Burlington County

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Burlington County is named for the ancient market town a mile from shore in Bridlington, England.

 

Created:  March 17, 1694

County Seat:

Burlington     1694 – 1695

Mount Holly  1696 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Mount Holly  

 

Location:  120 High Street / Union Street

Built:  1797 – 1798

Style:  Georgian Colonial / Federal

Architect:  Samuel Lewis of Philadelphia

Contractor:  Michael Rush.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the east of the courthouse. The east front has a central wood framed entrance with fanlight. The first story windows are arched and all the windows have green colored shitters. On the west side is a rounded section.  The gable roof has a fanlight. On the center of the roof is an octagonal open cupola which houses a bell that was cast in England in 1755. A balustrade runs along the roof line. An addition was constructed in 1886. The architect was Hazelhurst & Huckel. On either side of the building are the one story white colored brick office buildings constructed in 1807. To the north is the old stone prison designed by Robert Mills constructed in 1811.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in Burlington in 1693.

 

County Courthouse – Mount Holly  

 

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Location:  49 Rancocas Road / High Street

Built:  1957 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Petty & Croft and Micklewright and Mountford

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and  is a four story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The south front has a projecting concrete section with three rectangular openings. Behind is a horizontal concrete projection rising three stories. The building is “L” shaped with a south and west wing. The roof line is flat. On the northeast side is a seven story red colored brick building.

 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mercer County and Monmouth County

E – Ocean County 

S – Atlantic County and Camden County

W – Philadelphia County and Bucks County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017