Burlington is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States and a suburb of Philadelphia. Burlington was first incorporated on October 24, 1693, and was reincorporated by Royal charter on May 7, 1733. After American independence, the city was incorporated by the State of New Jersey on December 21, 1784. On March 14, 1851, the city was reincorporated and enlarged with portions of the surrounding township. Burlington was originally the county seat of Burlington County but in 1796, as the population had been increasing to the east away from the Delaware River, the county seat was moved to Mount Holly Township, a more central location.
The City of Burlington, New Jersey is a treasure trove of American history, where William Penn’s Quakers founded West Jersey in 1677 based on the then unique American concept that all races, sexes, nationalities, and religions deserved equal rights. Over three hundred years later, the City of Burlington remains a truly diverse, caring community that welcomes and respects all residents and visitors alike.~ BurlingtonNJ.us