Retreat, New Jersey

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Retreat, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Along Big Hill Road
Along Big Hill Road
Retreat is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Retreat is located in New Jersey
Retreat is located in the US
Location in Burlington County (Inset: Burlington County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°54′59″N 74°42′46″W / 39.91639°N 74.71278°W / 39.91639; -74.71278Coordinates: 39°54′59″N 74°42′46″W / 39.91639°N 74.71278°W / 39.91639; -74.71278
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Township Southampton
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 609
GNIS feature ID 879666[1]

Retreat is an unincorporated community and former hamlet located within Southampton Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[2][3] The area consists of some residential houses grouped together along Big Hill Road and Retreat Road. A large cranberry bog exists to the southeast of the community while Leisuretowne retirement community is located southwest of here. Most of the remaining area consists of forestland.[4]

The community was originally named New Retreat during the American Revolutionary War by a Continental army soldier who used the site for a cannonball manufacturing. The site was concealed from the British army who at the time was occupying present-day Mount Holly. Retreat was later home to cotton mills which operated until the 1840s.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Retreat, New Jersey
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey (1893). Bulletin - United States Geological Survey, Issues 111-121. The Survey. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Google (June 17, 2016). "Aerial view of Retreat" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ Shaw, W.H. (1883). "Southampton Township: Villages & Hamlets - Red Lion, Beaveville, & Retreat". Woodward and Hageman. The Preservation Commission of Historic Southampton. Retrieved June 17, 2016.