About Burlington CountyWelcome to Burlington County, the largest county in the state of New Jersey! This is the birthplace of novelist James Fenimore Cooper and original home of the Lenni-Lenape Indians who lived here for over 12,000 years. Burlington County was founded in 1677 and Burlington resident William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin was the first New Jersey governor.

General Information:

  • Area: 827 Miles
  • Population: 448,734 (estimated as of 2010)
  • Political subdivisions: 40, consisting of three cities, six boroughs, and 31 townships.
  • County seat: Mount Holly

Interesting Facts:

  • The largest blueberries in the world were developed and are raised in our county.
  • We are the second largest cranberry-producing county in the United States.
  • The Lenni-Lenape Indians were the aboriginal owners of the county.
  • The Indian Mills reservation was the first and last government established American Indian reservation in the United States
  • Burlington County's historic Court House in Mount Holly was built in 1796 and is a fine example of early American architecture in the country

Census Quick Facts:

  • Persons per square mile, 2010: 561.9 (Compared to New Jersey: 1,195.5)
  • Persons per household, 2006-2010: 2.63
  • More at the Census Bureau

Books

  • Burlington County Remembered: Landmarks Lipinsky, Carol R NJ 974.961 Lip
  • History of Burlington County New Jersey with Biographical Sketches Woodward, E. M. R NJ 974.96 Woo
  • The Historic County of Burlington Griscom, Lloyd R NJ 974.961 Gri
  • Place Names in Burlington County Bisbee, Henry Harold R NJ 974.96 Bis
  • Path of Freedom: the Black Presence in New Jersey’s Burlington County Lyght, Ernest R NJ 974.96 Lyg

Sites

Map of Burlington County, New Jersey