Mount Holly NJ Residential Real Estate Properties
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Brief History for Mount Holly Township NJ 08060
Mount Holly is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey. It is the county seat of Burlington County and considered an eastern suburb of Philadelphia. Mount Holly township approximately 2.9 square miles and is bordered by Eastampton, Hainesport, and Lumberton Township, NJ. Mount Holly is also home to the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office for Philadelphia / Mount Holly.
The first European settlement in what is now Mount Holly began in 1677, when Walter Reeves acquired land from the Lenape (Delaware) Native Americans living in the area. He constructed a dam on Rancocas Creek to channel water through a raceway to power a grist mill and saw mill. Edward Gaskill and his sons hand dug the mill race on their property between 1720 and 1723. After the mills were established, more settlers were attracted to the area and built houses and commercial buildings on High, Church, White, Mill, and Pine streets, including the Shinn Curtis Log House (1712). By 1800, over 250 dwellings had been built. Today no mills remain on the raceway, which still flows in its original course from the Rancocas just above the dam. The former mill land has been preserved as the Mill Dam Park. It marks the importance of mills to the early settlements. On December 17, 1776, Colonel Samuel Griffin of the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River with 600 men, mostly untrained men and boys, and with little equipment, and marched to Mount Holly, where he set up a few "3-pounder" artillery pieces on Iron Works Hill. Hessian commanders von Block and Carl von Donop, were told that there were 3,000 American troops at Mount Holly. By December 23, 1776, 2,000 Hessians were moved from Bordentown and positioned at The Mount in Mount Holly, where they engaged in a three day-long artillery exchange, known as the Battle of Iron Works Hill or Battle of Mount Holly, with the Americans on Iron Works Hill. The Americans slipped away that night. After George Washington crossed the Delaware River on December 25, 1776, the fact that thousands of Hessian troops had been drawn to Mount Holly aided in the Continental Army's success in the Battle of Trenton the next day, a surprising American victory that helped turn the Army's fading morale after the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Fort Washington just weeks before and the ignominious retreat through New Jersey.
In 1849, the Burlington and Mount Holly Railroad was established, connecting communities along the Delaware River to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the major city of the area. The railroad supported industrialization along its route. Twenty years later, the Camden and Mount Holly Railroad constructed a station near the intersection of Washington and King streets.
A trolley station was built in 1904 for the passengers making connections to Burlington City and Moorestown, New Jersey.
GOLF INFORMATION FOR MOUNT HOLLY, NEW JERSEY
Springfield Golf Center Golf Course (public) is located at 855 Jacksonville Rd in Mount Holly, NJ 08060. This is a 18 hole golf course.
Burlington Country Club Golf Course (private) is located at 170 Burrs Rd in Mount Holly, NJ 08060. This is a 18 hole golf course.
* Thomas Shinn Home, 1712
* Shinn Curtis Log House
* Burlington County Prison (operated 1819 to 1965)
* Old Courthouse Complex
* St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
* Friends Meeting House
* Brainerd School
* Relief Fire Company #1, oldest company in the U.S.
* Thomas Budd House and Stephen Girard House
* John Woolman Memorial
* Mount Holly Library
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