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Riverton in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Riverton

New Jersey

— Est. 1851 —

 
 
Riverton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 2, 2022
1. Riverton Marker
Inscription.  Riverton was established by ten wealthy Philadelphia merchants in 1851. They bought a large riverside section of Joseph Lippincott's farm, selected sites for their summer homes and divided the rest into lots to be sold. The founders hired noted architect Samuel Sloan to lay out the town, making Riverton the first totally planned residential sub-division in the country. It has the oldest yacht club on the Delaware River still in use today and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by The Historical Society of Riverton.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 40° 0.579′ N, 75° 0.746′ W. Marker is in Riverton, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (County Road 543) and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Broad St, Riverton NJ 08077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Patrolman Thomas C. Whitelock (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Riverton's Bicycle Track (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ann Carhart (about 400 feet away); Look Listen and Live (about 500 feet away); Riverton Public School (about 600 feet away); In Memory of Lives lost by Riverton Gold Star Servicemen in World War 1 (about 600 feet away); Riverton Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverton.
 
Riverton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 2, 2022
2. Riverton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 8, 2023