Introduction to Southampton, New Jersey
Southampton, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 20 miles E of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and 27 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Part of the surrounding Philadelphia metro area, Southampton is home to some 10,388 residents.
Southampton was originally known as Brimstone Neck. The earliest settlers in the area were Quakers. The core of Southampton, Vincentown, was found in 1758. It was named after Vincent Leeds, a plantation owner. Initially the growth in the area was propelled by a saw mill and a grist mill. Southampton was originally incorporated as Coaxen Township in 1845, but within three weeks its name was changed to Southampton.
Southampton and nearby Attractions
- Lebanon State Forest
- Wharton State Forest
- Medford Lakes County Club
- Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
- Historic Smithville Park
- Batsto Historic Village
Things To Do In Southampton
A walking tour of the area gives a highly satisfying insight into the local history. The nearby parks and vast expanses of wilderness are great for hiking and biking.
The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International.
Southampton Higher Education
Some of the colleges around Southampton include Burlington County College, Camden County College and Holy Family College.