Speedwell, New Jersey

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Speedwell, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Speedwell, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Speedwell, New Jersey
Speedwell, New Jersey
Speedwell's location in Burlington County (Inset: Burlington County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°45′47″N 74°32′44″W / 39.76306°N 74.54556°W / 39.76306; -74.54556Coordinates: 39°45′47″N 74°32′44″W / 39.76306°N 74.54556°W / 39.76306; -74.54556
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Burlington
Township Tabernacle Township
Elevation[1] 75 ft (23 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 883121[1]

Speedwell is an unincorporated community located within Tabernacle Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[2]

History[edit]

Alfred Vail of Speedwell received a one half share of the telegraph patents held by Samuel F. B. Morse on September 23, 1837 in exchange for Vail providing a working model from his Speedwell Ironworks.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Speedwell
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Coe, Lewis (2003). The Telegraph. ISBN 0-7864-1808-7. Vail had no money of his own, but his family was persuaded to advance money and make the facilities of the Vail iron works at Speedwell, New Jersey, ...