Introduction to Willingboro, New Jersey
Willingboro, New Jersey, in Burlington county, is 4 miles SE of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and 16 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
On November 6, 1688, the town of Willingboro was formed as the "Constabulary of Wellingborrow." Thomas Olive, who was among the first settlers in this region, named it "Wellingborough" after his home community in England, but this spelling underwent quite a few changes to arrive at its present form. The town was formally incorporated on February 21, 1798. The 1950s and 1960s witnessed the development of Willingboro as a planned community, carried out by Abraham Levitt and Sons in the Levittown model.
Willingboro and nearby Attractions
- Historic Burlington County Prison Museum
- Burlington County Historical Society
- Liberty Bell
- Adventure Aquarium
- Philadelphia Zoo
- Rancocas Golf Club
Things To Do In Willingboro
Willingboro offers easy access to several places of historical importance like the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum, and the Liberty Bell in nearby Philadelphia. Travelers can visit the picturesque gardens of the Peachfield Plantation. The Philadelphia Zoo also has a wide variety of animals. One can also spend some quiet time with family and friends at the Fairmount Park, or even enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole regulation length golf course at Rancocas Golf Club.
Philadelphia International is the closest major airport.
Willingboro Higher Education
Rutgers University is nearby.