Bordentown, New Jersey
|Bordentown, New Jersey|
|— City —|
|City of Bordentown|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||April 3, 1867|
|• Type||Walsh Act|
|• Mayor||James E. Lynch, Jr. (term ends May 14, 2013)|
|• Clerk||Patricia D. Ryan|
|• Total||0.968 sq mi (2.507 km2)|
|• Land||0.929 sq mi (2.407 km2)|
|• Water||0.039 sq mi (0.100 km2) 3.99%|
|Area rank||503rd of 566 in state
36th of 40 in county
|Elevation||49 ft (15 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||415th of 566 in state
31st of 40 in county
|• Density||4,222.3/sq mi (1,630.2/km2)|
|• Density rank||142nd of 566 in state
4th of 40 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885165|
Bordentown is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 3,924. The population declined by 45 (-1.1%) from the 3,969 counted in the 2000 U.S. Census, which had in turn declined by 372 (-8.6%) from the 4,341 counted in the 1990 Census.
Bordentown is located at the confluence of the Delaware River, Blacks Creek and Crosswicks Creek. The latter is the border between Burlington and Mercer Counties. Bordentown is 5.8 miles (9.3 km) SE from Trenton and 25.3 miles (40.7 km) NE of Philadelphia.
Bordentown was originally incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 9, 1825, from portions within Chesterfield Township. It was reincorporated as a city on April 3, 1867, and separated from Chesterfield Township c. 1877.
Thomas Farnsworth, an English Quaker, was credited with being the first European settler in the Bordentown area in 1682, when he moved his family up river from Burlington. He made a new home on the windswept bluff overlooking the broad bend in the Delaware River. The Farnsworth's cabin was situated near the northwest corner of Park Street and Prince Street, perhaps where an 1883 frame house now stands. "Farnsworth Landing" soon became the center of trade for the region. Farnsworth is also the namesake of one of Bordentown's main street, Farnsworth Avenue.
Joseph Borden, for whom the town is named, arrived in 1717, and by May 1740 founded a transportation system to carry people and freight between New York City and Philadelphia. This exploited Bordentown's natural location as the point on the Delaware River that provided the shortest overland route to Perth Amboy, from which cargo and people could be ferried to New York City.
By 1776, Bordentown was full of patriots. Patience Lovell Wright, America's first female sculptor, was creating wax busts in King George's court in England. Later, however, Bordentown became a rabble-rousing hotbed. In addition to Joseph Borden's son (also named Joseph Borden), who became a colonel during the war, patriots Francis Hopkinson (a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence), Colonel Kirkbride, Colonel Oakey Hoagland and Thomas Paine resided in the area. Due to their well-published activity in Bordentown, the British retaliated. Hessians occupied the town in 1776, and the British pillaged and razed the town during May and June 1778.
Other famous residents included Clara Barton who in 1852 started the first free public school in New Jersey. A recreation of her schoolhouse stands at the corner of Crosswicks and Burlington streets. Barton later founded the American Red Cross.
Joseph Bonaparte 
Several years after the banishing of his family from France in 1816, arriving under vigilant disguise as the Count de Survilliers, Joseph Bonaparte, former King of Naples and Spain and brother to Napoleon I of France, established his residence in Bordentown. He lived there for 17 years, entertaining guests of great fame such as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and the future 6th U.S. President, John Quincy Adams. The residents of Bordentown nicknamed the Count, "The Good Mr. Bonaparte" (Good to distinguish him from his younger brother). He built a lake near the mouth of Crosswicks Creek that was about 200 yards wide and half a mile long. On the bluff above it he built a new home, "Point Breeze". The current Divine Word Mission occupies its former site along Park Street.
Today only vestiges of the Bonaparte estate remain. Much of it is actually the remains of a building remodeled in English Georgian Revival style in 1924 for Harris Hammon, who purchased the estate at Point Breeze as built in 1850 by Henry Becket, a British consul in Philadelphia. In addition to the rubble of this mansion and some hedges of its elaborate gardens, only the original tunnel to the river (broken through in several places) and the house of Bonaparte's secretary remain. Many descendants of Joachim Murat, King of Naples, also were born or lived in Bordentown, having followed their uncle Joseph there. After the Bonaparte dynasty was restored by Napoleon III, they moved back to France and were recognized as princes.
In August 1831, master mechanic Isaac Dripps of Bordentown re-assembled (without blueprints or instructions) the locomotive John Bull (originally called "The Stevens") in just 10 days. It was built by Robert Stephenson and Company, in England, and was imported into Philadelphia by the Camden and Amboy Railroad. The next year it started limited service, and the year after that regular service, to become one of the first successful locomotives in the United States. The John Bull is preserved at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
In 1866, Susan Waters moved into what is now one of the larger properties on Mary Street. This was a base from which she taught and produced over 50 of her works, many of which are painting of animals in natural settings and pastoral scenes. She was also an early photographer. In 1876 she was asked to exhibit several of her works at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.
In 1881, Rev. William Bowen purchased the old Spring Villa Female Seminary building (built on land purchased from the Bonapartes in 1837) and reopened it as the Bordentown Military Institute. In 1886, African-American Rev. Walter A. Rice established a private school for African-American children, the Bordentown Manual and Training School, in a two-story house at 60 West Street, which later moved to Walnut Street on the banks of the Delaware, and became a public school in 1894 under Jim Crow laws. The school, which was known as the Bordentown School, came to have a 400-acre (1.6 km2), 30-building campus with two farms, a vocational/ technical orientation, and a college preparatory program.
In 1909, the religious order Poor Clares established a convent in the former Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy on Crosswicks Street. The building still stands and is used as an assisted living home for non-ambulatory elderly, called The Clare Estate. The Order of Poor Clares moved to a new facility outside Bordentown City.
The town has become a destination for weekend dining as well as for the casual perusal of its book stores, historical sites and art galleries. The active downtown business association sponsors an annual Iris Festival & Art Show in early May, an annual Street Fair in mid- to late May, and an annual Cranberry Festival in early October. The Bordentown Historical Society sponsors other events, such as the Holiday House Tour and Peach Social.
Bordentown city is located at United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 0.968 square miles (2.507 km2), of which, 0.929 square miles (2.407 km2) of it is land and 0.039 square miles (0.100 km2) of it (3.99%) is water.(40.149824,-74.707642). According to the
The City of Bordentown is surrounded on three sides by Bordentown Township and on the western side by the juncture of the Delaware River and Crosswicks Creek, the border for Hamilton. It is bounded on the east by U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206, on the south by Black's Creek and Interstate 295, and on the north by the Mile Hollow Run. Across the Delaware River is Falls Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
1930-1990 2000 2010
Census 2010 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,924 people, 1,859 households, and 922.1 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,222.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,630.2 /km2). There were 2,014 housing units at an average density of 2,167.1 per square mile (836.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.51% (3,277) White, 10.12% (397) Black or African American, 0.20% (8) Native American, 2.73% (107) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.17% (46) from other races, and 2.24% (88) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.81% (228) of the population.
There were 1,859 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.4% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.4% were non-families. 41.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the city the population was spread out with 18.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.3 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $66,557 (with a margin of error of +/- $9,567) and the median family income was $90,165 (+/- $11,644). Males had a median income of $52,652 (+/- $10,201) versus $48,906 (+/- $9,108) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $36,814 (+/- $3,714). About 1.7% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.
Census 2000 
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,969 people, 1,757 households, and 989 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,303.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,665.7/km2). There were 1,884 housing units at an average density of 2,042.8 per square mile (790.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.25% White, 13.08% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.91% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 2.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.82% of the population.
There were 1,757 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $47,279, and the median income for a family was $59,872. Males had a median income of $39,909 versus $31,780 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,882. About 4.0% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
Bordentown has been governed under the Walsh Act since 1913, with a government consisting of three commissioners, one of whom is selected to serve as Mayor. Members are elected to four-year concurrent terms in office in non-partisan elections.
As of 2012[update], Bordentown's commissioners are Mayor James E. Lynch, Jr. (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), Deputy Mayor Heather Cheesman (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance) and Zigmont Targonski (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property).
Environmental Commission 
The Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC) is a volunteer group of Bordentown City residents. The Commission is an official body, and its chair answers to the Mayor. The BCEC advises local officials and the Planning Board regarding environmental issues and is a watchdog for environmental problems and opportunities. It is designed to inform elected officials and the public, serve on committees, research issues, develop educational programs and advocate for sound environmental policies. Local issues include preservation of open space, promoting walking and bicycling trails and the River Line, protection of wetlands and water quality, recycling and energy conservation, and environmental education.
The BCEC's most current efforts have focuses upon a bicycle and pedestrian circulation study, the City's open space plan, and the development of a set of local greenways (Thorntown and Black Creek).
Federal, state and county representation 
Bordentown City is located in the 3rd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 7th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Bordentown City had been in the 30th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Bordentown City had been part of the 4th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.
New Jersey's Third Congressional District is represented by Jon Runyan (R, Mount Laurel Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 7th district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Diane Allen (R, Edgewater Park Township) and in the General Assembly by Herb Conaway (D, Delanco Township) and Troy Singleton (D, Palmyra). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Burlington County is governed by a Board of chosen freeholders, whose five members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year. The board choose a director and deputy director from among its seven members at an annual reorganization meeting held in January. As of 2013[update], Burlington County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Joseph B. Donnelly (R; Cinnaminson Township, 2013),, Deputy Director Leah Arter (R; Moorestown Township, 2014),, Aimee Belgard (D; Edgewater Park Township, 2015), Joseph Howarth (R; Evesham Township, 2014) and Joanne Schwartz (D; Southampton Township, 2015).
Public school students in grades K through 12 attend the schools of the Bordentown Regional School District, which serves students from Bordentown City, Bordentown Township and Fieldsboro Borough. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Clara Barton Elementary School (253 students; grades K-3), Peter Muschal Elementary School (589; K-3), MacFarland Intermediate School (352; 4-5), Bordentown Regional Middle School (541; 6-8) and Bordentown Regional High School (746; 9-12).
The New Hanover Township School District, consisting of New Hanover Township and Wrightstown Borough, sends students to the district on a tuition basis for grades 9 - 12 as part of a sending/receiving relationship. As of 2011, the New Hanover district was considering expansion of its relationship under which it would also send students to Bordentown for middle school.
The Bordentown Military Institute was located here from 1881 to 1972. The Society of the Divine Word fathers operated a minor seminary in Bordentown from 1947 to 1983. One of its more famous alumni Douglas Palmer was the four-term mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, leaving office in 2009.
The River Line offers service to Camden and Trenton Rail Station, with a station in Bordentown at Park Street. New Jersey Transit has bus 409 run through Bordentown. providing service to Philadelphia.
U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206 run through very briefly and intersect at County Route 528 in the city. The New Jersey Turnpike is outside in neighboring Bordentown Township with access at Interchange 7. Interstate 295 (which may not pass through) has two interchanges that take travelers into Bordentown: Exit 57 and Exit 56.
Downtown Bordentown has many book and antique stores lining its streets, with Italian and American restaurants. The restaurants are primarily Italian, but there are also restaurants and diners that specialize in American food, Chinese food, and more recently Japanese and Latin-American food.
Bordentown City's one square mile is home to at least 10 houses of worship, including: American Presbyterian Church, B’nai Abraham Synagogue, Christ Episcopal Church, Ebenezer Full Gospel Community Church, First Baptist Church of Bordentown, First Presbyterian Church, Mount Zion AME Church, Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Union Baptist Church.
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of Bordentown include:
- Ricardo Almeida (born 1976), a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappler.
- Al Aronowitz (1928–2005), rock journalist who claimed that Bob Dylan wrote his famous "Mr. Tambourine Man" in Aronowitz's former Berkeley Heights home.
- Clara Barton (1821–1912), in 1852 started the first free public school in New Jersey and later founded the American Red Cross.
- Joseph Bonaparte (1768–1844), King of Naples and Sicily, King of Spain and the Indies and brother to Napoleon I of France.
- Denise Borino-Quinn (1964–2010), Ginny Sacramoni, the overweight wife of New York mob boss Johnny Sack in The Sopranos.
- Samuel C. Forker (1821–1900), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1871-1873.
- Richard Watson Gilder (1844–1909), poet, author and editor of The Century Magazine.
- Francis Hopkinson (1737–91), author who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
- Thomas Paine (1737–1809), American and French Revolution inspiration and author of many works, including "Common Sense" and "The Rights of Man".
- Chris Prynoski (born 1971), animator.
- Charles Stewart (1778–1869), United States Navy admiral, resided in Bordentown at the time of his death in 1869.
- Susan Waters (1823–1900), painter, photographer, active in the suffrage movement and in animal rights causes.
- Patience Wright (1725–86), America's first native-born sculptor.
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- Leah Arter, Burlington County. Accessed January 5, 2013.
- Hefler, Jan; and Vargas, Claudia. "Democrats win two seats on Burlco freeholder board", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 8, 2012. Accessed January 5, 2013. "On Tuesday, Democrats Aimee Belgard and Joanne Schwartz bested GOP incumbents Bruce Garganio and Mary Ann O'Brien in a hotly contested race that included a series of negative ads.... Belgard, an Edgewater Park committeewoman and lawyer, ran unsuccessfully for freeholder in 2010, while Schwartz, a retired nursing home administrator from Southampton, was a newcomer to politics."
- Joseph Howarth, Burlington County. Accessed January 5, 2013.
- Bordentown Regional School District 2010 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 9, 2011. "The Bordentown Regional School District serves the communities of Fieldsboro, Bordentown City and Bordentown Township, and our programs provide each student with an opportunity to excel in scholastic attainment, social and civic contributions, and interscholastic and extra-curricular pursuits."
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- Zimmaro, Mark. "New Hanover School to decide on middle school proposal", Burlington County Times, March 11, 2011. Accessed April 9, 2011. "NEW HANOVER — The township’s school district will decide on Wednesday whether to enter an agreement with the Bordentown Regional School District for a send-receive agreement for middle school children. The district which serves New Hanover and Wrightstown, already sends its high school students to Bordentown Regional High School and district officials are trying to determine whether sending sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to Bordentown Regional Middle School would be a feasible idea."
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- Feitl, Steve. "Bordentown's Ricardo Almeida faces new challenge in UFC", Asbury Park Press, March 25, 2010. Accessed June 6, 2011.
- Sisario, Ben. "Al Aronowitz, 77, a Pioneer Of Rock 'n' Roll Journalism", The New York Times, August 4, 2005. Accessed February 27, 2011.
- Staff. "Clara Barton started first free public school in N.J.", Courier-Post, January 11, 2000. Accessed June 6, 2011. "Clara Barton, most famous for founding the American Red Cross, also was noted for her significant contributions to education when she lived in Bordentown..."
- Staff. "A BONAPARTE IN JERSEY; Ex-King Joseph Passed His Years of Exile in Bordentown. VERY POPULAR WITH THE TOWN FOLK His Fourth of July Celebrations and Skating Carnivals Are Still Remembered -- Many Distinguished Visitors.", The New York Times, June 30, 1895. Accessed June 6, 2011. "BORDENTOWN, N.J., June 29. -- This place enjoys the distinction of having had a King as a taxpayer -- Joseph Bonaparte, once King of Spain and Sicily, who had become an exile."
- Staff. "Sopranos actress Denise Borino-Quinn dies at 46", Daily Mail, November 1, 2010. Accessed June 6, 2011. "A Roseland, New Jersey, native who lived in Bordentown, Borino-Quinn had no acting experience when she was hired for the show in 2000."
- Samuel Carr Forker, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 15, 2007.
- Staff. "RICHARD W. GILDER TO BE BURIED TO-DAY; Telegrams of Sympathy from All Parts of the Country Received by Editor's Family. TO LIE IN BORDENTOWN Special Car Will Carry the Body and Members of the Poet's Family to the Town of His Birth.", The New York Times, November 20, 1909. Accessed June 6, 2011. "Immediately after the services, which will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Percy Stickney Grant, the body will be taken to Bordentown, N.J., where Mr. Gilder was born, for burial."
- Ferretti, Fred. "ABOUT NEW JERSEY It's Bordentown vs. the State Bureaucracy", The New York Times, February 18, 1979. Accessed June 6, 2011. "THE state, it appears, is still out to get Bordentown. But little does it realize that the place where Thomas Paine was during much of the Revolutionary War; where Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived; where Clara Barton began her first public school; where the first steam locomotive was tested and where Napoleon's brother lived will not be had that easily."
- Furman, T.J. "Bordentown native creates MTV cartoon: Cable network's newest show to premiere Tuesday", Princeton Packet, July 31, 1999. Retrieved December 11, 2007.
- DeMasters, Karen. "ON THE MAP; Remembering a Boarding School for Black Students", The New York Times, October 1, 2000. Accessed November 4, 2007. "He founded the school in 1886 in his living room in New Brunswick and then moved it to Bordentown on the property of the family of Admiral Charles Stewart, the captain of the U.S.S. Constitution from 1813 to 1815."
- Bohlin, Virginia. "Their talents demanded a canvas", The Boston Globe, February 28, 2010. Accessed June 6, 2011. "Finally in 1866 after years of temporary residences the Waterses settled in Bordentown N.J. where she opened a studio and began painting landscapes."
- Staff. "She Modeled Portraits In Wax", The Christian Science Monitor, November 15, 1945. Accessed June 6, 2011. "ONE OF the most eccentric and interesting characters in early American art was Patience Lovell, born in 1725 at Bordentown, New Jersey. She acquired a wide reputation for clever portraits modeled in wax. Several examples of her work in this perishable medium have survived. She married in 1748 Joseph Wright, and it is as Patience Wright that she is generally known."
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