Mount Holly Township, New Jersey
|Mount Holly Township, New Jersey|
|— Township —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Formed||November 6, 1688 as Northampton|
|Incorporated||February 21, 1798|
|Renamed||November 6, 1931 as Mount Holly|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Council-Manager)|
|• Mayor||Richard Dow (term ends June 30, 2014)|
|• Township Manager||Steve Martin|
|• Clerk||Charlotte Klauder|
|• Total||2.852 sq mi (7.389 km2)|
|• Land||2.806 sq mi (7.269 km2)|
|• Water||0.046 sq mi (0.120 km2) 1.63%|
|Area rank||348th of 566 in state
31st of 40 in county
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||251st of 566 in state
16th of 40 in county
|• Density||3,397.9/sq mi (1,311.9/km2)|
|• Density rank||191st of 566 in state
9th of 40 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0882104|
Mount Holly Township is a township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. It is the county seat of Burlington County as well as an eastern suburb of Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 9,536, reflecting a decline of 1,192 (-11.1%) from the 10,728 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 89 (+0.8%) from the 10,639 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the county seat of Burlington County. Mount Holly is also home to the National Weather Service's Weather Forecast Office for Philadelphia / Mount Holly.
What is now Mount Holly was originally formed as Northampton on November 6, 1688. Northampton was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Little Egg Harbor Township (February 13, 1740, now part of Ocean County), Washington Township (November 19, 1802), Pemberton borough (December 15, 1826), Coaxen Township (March 10, 1845, now known as Southampton Township), Pemberton Township (March 10, 1846), Westampton Township (March 6, 1850) and Lumberton Township (March 14, 1860). The township was renamed Mount Holly as of November 6, 1931, based on the results of a referendum held three days earlier.
Mount Holly Township is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 2.852 square miles (7.389 km2), of which, 2.806 square miles (7.269 km2) of it is land and 0.046 square miles (0.120 km2) of it (1.63%) is water.(39.995351,-74.786452). According to the
|Population sources: 1800-2000
1840 1850-1870 1850
1900-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,536 people, 3,456 households, and 2,264 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,397.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,311.9 /km2). There were 3,861 housing units at an average density of 1,375.8 per square mile (531.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 65.57% (6,253) White, 23.10% (2,203) Black or African American, 0.37% (35) Native American, 1.47% (140) Asian, 0.07% (7) Pacific Islander, 4.29% (409) from other races, and 5.13% (489) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.69% (1,210) of the population.
There were 3,456 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the township the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.3 years. For every 100 females there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.1 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $53,841 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,427) and the median family income was $68,500 (+/- $4,684). Males had a median income of $51,945 (+/- $5,141) versus $37,079 (+/- $5,759) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,551 (+/- $1,785). About 7.1% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 10,728 people, 3,903 households, and 2,583 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,750.8 people per square mile (1,448.3/km²). There were 4,248 housing units at an average density of 1,485.2 per square mile (573.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 68.68% White, 21.57% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 4.77% from other races, and 3.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.78% of the population.
There were 3,903 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the township the age distribution of the population shows 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $43,284, and the median income for a family was $52,000. Males had a median income of $38,186 versus $27,425 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,672. About 6.8% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.
Mount Holly Township operates under the Faulkner Act (Council-Manager) form of municipal government. Members of the township council are elected to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis. At a reorganization meeting after each election, the council selects a mayor and a deputy mayor from among its members.
On July 12, 2011, Kimberly Kersey, a member of the Township Council, resigned opening a vacancy which would be filled during the November 8, 2011, General Election. In the November 2011 general election, Richard DiFolco was selected to fill the vacancy left following the resignation of Kimberley Kerrsey and was sworn into office later that month.
On May 11, 2010, voters of the Township elected Richard Dow, III and Dywnne Belton to Township Council, replacing incumbents Jules Thiessen and Brooke Tidswell, III, who served on the Council for 16 and 12 years, respectively. Dow received 557 votes, Belton 475, Christopher Sorhaindo, Dow's running mate, 470, Theissen, 377, and Tidswell, 353 votes.
On November 8, 2011, voters of the Township elected Rich DiFolco to Township Council, who will serve the remainder of Kimberly Kersey's seat. Voters also approved the public question moving the May municipal election to November moving forward.
On November 6, 2012, voters of the Township elected Lew Brown, Rich DiFolco and Jason Jones to 4-year terms on Town Council by a large margin, their terms will begin January 1, 2013.
Federal, state and county representation
Mount Holly Township is located in the 3rd Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 8th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Mount Holly Township had been in the 7th state legislative district.
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 8th district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Dawn Marie Addiego (R, Evesham Township) and in the General Assembly by Christopher J. Brown (R, Evesham Township) and Scott Rudder (R, Medford). 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).
For Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, students attend the Mount Holly Township Public Schools. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are John Brainerd School (388 students in grades PreK-2), Gertrude C. Folwell School (181 students in grades 3-5) and F. W. Holbein Middle School (188 students in grades 6-8).
For grades 9 - 12, public school students attend the Rancocas Valley Regional High School, a comprehensive regional public high school serving students in grades 9 through 12 from five communities encompassing approximately 40 square miles (100 km2) and including the communities of Eastampton Township, Hainesport Township, Lumberton Township, Mount Holly Township and Westampton Township. The school is located in Mount Holly and is part of the Rancocas Valley Regional High School District.
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.
Revolutionary War era
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.
The 1793 state legislature approved the relocation of the Burlington County seat from Burlington City to Mount Holly.[page needed] Several important municipal buildings were constructed, including the courthouse in 1796 and the county prison built circa 1819. The Burlington County Prison was designed by Robert Mills, a nationally known architect who designed the Washington Monument. The town has numerous 18th and 19th-century buildings, most of which are included in the Mount Holly Historic District; it is listed in the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places. Commercial buildings were constructed primarily along High Street.
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. New municipal buildings were constructed during the 20th century, including the Town Hall on Washington Street (1930) and the U.S. Post Office (1935) located across the street (1935), both federally funded and constructed as Works Progress Administration projects under President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression.
In the late 1950s, Mount Holly began to have economic difficulties due to industrial restructuring and the loss of working-class jobs. In the post-World War II period, numerous blue collar, family wage jobs disappeared as the community's traditional employers, the mills and dye factories, were shut down. Initially the effect of the job losses was lessened by increased employment at the nearby military bases, Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base, especially during the period of the Vietnam War. In 1970, the residential vacancy rate in Mount Holly was 4.3%.
By 1980, however, the vacancy rate had climbed to 8.7% as a result of the nearby military installations' downsizing after the end of the Vietnam War. During this same period, 1970–1980, shopping malls proliferated in the suburban Philadelphia area, and retail business in Mount Holly suffered. Mount Holly received Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) status in 1995; it has provided tax incentives and other assistance programs to local businesses, including lowering the sales tax rate to 3½, half of the prevailing rate charges statewide. This has helped to revive the local small business base.
Points of interest
- Mount Holly Cemetery
- Shinn Curtis Log House, constructed out of hand-hewn logs, the house was built in 1712; the original log house was uncovered in 1967. A larger house that had been built around it was demolished, revealing the early house beneath, which has been restored.
- Burlington County Prison (operated 1819 to 1965)
- Old Courthouse Complex
- St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
- Friends Meeting House
- Brainerd School
- Relief Fire Company No. 1, home of the oldest continuously operating volunteer fire company in the United States.
- Thomas Budd House
- Stephen Girard House
- The John Woolman Memorial
Notable current and former residents of Mount Holly Township include:
- James William Abert (1820–1897), soldier, explorer, ornithologist, and topographical artist.
- Gamaliel Bailey (1807–1859), journalist and early abolitionist.
- Anthony S. Black (born 1951), jockey and Kentucky Derby winner.
- Zach Braddock (born 1987), pitcher who has played for the Milwaukee Brewers.
- Samuel A. Dobbins (1814–1905), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1873-1877.
- Paul Doguereau (1908–2000), pianist.
- Barrows Dunham (1905–1995), professor of philosophy who was fired in 1953 by Temple University after refusing to answer questions posed by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
- Matthew Emmons (born 1981), sport shooter who won a gold medal in the 50-meter rifle prone event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
- Samuel C. Forker (1821–1900), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1871-1873.
- Irving Fryar (born 1962), former Philadelphia Eagles football player.
- John F. Gerry (1926–1995), former chief United States district judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Stephen Girard (1750–1831), merchant, banker, philanthropist, and humanitarian.
- Franco Harris (born 1950), former Pittsburgh Steelers football player. Ranked #3 on the Sports Illustrated list of The 50 Greatest New Jersey Sports Figures.
- Pete Harris (1957–2006), All-American safety at Penn State University.
- Edward Young Higbee (1810–1871), Episcopal clergyman who served as Chaplain of the United States Senate.
- The High Court, pop punk band that released the 2007 album Puppet Strings.
- Leslie E. Kobayashi (born 1957), Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.
- Geraldine Clinton Little (1923–1997), poet.
- Mary Lum (1758–1815), moved here with her husband Stephen Girard in 1777 before being committed for the rest of her life to the insanity ward at Pennsylvania Hospital in 1785.
- Barbara Park (born 1949), author of children's literature best known for her series of books starring the character Junie B. Jones.
- Barry T. Parker (born 1932), member of the New Jersey General Assembly and State Senate.
- Charles Sreeve Peterson (1818–1889), founder of Morgan Valley, Utah, and co-founder of Mormon colonies in Mexico.
- Samuel K. Robbins (1853–1926), politician who served as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly and President of the New Jersey Senate.
- William Rossell (1760–1840), judge on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
- Jim Saxton (born 1943), former representative from New Jersey's 3rd congressional district.
- Thomas C. Sharp (1818–1894), newspaper publisher and outspoken opponent of Joseph Smith, Jr. who was charged (and acquitted) in the murder of the Mormon leader.
- Harrison Slater, pianist and mystery writer.
- Earl W. Stafford (born 1948), entrepreneur and philanthropist.
- John L. N. Stratton (1817–1889), member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey.
- John C. Ten Eyck (1814–79), represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1859-65.
- DeMya Walker (born 1977), professional basketball player.
- Barclay White (1821–1906), Superintendent of Indian Affairs during the administration of president Ulysses S. Grant.
- John Woolman (1720–1772), noted Quaker essayist and preacher, early anti-slavery advocate.
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- "New Leadership will take control of Mt. Holly", Burlington County Times, November 7, 2012. Election results: DiFolco 2030, Jones 1954, Brown 1951, Donnelly 1158, Hollowell 1099.
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- Joseph Howarth, Burlington County. Accessed January 5, 2013.
- Data for the Mount Holly Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 7, 2013.
- History of the Schools, Rancocas Valley Regional High School. Accessed June 21, 2012. "Rancocas Valley Regional High School District, located in historic Mount Holly, serves approximately 40 square miles of the suburban, single-family home townships of Eastampton (6,528), Hainesport (5,951), Lumberton (11,957), Mount Holly (10,230) and Westampton (8,661)."
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- Weinberg, David. "HORSE RACING / BLACK STILL FOCUSING ON FINISH LINE", The Press of Atlantic City, May 6, 2005. Accessed January 30, 2011. Quote: "Jockey Tony Black, a Mount Holly native, has two Kentucky Derby appearances on his resume. "
- Minnick, Kevin. "Braddock notches win for Brewers", Courier-Post, June 8, 2010. Accessed March 1, 2011. "'To get that first win is definitely an experience in itself,' Braddock, of Mount Holly, said Monday afternoon."
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- Staff. "PAUL R. DOGUEREAU, PIANIST AND MENTOR", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 11, 2000. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Paul Rene Doguereau, 91, a pianist and interpreter of French music as well as a teacher and mentor to many younger pianists, died March 3 in the Virtua-Mount Holly Center, Mount Holly. A resident of Boston for more than 60 years, he and his adopted son, Harrison James Wignall, also maintained a home in Mount Holly for the last 2 1/2 years. He had stayed in Mount Holly since last March and in the nursing home for the last several months."
- Trussell, C. P. "Teacher Defies Red Inquiry; Faces Contempt Proceedings; TEMPLE PROFESSOR DEFIES RED INQUIRY", The New York Times, February 28, 1953. Accessed March 1, 2011. "The demand for a response, a tactic that implied that action might be taken beyond the hearing room, brought out that Dr. Dunham had been born Oct. 10, 1905, at Mount Holly, N. J."
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- Stephen Girard, Independence Hall Association. Accessed November 3, 2007. "Shortly after Girard married Mary Lum, he purchased a home at 211 Mill Street in Mount Holly, New Jersey."
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- Leslie Emi Kobayashi, Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. Accessed March 1, 2011.
- Friedman, Sally. "Poet gave words a stage", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 6, 2001. Accessed March 1, 2011. "How fitting, then, that 10 days ago that college theater in Pemberton Township was renamed the Geraldine Clinton Little Theatre in memory of the gentle woman, who lived quietly in Mount Holly but whose words touched so many souls and ignited so many spirits."
- Harris, Jason. "New sign marks home of college founder", Burlington County Times, October 13, 2006. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Girard, the well-known philanthropist banker merchant and mariner, moved to Mount Holly in 1777 shortly after marrying Mary Lum. The couple lived on Mill Street..."
- Blais, Jacqueline. "Junie B. always has the bestest time", USA Today, June 30, 2004. Accessed October 22, 2007. "In a parallel universe in the 1950s, Park was a talkative schoolgirl in Mount Holly, N.J."
- Sardella, Carlo M. "Expert on Pollution; Lays 1976 Algae Mass to Natural Forces", The New York Times, March 27, 1977. Accessed February 28, 2011. "Senator Barry T. Parker, Republican of Mount Holly, who has 'fished off Long Beach Island for 32 years and never saw anything like it before,' says that he still will not accept the theory, scientific or not."
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- Boatman, Gail T. "Mount Holly native makes a little 'NightMusic'", Burlington County Times, April 29, 2003. Accessed March 1, 2011. "A musicologist turned mystery writer, Mount Holly native Harrison Slater feels right at home in the world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I am an 18th-century person, he said during a recent telephone interview from Boston, where he lives part of the year."
- Staff. "A wealth of compassion: Philanthropist throwing lavish party for poor & disadvantaged", Philadelphia Daily News, December 20, 2008. Accessed February 28, 2011. "ON SUNDAY afternoons, strangers could find a hot meal, smiling faces and good conversation inside the Stafford home on Willow Street in Mount Holly, N.J. No one called it charity, and those strangers often left as friends, said Earl W. Stafford, one of 12 children raised in the home.... During a recent evening in Gene Stafford's cozy living room in Mount Holly just a block from where the family grew up..."
- John L. N. Stratton, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed February 28, 2011.
- Staff. "THE HON. JOHN C. TEN EYCK.", The New York Times, August 26, 1879. Accessed March 1, 2011. "Ex-United States Senator John C. Ten Eyck died at his residence in Monnt [sic] Holly, N.J., at the age of 65 years."
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- Staff. "DEATH LIST OF A DAY.; Barclay White.", The New York Times, November 24, 1906. Accessed June 21, 2012. "MOUNT HOLLY, N. J., Nov. 23- Barclay White, 85 years old, of this city, a descendant of one of the oldest families in this part of New Jersey and one of the oldest settlers in Mount Holly, a prominent citizen of this country, a literary man of some prominence, and a genealogist of recognized reputation, died here to-day after a long illness. Mr. White attained prominence in National public life when in 1871 to 1878 he was United States Superintendent of Indian Affairs, having charge of seven tribes and six agencies."
- Naedele, Walter F. "IN 1700S, A QUAKER WAS FIGHTING SLAVERY JOHN WOOLMAN STANDS OUT. HIS JOURNAL TELLS OF HIS STRUGGLE, THE SUBJECT OF LECTURES HERE.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 30, 1994. Accessed October 22, 2007. "John Woolman was a Mount Holly store assistant who, at 26, quit the shop because he was making too much money."
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- Mount Holly Township website
- Mount Holly Public Library
- Mount Holly Public Schools
- Mount Holly Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Mount Holly Township District, National Center for Education Statistics
- Main Street Mount Holly
- Battle of Iron Works Hill
- Mount Holly Revolutionary War sites, with photographs