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Burlington County

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Mercer County and Monmouth County

E – Ocean County 

S – Atlantic County and Camden County

W – Philadelphia County and Bucks County

 

Created:  March 17, 1694                                                           Map of New Jersey highlighting Burlington County

County Seat:

Burlington     1694 – 1793

Mount Holly  1793 – 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 in the center of Mount Holly 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 and came from the 1693 courthouse in Burlington. 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.

 

County Courthouse – Mount Holly  

 

 

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 in the center of Mount Holly. 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.

 

History:  The county was created in 1694 and Burlington was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse had been built at Main Street and Broad Street in 1693 and served until 1793 when the county seat was moved to Mount Holly. The courthouse was torn down in 1795. The second courthouse was built in 1797 to 1798 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1958 to 1959.

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Mount Holy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Clerk’s Office – Mount Holly

 

 

 

 

Old County Prison – Mount Holly

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Mount Holly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2017