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Smithville Mansion, Burlington County, NJ
Smithville Mansion, Burlington, NJ. Courtesy Burlington County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Smithville Mansion: First County Park

Smithville was once a self-contained industrial hamlet with a manor house, workers' housing, factory buildings, a farm complex, church, and municipal buildings, around Smithville lake. The village centerpiece was the Smithville 1840 brick mansion.

In 1975, the mansion and surrounding site were acquired by the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders to develop as the first Burlington County park. The squarish house, covered by a log tip roof was refurbished to its 1865 appearance. The mansion complex remains the centerpiece of the park, and houses the Offices of the Cultural and Heritage Commission.

Documentation comprises one page of text and a photo.

Originally submitted by: Christopher H. Smith, Representative (4th District).

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