...

) and Edward F. Borden, Jr. (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety
Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety
The Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety heads one of the departments in those local governments in New Jersey that operate under the Walsh Act form of municipal governance. This is a standalone position in Walsh Act municipalities with a three-member commission...

). The next election for borough commission is in May 2013.

Though the commission is nominally non-partisan
Non-partisan democracy
Nonpartisan democracy is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections take place without reference to political parties.-Overview:...

, Colombi is active in the local Republican
Republican Party (United States)
The Republican Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Democratic Party. Founded by anti-slavery expansion activists in 1854, it is often called the GOP . The party's platform generally reflects American conservatism in the U.S...

 organization, Kasko serves as state Republican Party Committeeman from Camden County and previously served as Haddonfield's Republican Party Chairman and as an aide to Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and Borden is a former county prosecutor in Democratic
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous...

-controlled Camden County
Camden County, New Jersey
-Demographics:As of the 2010 Census the population of Camden County was 60.28% Non-Hispanic white, 18.45% Non-Hispanic black, 1.12% Hispanic blacks, 0.17% Non-Hispanic Native American, 0.15% Hispanic Native Americans, 5.07% Non-Hispanic Asian, and 0.14% non-Hispanics reporting some other race...

.

Federal, state and county representation


Haddonfield is in the 1st Congressional district and is part of New Jersey's 6th state legislative district. The legislative district was kept unchanged by the New Jersey Apportionment Commission
New Jersey Apportionment Commission
The New Jersey Apportionment Commission is a constitutionally-created ten-member commission responsible for apportioning the forty districts of the New Jersey Legislature. The commission is convened after each decennial U.S. Census, and the districts are to be in use for the legislative elections...

 based on the results of the 2010 Census.




Public schools


The Haddonfield Public Schools
Haddonfield Public Schools
The Haddonfield Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in Haddonfield, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States....

 are a comprehensive public school district serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district serves students from the Boroughs of Haddonfield, along with those from Pine Valley
Pine Valley, New Jersey
Pine Valley is a Borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the borough population was 12, making it the second smallest municipality by population in New Jersey, with just seven more residents than the 5 residing in Tavistock, also in Camden...

 and Tavistock
Tavistock, New Jersey
Tavistock is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was only five people, making it the smallest municipality by population in New Jersey, with just seven fewer residents than nearby Pine Valley, which has 12.Tavistock was incorporated as a...

 who attend the district's schools as part of sending/receiving relationship
Sending/receiving relationship
A sending/receiving relationship is one in which a public school district sends some or all of its students to attend the schools of another district. This is often done to achieve costs savings in smaller districts or continues after districts have grown as part of a historical relationship...

s.

Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics is the part of the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences that collects, analyzes, and publishes statistics on education and public school district finance information in the United States...

) are
Central School (grades K-5; 315 students),
Elizabeth Haddon School (K-5; 361),
J. Fithian Tatem School (PreK-5; 439),
Haddonfield Middle School (6-8; 556) and
Haddonfield Memorial High School
Haddonfield Memorial High School
Haddonfield Memorial High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Haddonfield, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Haddonfield Public Schools....

 (9-12; 778).

Haddonfield Memorial High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence
Blue Ribbon Schools Program
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created in 1981 to honor schools which have achieved high levels of performance or significant improvements with emphasis on schools serving disadvantaged students. The program centers around a self-assessment conducted by the...

 by the United States Department of Education
United States Department of Education
The United States Department of Education, also referred to as ED or the ED for Education Department, is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government...

, the highest award an American school can receive, during the 2004-05 school year.

The school was the 11th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly
New Jersey Monthly
New Jersey Monthly is a monthly glossy publication featuring issues of possible interest to residents of the United States state of New Jersey...

magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 14th in 2008 out of 316 schools.

Private schools


Haddonfield is also home to Haddonfield Friends School
Haddonfield Friends School
Haddonfield Friends School is a private, Quaker coeducational day school which has educated students for 225 years. It is located in Haddonfield, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States...

 (Quaker, Pre-K-8) and Kingsway Learning Center (special education
Special education
Special education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students' individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials,...

, ages 5 to 16). Christ the King (PreK-3-8) operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden
Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden is a particular church or diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, located in New Jersey, United States, and presides over Roman Catholic parishes and schools in the six southern New Jersey counties of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland,...

. Bancroft is headquartered in Haddonfield and operates an adjacent special education school and neurobehavioral stabilization program. In July, 2005, Bancroft began soliciting requests for proposals to purchase its 20 acres (80,937.2 m²) property, as a precursor to moving from Haddonfield. Bancroft, previously known as Bancroft NeuroHealth, changed its name in 2009.

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    ), Billy Crystal
    Billy Crystal
    William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom Soap and became a Hollywood film star during the late 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the critical and box office successes...

    's character, Harry, is from Haddonfield.
  • Although the movies in the Halloween
    Halloween (franchise)
    Halloween is an American horror franchise that consists of ten slasher films, novels, and comic books. The franchise focuses on the fictional character of Michael Myers who was committed to a sanitarium as a child for the murder of his older sister, Judith Myers...

    franchise are set in fictional Haddonfield, Illinois, Haddonfield, N.J. is in fact the inspiration for the town. Debra Hill, the co-writer of the movie, grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
  • A scene in the movie AI takes place in Haddonfield, NJ and captures a shot of a house on Kings Highway. This is the location of the Flesh Fair, a rally of anti-robot activists.
  • Photographer Frank Stefanko
    Frank Stefanko
    Frank Stefanko is a fine art photographer with connections to New Jersey performers Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. Stefanko's recently released photographs, taken in the 1960s through the 80s, shed new light on the early careers of the two musicians....

     took two famous album covers for Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen , nicknamed "The Boss," is an American singer-songwriter who records and tours with the E Street Band...

     in Haddonfield, Darkness on the Edge of Town
    Darkness on the Edge of Town
    Darkness on the Edge of Town is the fourth album by Bruce Springsteen, released in the late spring of 1978. The album marked the end of a three year period of forced hiatus from recording brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel...

    (1978) and The River (1980).

Channel 19


Comcast
Comcast
Comcast Corporation is the largest cable operator, home Internet service provider, and fourth largest home telephone service provider in the United States, providing cable television, broadband Internet, and telephone service to both residential and commercial customers in 39 states and the...

 Garden State [cable TV] Channel 19 is a local Government-access television (GATV) cable TV channel for the Borough of Haddonfield & The Township of Haddon. This content of this channel is shared with several surrounding communities. This is a 'Virtual Television Network', which is made possible to operate with such little effort due to TelVue Virtual Television Networks
TelVue Virtual Television Networks
TelVue Corporation is digital media company that has deployed systems to a network of municipally-owned Public, educational, and government access channels on cable television. In addition, TelVue provides systems and services to Pro Broadcast, Community Broadcast, Colleges, Universities and K12...

, which creates virtual television channels where communities can post announcements.

Noted residents


Notable current and former residents of Haddonfield include:
  • Danny Briere (born 1977), All-Star right-wing forward for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers
    Philadelphia Flyers
    The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League...

    .
  • Andy Breckman
    Andy Breckman
    Andy Breckman is a television and film writer and a radio personality. He is the co-creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning television series Monk on the USA Network, and is co-host of WFMU radio's long-running conceptual comedy program Seven Second Delay...

     (born 1955), film and television writer whose work includes Monk
    Monk (TV series)
    Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the titular character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to 2009 and is primarily a mystery series, although it has dark and comic touches.The series debuted on July...

    .
  • William T. Cahill
    William T. Cahill
    William Thomas Cahill was an American Republican Party politician who served as the 46th Governor of New Jersey, from 1970 to 1974, and who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the U.S...

     (1912–1996), Governor of New Jersey
    Governor of New Jersey
    The Office of the Governor of New Jersey is the executive branch for the U.S. state of New Jersey. The office of Governor is an elected position, for which elected officials serve four year terms. While individual politicians may serve as many terms as they can be elected to, Governors cannot be...

     from 1970-1974.
  • Joanna Cassidy
    Joanna Cassidy
    Joanna Cassidy is an American film and television actress. She is known for her role as the replicant Zhora in the Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner...

     (born 1945), actress, was born and raised in Haddonfield.
  • Edward Drinker Cope
    Edward Drinker Cope
    Edward Drinker Cope was an American paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as well as a noted herpetologist and ichthyologist. Born to a wealthy Quaker family, Cope distinguished himself as a child prodigy interested in science; he published his first scientific paper at the age of nineteen...

     (1840–1897), paleontologist and comparative anatomist, lived in Haddonfield to be closer to fossils in nearby marl pits.
  • Erin Donohue
    Erin Donohue
    Erin Donohue is an American athlete who competes in middle distance track events. Donohue qualified for the U.S...

     (born 1983), athlete who qualified for the U.S. Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 1500 meters.
  • Alfred E. Driscoll
    Alfred E. Driscoll
    Alfred Eastlack Driscoll was an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey Senate representing Camden County, who served as the 43rd Governor of New Jersey, and as president of Warner-Lambert .-Biography:He was born on October 25, 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

     (1947–1954) Governor of New Jersey
    Governor of New Jersey
    The Office of the Governor of New Jersey is the executive branch for the U.S. state of New Jersey. The office of Governor is an elected position, for which elected officials serve four year terms. While individual politicians may serve as many terms as they can be elected to, Governors cannot be...

    , lived for most of his life in the historic Birdwood home built by John Estaugh Hopkins on Hopkins Lane.
  • Elmer Engstrom (1901–1984), President of Radio Corporation of America (RCA). Led development of television in Camden during the 1930s and until RCA Labs moved to Princeton in 1943. Engstrom lived in Haddonfield and had a TV antenna on his roof prior to World War II.
  • Dan Gutman
    Dan Gutman
    Dan Gutman is an American author from New Jersey. A prolific writer, Gutman has written 80 books, both fictional and non-fictional, under publishers including Penguin Books, Macmillan, Scholastic Press, and HarperCollins...

     (born 1954), author.
  • Debra Hill
    Debra Hill
    Debra Hill was an American screenwriter and film producer, who co-wrote the horror film Halloween, its first sequel Halloween II, and The Fog.-Early life:...

     (1950–2005), co-writer & producer for the film Halloween
    Halloween (1978 film)
    Halloween is a 1978 American independent horror film directed, produced, and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut and the first installment in the Halloween franchise. The film is set in the fictional midwestern...

    which is set in the fictional town of Haddonfield, Illinois.
  • Derian Hatcher
    Derian Hatcher
    Derian Hatcher is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers...

     (born 1972), former member of the Philadelphia Flyers
    Philadelphia Flyers
    The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League...

    , now a member of the Flyers coaching staff.
  • Jeff Hornacek
    Jeff Hornacek
    Jeffrey John Hornacek is a retired American basketball player who played at the shooting guard position in the NBA from 1986–2000.-Elementary and high school:...

     (born 1963), NBA Player, lived in Haddonfield while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers
    Philadelphia 76ers
    The Philadelphia 76ers are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association . Originally known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA...

    .
  • David Laganella
    David Laganella
    David Laganella is an American composer based in Philadelphia. Laganella studied Guitar and Jazz at Berklee School of Music then pursued music composition degrees from New York University and the University of Pennsylvania where he received his PhD in music composition at the age of 27.His music...

     (born 1974), avant-guard classical composer hailed as Philadelphia's best young composer by the American Composers Orchestra
    American Composers Orchestra
    The American Composers Orchestra is an American orchestra based in New York City. It is the only orchestra in the world dedicated solely to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers...

    .
  • Victoria Lombardi (born 1952), better known as Miss Vicki
    Miss Vicki
    Victoria May "Miss Vicki" Budinger , briefly famous as Tiny Tim's wife, was 17 years old when she married the singer, who was more than twice her age, on The Tonight Show on December 17, 1969. Miss Vicki was a resident of Collingswood, New Jersey.-External links:***...

    , the former wife of Tiny Tim
    Tiny Tim (musician)
    Tiny Tim , , born in Manhattan, was an American singer and ukulele player. He was most famous for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice.-Rise to fame:Born to Lebanese parents in 1932, Khaury displayed musical talent at a very young age...

    .
  • Matt Maloney
    Matt Maloney
    This article is about the basketball player. For the baseball player, see Matt Maloney .Matthew M. "Matt" Maloney is a retired American professional basketball player...

     (born 1971), NBA Player, attended Christ the King (Catholic, K-8). and Haddonfield Memorial High School
    Haddonfield Memorial High School
    Haddonfield Memorial High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Haddonfield, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Haddonfield Public Schools....

    , (9th-12th) before heading to the University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States,Penn is the fourth-oldest using the founding dates claimed by each institution...

     and playing for the Houston Rockets
    Houston Rockets
    The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. The team plays in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association . The team was established in 1967, and played in San Diego, California for four years, before being...

    .
  • Charlie Manuel
    Charlie Manuel
    Charles Fuqua Manuel, Jr. is a former Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball outfielder and current Major League Baseball manager of the Philadelphia Phillies...

     (born 1944), manager of the Philadelphia Phillies
    Philadelphia Phillies
    The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team. They are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating to 1883. The Phillies are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League...

     lives in a part of a neighboring Barrington
    Barrington
    - Australia :* Barrington, New South Wales* Barrington River * Barrington Tops National Park, New South Wales* Barrington, Tasmania* Barrington, Queensland- Canada :* Barrington, Nova Scotia* Barrington Head, Nova Scotia...

    , that is served by the Haddonfield Post Office.
  • Timothy Matlack
    Timothy Matlack
    Timothy Matlack was a merchant, surveyor, architect, statesman, and patriot in the American Revolution. A delegate from Pennsylvania to the Second Continental Congress in 1780, he emerged during the Revolutionary period as one of Pennsylvania's most provocative and influential political...

     (1736–1829), American Revolutionary War
    American Revolutionary War
    The American Revolutionary War , the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.The war was the result of the...

     soldier and engrosser of the United States Declaration of Independence
    United States Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. John Adams put forth a...

    .
  • Bob McElwee
    Bob McElwee
    Robert T. "Bob" McElwee is a former American football official, who served for 41 years, with 27 of those years in the National Football League from 1976 to 2003...

     (born 1935), is a former on-field football official for 41 years with 27 of those years in the National Football League
    National Football League
    The National Football League is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing...

     (NFL) from 1976 to 2003.
  • Joel McHale
    Joel McHale
    Joel Edward McHale is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television producer, television personality, and voice artist. He is best known for hosting The Soup and for his role as Jeff Winger on Community....

     (born 1971), actor on NBC sitcom "Community", lived in Haddonfield for 2 years during elementary school.
  • Scott Patterson
    Scott Patterson (actor)
    Scott Gordon Patterson is an American actor. He is known for his role as Luke Danes in Gilmore Girls and Agent Strahm in Saw IV, Saw V and Saw VI...

     (born 1958), actor who played Luke on the Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls is an American family comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB and was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW...

    .
  • Chris Pronger
    Chris Pronger
    Christopher Robert Pronger is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and captain for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League . Originally selected 2nd overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Pronger has played for Hartford, the St...

     (born 1974), All-Star defenseman playing for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers
    Philadelphia Flyers
    The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League...

    .
  • Mike Richards
    Mike Richards
    Michael Richards is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League . He previously played for and was captain of the Philadelphia Flyers.-Early years:...

     (born 1985), All-Star center for the NHL's Los Angeles Kings
    Los Angeles Kings
    The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League...

    , former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • Tom Sims
    Tom Sims
    Tom Sims, Born 1950, is a former World Snowboarding Champion , World Champion Skateboarder and founder of Sims Snowboards and Sims Skateboards...

    , pioneer and world champion of snowboard
    Snowboard
    Snowboards are boards, usually with a width the length of one's foot, with the ability to glide on snow. Snowboards are differentiated from monoskis by the stance of the user...

    ing. In 1963, he created the "ski board," an early version of the snowboard, in the Middle School's shop room after failing to complete his intended project, a custom skateboard.
  • Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg
    Steven Allan Spielberg KBE is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur. In a career of more than four decades, Spielberg's films have covered many themes and genres. Spielberg's early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as an...

     (born 1946), director, as a child he lived in Crystal Terrace, a part of Haddon Township
    Haddon Township, New Jersey
    Haddon Township is a Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the township population was 14,707....

     served by the Haddonfield post office.
  • Frank Stefanko
    Frank Stefanko
    Frank Stefanko is a fine art photographer with connections to New Jersey performers Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. Stefanko's recently released photographs, taken in the 1960s through the 80s, shed new light on the early careers of the two musicians....

     (born 1946), Rock photographer of subjects including Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen , nicknamed "The Boss," is an American singer-songwriter who records and tours with the E Street Band...

     and Patti Smith
    Patti Smith
    Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses....

    .
  • I. F. Stone
    I. F. Stone
    Isidor Feinstein Stone was an iconoclastic American investigative journalist. He is best remembered for his self-published newsletter, I. F...

     (1907–1989), Author and anti-war activist, had Haddonfield roots.
  • Margot Thien
    Margot Thien
    Margot Thien is an American competitor in synchronized swimming and Olympic champion.She was part of the American team that received a gold medal in synchronized swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.-References:...

     (born 1971), 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist in Synchronized Swimming, also 1994 World Champion, 1993 and 1995 World Cup Champion, and 1995 Pan American Games Champion. Her short film career includes Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
  • Eric Weinrich
    Eric Weinrich
    Eric John Weinrich is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks...

     (born 1966), NHL Player, lived in Haddonfield while playing for the Philadelphia Flyers
    Philadelphia Flyers
    The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League...

    .

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