Burlington in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Office of the Council of Proprietors and the Surveyor General
Western Division of New Jersey
Founded at London in 1675 by William Penn and Quaker trustees, the proprietors of West Jersey sold shares in land that resulted in rapid development of Burlington starting in 1677.
The council was formed in 1688 to manage the growing demand for land in West Jersey, and has met annually in May since that time.
This 1911 brick building replaced a nearby old wooden building. It is within the Burlington Historic District and is listed as a contributing building on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
In 1676 William Penn and the Quaker trustees published the Concessions and Agreements that guaranteed freedoms and rights to West Jersey emigrants and became the inspiration to our founding fathers a century later.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list.
Location. 40° 4.645′ N, 74° 51.602′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Mary’s (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ockanickon (about 300 feet away); Founding of St. Mary’s Parish (about 400 feet away); New St. Mary’s (about 500 feet away); Free Library (about 600 feet away); Elias Boudinot (about 700 feet away); Center of Arts and Culture (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Also see . . .
1. West Jersey. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
2. New Jersey Archives. (Submitted on August 2, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.