ROOTS AND STREAMS
Lonaconing Trail was used by Native Americans to traverse the wilderness of Southern New Jersey. Lonaconing in its pure context means “meeting place of streams”. What is now Berlin was once known as “Longacoming” a derivative of the authentic Indian term. Long-A-Coming became a stagecoach stop located at the halfway point between Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Stagecoaches were replaced by a rail line in 1853 with a station built three years later named Long-A-Coming. Confusion over the name resulted in renaming the stop Berlin Station, the namesake of today’s community. The most obvious use of the name Lonaconing is a housing development in Berlin. The community has 97 luxury town-homes with an additional 46 single family homes. Located off of Cross Keys Road adjacent to Berlin Park, the community was designed with physical fitness in mind. Walking trails, ball fields, and tennis courts are all a part of the Lonaconing Lifestyle.
Families move to Berlin Borough for many reasons. The main reason is for the highly ranked and regarded school systems. Public school students in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Berlin Community School. Public school students in grades 9 – 12 attend the Eastern Camden County Regional School District.
Schools in the are Eastern Intermediate High School serving grades 9 and 10, and Eastern High School with for grades 11 and 12. The schools serve the communities of Berlin Borough, Gibbsboro and Voorhees Township. Both schools are located on the same site, but operate independently. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Regional School is a Catholic Elementary School serving Berlin Borough and the surrounding areas. Founded by the Irish Sisters of Mercy, the dedicated faculty educates students K-8.
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