The Borough of Wenonah is another central Gloucester County small gem (just over one square mile with a population of about 2,300) with is roots steeped in the farmland from which it was carved. The founders were businessmen coming from Camden in search of their “New Mantua” suburban, planned town. The Mantua Land and Improvement Company was incorporated in February 1871, they plotted out the rectangular town with elegant West Jersey Railroad train station at its core and on April 3, 1871 the town was named Wenonah. The Mantua Land and Improvement Company looked to attract the affluent from Philadelphia given its close proximity (just 12 miles away).
The Wenonah, was purportedly ascribed to be after Hiawatha’s mother in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s renowned poem “The Song of Hiawatha.” Some say the Indian name means first-born daughter. Other reportedly say she was referred to as “Lilly of the Prairie,” which could align with how the founders viewed their suburban discovery. Wenonah features two sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Benjamin Clark House and Memorial Presbyterian Church.
What’s in Wenonah?
- Community spirit is strong in Wenonah with seasonal holiday events – Tree Lighting celebration in the town park each at Christmastime, and an infamous Fourth of July festivities with parade, races and fire truck rides.
- Wenonah Lake – overseen by the Wenonah Lake Association offers a beautiful park, grounds and lake for Summer swimming and non-power boating.
- Wenonah Farmer’s Market “In the Park” – facilitated by the Women’s Club of Wenonah, with a mission “… to bring fresh fruits, vegetables and other locally sourced food and craft items to residents of Wenonah and surrounding areas.“
- Public schools – serving Pre-K through sixth grade through Pine Acres Early Childhood Center, plus Oak Valley and Wenonah Elementary Schools.
Homes for Sale in Wenonah, NJ
There’s a wide variety of homes for sale in Wenonah, NJ. Choose from single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and luxury properties, all of which come in different styles. There is also acreage for sale throughout the Borough.
Explore the latest properties for sale in Wenonah as you browse our website, get in touch with Gina Romano, at 864.434.4050 or through this page to schedule a real estate consultation. We look forward to serving you!
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