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Burlington Island, New Jersey


Burlington Island, New Jersey

This now uninhabited island with a lake in its middle was first settled in the early 1600s. In the first decades of the twentieth century it had an amusement park, the carousel of which is now in Seaside Heights, NJ.


Location: Delaware River between Bristol, PA, and Burlington, NJ , Burlington Island, Burlington, New Jersey, 08016, United States
Listing Category: Abandoned Places, Amusement Parks, Carousels, Merry-Go-Rounds, Islands, No Longer There, Nostalgia, Preservation / Protection Needed
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Developers want to recreate a 17th-century Lenni Lenape fort, village, and trading post on uninhabited Burlington Island, reports the Phila. Inquirer, 1/16/12, at p. B1.
Date : 2012-01-17

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : The Philadelphia Inquirer of 1/24/12, at p. A2, had a good history of the island. It had been claimed by several countries through the years and its history is fascinating.
Date : 2012-01-25

Name : Marker Writer
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : The island is being cleaned up for recreational and educational use. See the Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr. 29, 2019, at pp. B1, 7.
Date : 2019-04-30

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