Indian Mills, New Jersey

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Indian Mills, New Jersey
Indian Mills is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Indian Mills
Indian Mills
Location of Indian Mills in Burlington County (Inset: Burlington County in New Jersey)
Indian Mills is located in New Jersey
Indian Mills
Indian Mills
Indian Mills (New Jersey)
Indian Mills is located in the United States
Indian Mills
Indian Mills
Indian Mills (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°47′38″N 74°44′40″W / 39.79389°N 74.74444°W / 39.79389; -74.74444Coordinates: 39°47′38″N 74°44′40″W / 39.79389°N 74.74444°W / 39.79389; -74.74444
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyBurlington
TownshipShamong
Elevation
75 ft (23 m)
GNIS feature ID877333[1]

Indian Mills is an unincorporated community located within Shamong Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[2] It was the site of Brotherton, the only Indian reservation in New Jersey and the first in America, founded for the Lenni Lenape tribe. Brotherton also went by the name Edgepillock[3] or Edgepelick.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Indian Mills, New Jersey
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed March 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Thomas, JD (29 August 2013). "The Colonies' First and New Jersey's Only Indian Reservation". Accessible Archives Inc. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ Kephart, Bill & Mary. "The Kepharts: Cohawkin, Raccoon Creek, Narraticon all names left by Lenni-Lenape in Gloucester County". NJ.com. Retrieved 12 July 2018. In 1758, the Colonial Legislature purchased land in Burlington County for a reservation. It was the first Indian Reservation in America and was called Edgepelick. Governor Bernard called it Brotherton. Today the area is known as Indian Mills. In 1801, an act was passed directing the sale of Brotherton, with the proceeds used to send the remaining Lenni-Lenape to the Stockbridge Reservation near Oneida, N.Y. There they formed a settlement called Statesburg. 7 November 2010