Rancocas Woods, New Jersey

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Rancocas Woods, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Rancocas Woods is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Rancocas Woods
Rancocas Woods
Rancocas Woods is located in New Jersey
Rancocas Woods
Rancocas Woods
Rancocas Woods is located in the US
Rancocas Woods
Rancocas Woods
Location in Burlington County (Inset: Burlington County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°59′20″N 74°51′37″W / 39.98889°N 74.86028°W / 39.98889; -74.86028Coordinates: 39°59′20″N 74°51′37″W / 39.98889°N 74.86028°W / 39.98889; -74.86028
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Township Mount Laurel
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08054[1]
Area code(s) 609
GNIS feature ID 879610[2]

Rancocas Woods is an unincorporated community located within Mount Laurel Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[3]

The community was developed on the site of an amusement park. Houses in Rancocas Woods were first built in the 1930s. There were problems with the community when first developed. No sewers were installed, because of limited drainage, which caused floods to occur during heavy rainstorms. The water pressure from fire hydrants was unsubstantial—the volunteer fire department had to pump its water from the nearby Rancocas Creek.[4]


Rancocas Woods is located on the Rancocas Creek, a major river that empties into the Delaware River. Exit 43 on Interstate 295 can be used to access Rancocas Woods. There is no exit on the New Jersey Turnpike, however, the nearest interchanges to Rancocas Woods are interchange 4 (Route 73 – Mount Laurel) and interchange 5 (County Route 541Burlington, Mount Holly).


New Jersey Transit provides bus service to and from Philadelphia on the 413 route.[5]


  1. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Rancocas Woods, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed June 18, 2013.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rancocas Woods, New Jersey
  3. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  4. ^ David L. Kirp; John P. Dwyer; Larry A. Rosenthal (1997). Our Town: Race, Housing, and the Soul of Suburbia. Rutgers University Press. p. 48. ISBN 0-8135-2456-3. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Burlington County Bus / Rail Connections, New Jersey Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of June 26, 2010. Accessed June 18, 2013.