The one thing you’re guaranteed to find in Cherry Hill are cherry blossom trees. And, no, Cherry Hill is not named for the trees – the trees were an afterthought. Originally, Cherry Hill was the name of a 19th-century farm located where our local movie theater and residential neighborhoods now sit. At some point, someone in Cherry Hill decided it would be a pretty cool idea to plant cherry blossoms throughout Cherry Hill…so now everyone thinks Cherry Hill is named for the trees…but, alas, they are wrong.
So today I went for a ride in Cinnaminson, Maple Shade and Moorestown…Cherry Hill is so overrated….
Yes, the following song was really written with Cherry Hill, New Jersey in mind. FYI – there is no actual Cherry Hill Park…and don’t let Mary Hill’s behavior convince you that Cherry Hill girls are that “thrilling”…
“Mary Hill used to love to ride the merry-go-round
All the guys got eager eyes watchin’ Mary go round
In the daytime Mary Hill was a teaser
Come the night she was such a pleaser
Oh Mary Hill was such a thrill after dark
In Cherry Hill Park”
Cherry Hill Park – Billy Joe Royal
“I had run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.” – Forrest Gump