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

Burlington County’s Historical Downtown

City of Burlington-High and Broad Streets

 
 
Burlington County’s Historical Downtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
1. Burlington County’s Historical Downtown Marker
Inscription. As it developed into a center of commerce, law, dining, and entertainment, the City of Burlington’s bustling downtown attracted visitors from Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and beyond. Easily accessible by river, rail, and road, the downtown drew merchants and professionals to its hundreds of storefronts on historical High Street and Broad Street as well as residents who live above business establishments and in its carefully planned, surrounding neighborhoods. At one time, the downtown simultaneously accommodated boats, trains, trolleys, horse-drawn vehicles, and automobiles.

(Inscription under the photo in the upper left)
The circus comes to the City of Burlington, NJ.

(Inscription under the photo in the lower left)
The Hucksters Market at the foot of High Street. Images provided by the Burlington County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 4.866′ 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 in Burlington Riverfront 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. Engine of Industrial Progress (here, next to this marker); Hub of Transportation and Commerce

Burlington County’s Historical Downtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
2. Burlington County’s Historical Downtown Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Cottage 1872 (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. Ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Burlington County’s Historical Downtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
3. Burlington County’s Historical Downtown Marker
 
 
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 158 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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