The town that I live in and an exciting way to learn about the town in NJ.

By Nabewise
marlton the town in NJ

It's beautiful, it's amazing and I think you should guess what it is, its Marlton. I have lived hear all my life. It is located in South Jersey.

We are only a half hour away from Philadelphia, two hours away from New York, and an hour away from all the wonderful beaches. We are right in the middle of everything. So what ever you are in the mood for, we've got it.

A couple of the first settlers were the English and the Welsh farmers. They came here because our town has really fertile farming soil, so they could plant there crops. Our home town was founded in 1676. It was called Evesham. It was called that because Thomas Eves came to Marlton in 1676. Also Elizabeth and William Evans were with him so they named a street after them and an elementary school too. It was a village at one time in the past. In 1845 the name Marlton came from our soil. Marl clay, it is very fertile. Since I was talking about the founders how about our events and landmarks.

One of our landmarks is the Promenade. The Promenade is an outside mall. Some of the stores are L.L. Bean, P.F. Change, and Cold Stone. And it has wonderful pond with a water fountain. For another thing our soccer field, Savage Fields is an Indian burial ground. If you dig it up you might be able to find arrowheads and artifacts like that. In addition to the soccer fields, there are many more sports like football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. It is for R.E.C, Marlton Rec Council. The Blue Barn is where you play some of the sports at. It is a really fun camp, in the summer. And George W. Bush visited there in 2004. As you can see there are a lot of sports so growing up in Marlton is really fun as a kid.

When you grow up in Marlton there are a lot of nice people and is in the top Two Hundred safest towns in New Jersey. So you don't have to worry about bad people hurting you. That why Marlton is the best town to live in.