Eayrestown, New Jersey

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Eayrestown, New Jersey
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Eayrestown is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Eayrestown
Eayrestown
Location of Eayrestown in Burlington County (Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey)
Eayrestown is located in New Jersey
Eayrestown
Eayrestown
Eayrestown (New Jersey)
Eayrestown is located in the United States
Eayrestown
Eayrestown
Eayrestown (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°56′42″N 74°47′25″W / 39.94500°N 74.79028°W / 39.94500; -74.79028Coordinates: 39°56′42″N 74°47′25″W / 39.94500°N 74.79028°W / 39.94500; -74.79028
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyBurlington
TownshipLumberton
Elevation52 ft (16 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID876080[1]

Eayrestown is an unincorporated community located within Lumberton Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The settlement is named for Richard and Elizabeth Eayres, the first settlers of the site in the 1600s. It was also the first settlement in what is now Lumberton Township. The settlement, located along the South Branch Rancocas Creek, was the site of numerous saw and gristmills early in its history and a picnic grove that attracted people from around the area.[3] Today, numerous farms and housing developments dot the area.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eayrestown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed March 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Our History – Lumberton Township". Lumberton Township. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Google (August 14, 2016). "Aerial view of Eayrestown" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 14, 2016.