Welcome 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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