Rancocas, New Jersey

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Rancocas, New Jersey
Rancocas Friends Meeting House
Rancocas Friends Meeting House
Rancocas is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Rancocas
Rancocas
Location in Burlington County (Inset: Burlington County in New Jersey)
Rancocas is located in New Jersey
Rancocas
Rancocas
Rancocas (New Jersey)
Rancocas is located in the United States
Rancocas
Rancocas
Rancocas (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°00′38″N 74°52′01″W / 40.01056°N 74.86694°W / 40.01056; -74.86694Coordinates: 40°00′38″N 74°52′01″W / 40.01056°N 74.86694°W / 40.01056; -74.86694
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyBurlington
TownshipWestampton
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
08073
Area code(s)609
GNIS feature ID879606[1]

Rancocas is an unincorporated community located within Westampton Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The name derives from the Native American word Rankokous. which was used in the name of the Powhatan Renape Nation Indian Reservation located in Westampton Township. The name was also known as a sub-tribe of the Ancocus.[3] The Reservation was a popular tourist destination for visitors from the Philadelphia area, New York, and local residents, before the Reservation became Rancocas State Park.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rancocas, New Jersey
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed July 12, 2018.

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