Chesterfield NJ Residential Real Estate Properties
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Brief History For Chesterfield, New Jersey 08515
Chesterfield is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey. Chesterfield was originally formed on November 6, 1688. It was reformed by Royal Charter on January 10, 1713, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form New Hanover Township (December 2, 1723) and Bordentown borough (December 9, 1825).
Chesterfield Township is made up of three distinct communities: Chesterfield, Crosswicks and Sykesville. The area was first settled in 1677, when a group primarily consisting of Quakers settled in the area of Crosswicks, the oldest of the Chesterfield's three communities.
Chesterfield has permanently preserved more than 7,000 acres of farmland through state and county programs and a township wide transfer of development credits program that directs future growth to a designated "receiving area" known as Old York Village, which is a neo-traditional, New Urbanism community built on 560 acres incorporating a variety of housing types, neighborhood commercial facilities, a new elementary school, civic uses, and active and passive open space areas with preserved agricultural land surrounding the planned village. Construction began in the early 2000s and a significant percentage of the community is now complete. Old York Village was the winner of the American Planning Association's National Outstanding Planning Award in 2004.
What is now the unincorporated village of Chesterfield was known as Recklesstown in the 18th and early 19th centuries, named for one of its founders, Joseph Reckless. The name was changed in 1888, when the district's Congressman thought it an object of ridicule.
Attractions / Points of Interest For Chesterfield, NJ 08515
York Country Club Golf Course is located at 228 Old York Rd in Chesterfield, NJ. This is a 18 hole golf course.
76-acres of horseback riding, lessons for all levels, and several shows a year to showcase their talents. Great Place for Horseback Riding in Burlington County.
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