Retreat, New Jersey

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Retreat, New Jersey
Along Big Hill Road
Along Big Hill Road
Retreat is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Retreat
Retreat
Location in Burlington County (Inset: Burlington County in New Jersey)
Retreat is located in New Jersey
Retreat
Retreat
Retreat (New Jersey)
Retreat is located in the United States
Retreat
Retreat
Retreat (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°54′59″N 74°42′46″W / 39.91639°N 74.71278°W / 39.91639; -74.71278Coordinates: 39°54′59″N 74°42′46″W / 39.91639°N 74.71278°W / 39.91639; -74.71278
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyBurlington
TownshipSouthampton
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
Area code(s)609
GNIS feature ID879666[1]

Retreat is an unincorporated community and former hamlet located within Southampton Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.[2][3] The area consists of some residential houses grouped together along Big Hill Road and Retreat Road. A large cranberry bog exists to the southeast of the community while Leisuretowne retirement community is located southwest of here. Most of the remaining area consists of forestland.[4]

The community was originally named New Retreat during the American Revolutionary War by a Continental army soldier who used the site for a cannonball manufacturing. The site was concealed from the British army who at the time was occupying present-day Mount Holly. Retreat was later home to cotton mills which operated until the 1840s.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Retreat, New Jersey
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey (1893). Bulletin - United States Geological Survey, Issues 111-121. The Survey. Retrieved October 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Google (June 17, 2016). "Aerial view of Retreat" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Shaw, W.H. (1883). "Southampton Township: Villages & Hamlets - Red Lion, Beaveville, & Retreat". Woodward and Hageman. The Preservation Commission of Historic Southampton. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.