Hub of Transportation and Commerce
The Historic City of Burlington-Transportation
Finished products imported from Philadelphia and beyond were off-loaded here for the early residents of Burlington County. As industry grew, networks of trains and highways developed to serve large market, and to export Burlington’s growing manufacturing output.
(Inscription under the photos on the left)
Steamboats carried residents and visitors to and from Philadelphia and beyond. ---As industry grew so did the network of rail lines.---Steamboats were once a common site along the Delaware River.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 4.872′ N, 74° 51.702′ W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Riverbank Street. The marker is located on the Burlington River
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burlington County’s Historical Downtown (a few steps from this marker); Engine of Industrial Progress (a few steps from this marker); The Cottage 1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Founding of Burlington (about 500 feet away); Hope Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1 (about 500 feet away); Hoskins House (about 600 feet away); Important Men of 206 High Street, Burlington (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.