Haddon Township is near the Delaware River, not far from the border between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Rent a Haddon apartment and you’ll be just eight miles from downtown Philadelphia, about an hour from Toms River and the Jersey Shore, and only 35 miles northeast of Wilmington, Delaware. Trenton is also a short drive, just 35 miles north of Haddon Township.
Founded by Elizabeth Haddon in 1701, Haddon Township is rich with history. Elizabeth Haddon married John Estaugh, a Quaker minister, in 1702. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem about Elizabeth and John’s courtship entitled, “The Theologian’s Tale; Elizabeth,” published in Tales of a Wayside Inn, a collection of poems published in 1863.
Haddon Township is home to the 1927 theater, the Ritz Theatre, which is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Saddler’s Woods covers 25 acres and includes Newton Creek, old-growth forest, and wetlands. The woods are named for Joshua Saddler, who owned the land in the nineteenth century. Joshua Saddler was a runaway slave who also founded Saddlertown, a community within Haddon Township that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.