Mount Holly

Mount Holly

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by Heidi J. Winzinger, Mary L. Smith
     
 


Mount Holly's history predates the American Revolution by nearly one hundred years. Walter Reeves, who lived on the Rancocas Creek before 1677, purchased land in what would become Mount Holly from Native Americans or assumed ownership through squatter's rights. The community is home to the oldest operating fire company in the United States, the Prison Museum…  See more details below

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Mount Holly's history predates the American Revolution by nearly one hundred years. Walter Reeves, who lived on the Rancocas Creek before 1677, purchased land in what would become Mount Holly from Native Americans or assumed ownership through squatter's rights. The community is home to the oldest operating fire company in the United States, the Prison Museum designed by Robert Mills, and the oldest schoolhouse in New Jersey, still on its original site. Occasionally throughout its history, Mount Holly has fallen victim to the Rancocas Creek, which has swelled over its banks and spilled into the streets. Many bridges were built, allowing residents to pass over the creek and offering Mount Holly its first name, Bridgetown. As early as 1723, entrepreneurs took advantage of the water by digging the millrace, which powered the great mills that became the impetus for development and commerce in Mount Holly. The mills are gone now, but the town that developed around them still has all the character of an early working town. Mount Holly takes a glance at the early commerce, architecture, unfortunate disasters, and celebrations that molded this town into the diverse community that it is today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738509082
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/10/2001
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,366,028
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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Heidi L. Winzinger and Mary L. Smith have collaborated on other projects to promote their hometown. Mount Holly is their crowning achievement. Both of them are dedicated to their hometown and to preserving and promoting Mount Holly as an ideal place to live and visit.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw this book when I was on business in Marlton, N.J. and it caught my eye. I am a genealogist by hobby and Mt. Holly was where my Civil War ancestor(great-great grandfather) lived until his death in 1907. His daughter married an English fellow in the carpet industry. I knew the factory was next door to their home and burned down in 1894, but had no other record. Lo and behold this book had before and after pictures of the place!! It was also full of other great information.