Williamstown is a large town that is officially called Monroe Township. The community is at the southwestern end of a large urban area that extends to Philadelphia and Trenton in the north. The southern side of Williamstown is the less populated of the two sides and is mostly forested. Areas to the west are more farming country than areas to the east.
The main road through town is the U.S. Route 322, which enters the town from the southeast and west. Route 42 also enters the town from the northwest. There are several other roads that enter Williamstown, including Blue Bell Road, Clayton Avenue, North Main Street, County Route 536, Radix Road, New Brooklyn Road, and Winslow Road.
Atlantic City Expressway passes north of the town, and roads connect it with Williamstown (for example, Winslow Road).
There are several bus stations along U.S. Route 322, especially southwest of the town and in the town itself.
Although streets tend to be at odd angles, the town shouldn't be hard to get around. The Black Horse Pike goes through the town, and Main Street runs fairly parallel with the Pike.
Getting across the town from east to west or west to east requires a little more effort. For example, New Brooklyn Road leads into the town from the east, but doesn't go all the way through the town. You can cross the town in a somewhat east-west direction by following the U.S. Route; however, this is also a south-north route. The main roads to get around town are definitely New Brooklyn Road (Poplar Street), Main Street, and any highway routes.
There are several bus stops along the Main Street.
- 1 Ireland Hofer House, 305 South Main Street. This is a historical house near downtown Williamstown. It is a colonial-style brick building with oak trees and a lawn around it.
- 1 Glassboro Wildlife Management Area, Fries Mill Road, ☏ .
- 2 Scotland Run Golf Club, 2626 Fries Mill Rd (Between Williamstown and Glassboro).
- 3 Winslow Fish and Wildlife Management Area, Atsion Batsto Road, ☏ .
There are two Heritage's stores in town, one being in the west, and the other being in the south. The shopping malls are along the sides of the Black Horse Pike.
However, most of the important stores are chain stores, not small businesses.
Besides chain restaurants, there are a few diners in Williamstown.
- 1 Geet's Diner and Lounge, 14 North Black Horse Pike, ☏ .
- 2 Library IV, 1030 N Black Horse Pike, ☏ .
- 3 Old Country Deli, 701 N Black Horse Pike, ☏ .
There are not many bars in Williamstown; however, there are a couple wineries near the town of Hammonton, which is only a few miles away.
- 1 Sharky's Sports Bar & Grill, 820 N Black Horse Pike, ☏ .
- 2 Sharrott Winery, 370 South Egg Harbor Road, ☏ . Open in the afternoons. Sometimes closes at 5PM and sometimes at 6PM. This is one of the few wineries in New Jersey. There is a small vineyard area next to the Sharrott Winery, along with some small buildings. Although this winery is part of nearby Hammonton, it is not far from Williamstown.
Although there are some places to stay in Williamstown, most of these are not chain motels, but instead motels that are independently owned and operated. Most of the motels are, of course, scattered along the U.S. Route 322 or Route 42.
- 1 Best Western-Monroe Inn, 1151 North Black Horse Pike (Route 42), toll-free: .
- 2 Red Carpet Inn, 105 North Black Horse Pike, ☏ .
- Pike Inn, 1861 N Black Horse Pike, ☏ .
- Plum Tree Inn, 1861 N Black Horse Pike, ☏ .
- Monroe Township Police Department, 125 Virginia Avenue, ☏ , email@example.com. M-F 7:30AM-3:30PM.
- Hammonton, 14.5 miles (23.3 km) southeast
- Philadelphia 24.4 miles (39.3 km) northeast
- Woodbury, 13.8 miles (22.2 km) northwest
|Routes through Williamstown|
|Philadelphia ← Runnemede ← becomes ←||W E||→ Hammonton → Atlantic City|
|Chester ← Swedesboro ←||W E||→ Mays Landing → Atlantic City|