Burlington NJ Residential Real Estate
Burlington New Jersey Residential Real Estate Properties in Burlington County New Jersey in Southern New Jersey
Burlington is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, and a suburb of Philadelphia. Burlington was first incorporated on October 24, 1693, and was reincorporated by Royal Charter on May 7, 1733. After American independence, the city was incorporated by the State of New Jersey on December 21, 1784. On March 14, 1851, the city was reincorporated and enlarged. Burlington was originally the county seat of Burlington County but in 1796, as the population had been increasing to the east away from the Delaware River, the county seat was moved to Mount Holly Township, a more central location.
Burlington takes its name (including the county name) from the English east-coast town of Bridlington, of which Burlington was a district. It is now amalgamated into the larger Bridlington town. The Quakers formally established their congregation in 1678. One of the oldest buildings in Burlington is known as the Revell House, purchased by Thomas Revell, one of the original European settlers. Local tradition associates this house with the young Benjamin Franklin, who received gingerbread while traveling from Boston to Philadelphia. The Library Company of Burlington was organized in 1757 as a "free" library open to the public as well as members. There were 60 members of the original Library Company each paying ten shillings per year to support the institution. The Library received a Charter from King George II of Great Britain in 1758.
* Friends Meeting House
* James Fenemore Cooper House
* Thomas Revell House
* County Library, Westampten
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