Burlington, New Jersey
|Burlington, New Jersey|
|— City —|
|City of Burlington|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Formed||October 24, 1693|
|Royal Charter||May 7, 1733|
|Incorporated||December 21, 1784|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey||James A. Fazzone (term ends December 31, 2015)|
|• Administrator||James Fazzone (acting)|
|• Total||3.782 sq mi (9.793 km2)|
|• Land||3.063 sq mi (7.932 km2)|
|• Water||0.719 sq mi (1.861 km2) 19.00%|
|Area rank||306th of 566 in state
28th of 40 in county
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||245th of 566 in state
15th of 40 in county
|• Density||3,239.1/sq mi (1,250.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||204th of 566 in state
10th of 40 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885174|
Burlington is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States and a suburb of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 9,920, reflecting an increase of 184 (+1.9%) from the 9,736 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 99 (-1.0%) from the 9,835 counted in the 1990 Census.
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.
The council of West Jersey Proprietors purchased roughly 30 miles (48 km) of riverfront land in 1676 from the Lenape Native Americans. Burlington was founded on part of that land by English settlers (primarily Quakers) in 1677, and served as the capital of the province until 1702, when West Jersey and East Jersey were combined into a singe Crown Colony.
The Quakers formally established their congregation in 1678. Initially, they met in private homes; between 1683 and 1687, Francis Collings constructed a hexagonal meeting house of brick. Over the next century, the membership grew substantially and a larger building was needed. The present meeting house on High Street was built in 1783 in front of the old meeting house and cemetery. The cemetery predated the first building. A tablet commemorates that the Lenape chief King Ockanickon, a loyal friend of the English settlers, was buried here in 1681. The oldest gravestone is inscribed "D.B. 1726." Many notable Quakers are buried here.
One of the oldest buildings in Burlington is known as the Revell House. Originally built in 1685 for George Hutchinson, it stood on East Pearl Street. The property was soon 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. In the early 20th century, the house was purchased by the Annis Stockton Chapter of the DAR to become their clubhouse. The Colonial Burlington Foundation acquired and restored it in the 1950s.
Many institutions established in the 18th century continue to function in the 21st century. After the Quakers, the second oldest religious congregation in Burlington were the Episcopalians. Their original church, Old St. Mary's, remains the oldest church in Burlington and New Jersey. The congregation was founded in 1702 by George Keith and John Talbot. Talbot became the first minister and laid the cornerstone for the church in 1702. He served as the church's rector until 1725. The congregation prospered, and the church became the see of the Anglican bishops of New Jersey. In 1846, under the leadership of Bishop and Rector George Washington Doane, construction was begun on New St. Mary's. This early Gothic Revival architecture church was designed by Richard Upjohn, who also designed Trinity Church at the foot of Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.
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. The Library's books were kept in members' homes for a few years—Thomas Rodman's at 446 South High Street and after 1767—Robert Smith's at 218 High Street. In 1789 the Library moved to its own building. The Library is currently in a stone building that was built on West Union Street in 1864. The Burlington Library is the oldest continuously operating library in New Jersey and the nation's seventh oldest.
The Endeavor Fire Company was organized in 1795 and was one of the four companies in the Burlington Fire Department when it was organized almost a century later. Endeavor was the first permanent fire fighting organization in Burlington and remains one of the oldest fire companies under its original name in the state. By 1882, the Company had relocated to their present building, which was erected in 1852 as a Market House.
Burlington has been the home of many notable people including John Lawrence, a politician and his son, Captain James Lawrence. The elder Lawrence served in the State Assembly, as Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey in 1769, and as a member of the Provincial Council from 1771 to 1775. Unfortunately, he was suspected of being loyal to the British during the Revolution, which ended his career. His son was born on October 1, 1781 and became a legend during the war of 1812 with the command "Don't Give Up the Ship." Lawyer and writer, James Fenimore Cooper, who wrote The Last of the Mohicans, was also from Burlington.
The building at 301 High Street houses the oldest continuously operating pharmacy in New Jersey. Originally a dwelling, the ground floor was converted to commercial use around 1845 by William Allinson, a druggist, local historian, and leading Quaker abolitionist. He used the building as a center of anti-slavery activity. John Greenleaf Whittier denounced slavery from the doorstep, and local tradition holds that fugitive slaves hid in tunnels under the building.
During the 19th century, Burlington City was known for the quality and quantity of its manufacturing. The shoe industry rivaled shipbuilding and canning in prominence. The 1850 United States Census indicates that the largest number of men were employed in the shoe industry, followed closely by carpentry and bricklaying. J. Frank Budd got his start in the shoe business at a Burlington shoe company just after the Civil War. In 1887, J.F. Budd broke ground for a children's "shoeworks" at the corner of Penn and Dilwyn Streets. The company employed approximately 325 people and operated six days a week for ten hours a day. The J.F. Budd Baby Shoe Company billed itself as the "largest baby shoe plant in the world."
The commercial activity provided revenues for the City's cultural activity. In 1839, a Lyceum was erected as a venue for lectures, concerts, and public meetings. It served in that capacity until 1851, when it was turned over to the city to become City Hall. The municipal offices' move was concurrent with the adoption of a new City charter. The Oneida Boat Club was organized in 1873 by a group of 10 members. Over the next few years, the club grew rapidly and in 1876, they dedicated their newly built clubhouse on the banks of the Delaware River at York Street. The Oneida is the oldest continuously operating boat club on the Delaware River.
During this century, the City of Burlington grew in a grid pattern from the main crossroads of High and Broad Streets. Blocks of attached rowhouses built in the latest architectural style characterize the City as a 19th-century town.
Burlington's waterfront park was developed as a result of urban renewal and flood control projects in the late 1960s and 1970s. The shoreline improvements—revetments, walkways, etc. -- span the city's Delaware riverfront from the Burlington-Bristol Bridge to Assiscunk Creek. The remains of former waterfront industries, ferry terminals and docks were demolished. Development of an open, grassy park with a tree-lined waterfront esplanade has reconnected the city to its riverfront for recreation. This ensures that business properties are not at risk during floods and reduces damages.
The Oneida Clubhouse narrowly escaped demolition during the urban renewal campaign. It was saved and renovated. As the new esplanade was built on fill that added land between the building and river's edge, it created a landlocked Clubhouse for the boatclub.
Burlington Coat Factory was founded in 1924 as a wholesaler of ladies' coats and outerwear. The modern company was formed in 1972 when Monroe Milstein purchased a warehouse in the outskirts of the city of Burlington, and started selling coats and outerwear. The company gradually added other apparel, including suits, shoes, and accessories, and has branched out to include baby items and linens, all at discount prices. The original Burlington Coat Factory relocated to a new store in the fall of 2008.
Burlington city is located at United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 3.782 square miles (9.793 km2), of which, 3.063 square miles (7.932 km2) of it is land and 0.719 square miles (1.861 km2) of it (19.00%) is water.(40.078366,-74.85251). According to the
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As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,920 people, 3,858 households, and 2,438 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,239.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,250.6 /km2). There were 4,223 housing units at an average density of 1,378.9 per square mile (532.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 58.92% (5,845) White, 32.98% (3,272) Black or African American, 0.18% (18) Native American, 2.03% (201) Asian, 0.04% (4) Pacific Islander, 2.29% (227) from other races, and 3.56% (353) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.50% (645) of the population.
There were 3,858 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.6% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.9 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $48,317 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,334) and the median family income was $62,049 (+/- $6,446). Males had a median income of $43,146 (+/- $7,469) versus $40,929 (+/- $3,562) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,612 (+/- $1,541). About 10.6% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 9,736 people, 3,898 households, and 2,522 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,245.1 people per square mile (1,253.0/km2). There were 4,181 housing units at an average density of 1,393.6 per square mile (538.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 68.18% White, 26.62% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.41% of the population.
There were 3,898 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.6% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,115, and the median income for a family was $47,969. Males had a median income of $38,012 versus $28,022 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,208. About 5.4% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Burlington is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government. The Mayor serves a four-year term of office. The Common Council consists of seven members, each serving four-year terms of office: three at-large Councilpersons representing the entire City and one representing each of the four voting wards, with the at-large and mayoral seats up for election as a group and the ward seats up for vote two years later.
As of 2012[update], the Mayor of Burlington City is Dr. James Fazzone, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015. Members of the City Council are Council President Ila Marie Lollar (Ward 4, 2013), Vice President David Babula (At-Large, 2015), Barry Conaway (Ward 1, 2013), Doug Ghaul (At-Large, 2015), Helen F. Hatala (Ward 3), Jeanette Mercuri (Ward 2, 2013) and, Suzanne Woodard (At-Large, 2015).
Federal, state and county representation
Burlington City is located in the 3rd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 7th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Burlington 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 Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen). Following the death of Frank Lautenberg on June 3, 2013, Governor Chris Christie named New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa (R, Branchburg) to fill the vacant seat on an interim basis from June 10 until an October special election is held to fill the balance of Lautenberg's term.
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).
The City of Burlington Public School District serves students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 Abbott districts statewide, which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.
The schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Elias Boudinot Elementary School (K - 2; 91 students), Captain James Lawrence Elementary School (K - 2; 191), Samuel Smith Elementary School (PreK - 2; 340), Wilbur Watts Intermediate School (3 - 6; 456) and Burlington City High School (7 - 12; 812 students). Burlington City High School serves as a receiving school for students in grade nine through twelve from Edgewater Park Township, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Edgewater Park School District.
St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy, a co-educational, Episcopal college-preparatory school, was founded as St. Mary's Hall, a boarding school for girls, by George Washington Doane in 1837. The name was shortened to Doane Academy in March 2008. All Saints Catholic Grade School (Pre-K though 8th grade) closed in June 2006 with several other Catholic schools in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton due to low enrollment, after 75 years of operation, based on the results of recommendations issues in 2005 that recommended the closure to help improve diocese finances.
The Burlington-Bristol Bridge crosses the Delaware River connecting Burlington to Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. Construction of the bridge started on April 1, 1930, and the bridge opened to traffic on May 1, 1931. The bridge carries NJ 413 and Pennsylvania Route 413.
Points of interest
- St. Mary's Episcopal Church - the congregation's original church was constructed in 1703 and a new church building was added in 1854. The church's new building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
- Burlington Island, an island in the Delaware River between Burlington and Bristol, Pennsylvania. Plans were announced in 2012 to create an historic amusement park on the site.
- James Lawrence House - located at 459 High Street and constructed in 1742, it was the home of the hero of the War of 1812, whose dying command has been paraphrased as "Don't give up the ship!".
- Elias Boudinot House
- Waterfront Park and Oneida Boat Clubhouse
- Library Company of Burlington
- Revell House
- James Fenimore Cooper House
- Old City Hall
- Quaker Meeting House
- Doane Academy
Notable current and former residents of Burlington include:
- Joseph Bloomfield (1753–1823), Captain in Revolutionary War, New Jersey Attorney General, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Vice-Admiralty Court, president of the first Society for the Abolition of Slavery, Mayor from 1795 to 1800, Governor of New Jersey (1801–1802 and 1803–1812), a Brigadier General in the War of 1812 and U.S. Representative from 1817 to 1821.
- Elias Boudinot (1740–1821), President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783.
- William Bradford (1755–1795), fought in the American Revolution and became attorney general and justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
- D'Lo Brown (born 1970), WWE Wrestler.
- Isaac Collins (1746–1817), King's Printer. Printed colonial currency, almanacs and a quarto Bible far more error-free than most of its contemporary editions.
- James Fenimore Cooper, novelist.
- Franklin D'Olier (1877–1953), first national commander of the American Legion.
- George Washington Doane (1799–1859) established St. Mary's Hall and Burlington College.
- William Franklin (1731–1813), estranged son of Benjamin Franklin and last colonial governor of New Jersey.
- Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), Union Army general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877).
- William Griffith (1766–1826), judge who served on the United States circuit court and was Mayor from 1824-1826.
- Edward Burd Grubb, Sr. (1810–67), ironmaster
- Edward Burd Grubb, Jr. (1841–1913), Civil War General and later US Ambassador to Spain.
- Ann Wood Henry (1734–99), wife of William Henry, a gunsmith, inventor, and patriot in the American Revolution.
- Miner Knowlton (1804–70), graduated from West Point in 1829, He served with the French Army as aid to Marshall Beaugand in Algeria in 1845 and with the U.S. Army in the Mexican War, an instructor of mathematics, French, artillery and cavalry tactics at West Point for 14 years, instructing many of the noted Civil War generals, including U.S. Grant.
- James Lawrence (1781–1813), War of 1812 naval officer.
- Bill Loguidice (born 1972), writer and producer.
- George Middleton (1800–1888), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1863 to 1865.
- John H. Pugh (1827–1905), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1877-1879.
- William Rockhill (1793–1865), represented Indiana's 10th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1847-1849.
- John Skene (d. 1690), Deputy Governor of West Jersey who was the first Freemason in North America.
- Rod Streater (born 1988), NFL wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders.
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- Underground Railroad Tour, City of Burlington Historic District. Accessed June 14, 2012. "301 High Street: This is New Jersey’s oldest pharmacy in continuous operation. Burlington Pharmacy was built in 1731, the numerals spelled out in bricks on the gable end facing Union Street. In 1841 commenced pharmacy operations. It was owned, then, by Quaker William J. Allinson, an active abolitionist who used it as a forum for anti-slavery rallies."
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- Joseph B. Donnelly, Burlington County. Accessed January 5, 2013.
- 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."
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- Burlington City High School 2010 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 5, 2011. "Twenty-three percent of students in grades nine through twelve are students from the neighboring Edgewater Park community. Burlington City High School has served as the receiving district for the Edgewater Park School District, which has educated students from kindergarten through eighth grade, for many years."
- Historic Timeline, Doane Academy. Accessed July 1, 2011. "For decades, Saint Mary's Hall-Doane Academy had labored under the awkwardness of the hyphenated dual name. Longstanding confusion about the school's identity made it increasingly difficult to recruit new students to continue Bishop Doane's mission. In 2008, the Board of Trustees voted to simplify the school's name and honor its founder by changing the school's legal name to 'Doane Academy'."
- Burney, Melanie. "Report recommends closing of 3 Burlco Catholic schools The Diocese of Trenton, which has had falling enrollment and revenues, was also advised to merge a fourth elementary into a regional school.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 19, 2005. Accessed July 1, 2011. "In a sweeping report presented Thursday night, a special task force also recommended moves to boost enrollment, improve schools and shore up their finances. Four elementary schools operating under capacity - All Saints in Burlington, Corpus Christi in Willingboro, St. Peter in Riverside and Holy Assumption in Roebling - should be replaced with a regional school, the report said."
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- Burlington City web site
- Burlington Tourist Bureau
- The City of Burlington Public School District
- City of Burlington Public School District's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the City of Burlington Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- Historic Burlington City
- Burlington County Historical Society