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

Hub of Transportation and Commerce

The Historic City of Burlington-Transportation

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
1. Hub of Transportation and Commerce Marker
Inscription. At first the Delaware River carried people and goods to and from the City of Burlington. Farm goods and raw materials were transported by horse-drawn wagons on coarse roads to the busy markets and wharves at the foot of High Street.

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.
 
Location. 40° 4.872′ N, 74° 51.702′ W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Riverbank Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on the Burlington River Front Park. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America.
 
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

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By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
2. Hub of Transportation and Commerce Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Burlington (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hope Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1 (about 500 feet away); Important Men of 206 High Street, Burlington (about 700 feet away); Free Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ockanickon (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Hub of Transportation and Commerce Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
3. Hub of Transportation and Commerce Marker
Eagle at the Burlington River Front Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
4. Eagle at the Burlington River Front Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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