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image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 May 2009
Sandra Rayser Ragonese, Director of Historic Properties & Programs of Township of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, sent me a photo of the township flag. It is white with township seal on it.
About the township:
"The Township of Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey, lies five miles east of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the Delaware River Valley. The municipality is home to more than 70,000 residents and 4,000 businesses and boasts 49 parks and recreational facilities within its 24 square miles. Cherry Hill made its name as the home of the Garden State Park horse racetrack and the East Coast's first enclosed shopping mall, Cherry Hill Mall. Today, the community enjoys a regional reputation as a family-oriented, educated, bustling town with 19 award-winning public schools, numerous places of worship, and a vibrant business sector known for shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations.
The area's original inhabitants were Lenni-Lenape Native Americans who peacefully co-existed with English settlers- followers of William Penn- who arrived in the late 1600s. In 1695, the English formed the community of Waterford Township, one of the original townships of old Gloucester County. The community had a long, varied, and successful existence as an agricultural center and mill town. On March 13, 1844, residents held a town meeting and incorporated the Township under a new name- Delaware Township- which then became part of the newly organized Camden County. A description of Delaware Township, in 1886, depicted a "prosperous agricultural community" composed chiefly of gristmills and carriage-making shops.
The recently-quadrupled local population voted in a 1961 referendum to officially change the municipality's name to 'Cherry Hill.' With a new title to match its new image and its trend-setting new Mall, Cherry Hill Township kept right on growing." - from township website: www.cherryhill-nj.com/about/default.asp.
Valentin Poposki, 7 May 2009