Crosswicks, New Jersey

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Crosswicks, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Crosswicks, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Crosswicks, New Jersey
Crosswicks, New Jersey
Location of Crosswicks in Burlington County (Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey)
Crosswicks, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Crosswicks, New Jersey
Crosswicks, New Jersey
Location within the state of New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°09′12″N 74°38′52″W / 40.15333°N 74.64778°W / 40.15333; -74.64778Coordinates: 40°09′12″N 74°38′52″W / 40.15333°N 74.64778°W / 40.15333; -74.64778
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Burlington
Township Chesterfield
Elevation[1] 82 ft (25 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 609
GNIS feature ID 875749[1]

Crosswicks is an unincorporated community located within Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08515.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08515 was 290.

Chesterfield Township comprises 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 "villages".[3]

Crosswicks is home to a Friends Meeting House, as well as a historic library which used to house the Crosswicks Fire Department. The fire department's current home is in the former schoolhouse on New Street, which it has occupied since 1968 (the building was completed in 1909). The current "engine bay" (where the trucks are kept) was built in 1914, although the original 1909 cornerstone lies in the new section (it was moved).

A village festival is held in Crosswicks every September. Generally the festival includes vendors, folk musicians, historical walks, an old-time baseball game and the traditional firehouse spaghetti dinner, held at the firehouse at the close of the day's events.

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  1. ^ a b "Crosswicks". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed March 15, 2015.
  3. ^ History of Chesterfield Township, Chesterfield Township. Accessed March 6, 2007.[dead link]

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