Rancocas Woods, New Jersey

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Rancocas Woods, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Rancocas Woods, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Rancocas Woods, New Jersey
Rancocas Woods' location in Burlington County (Inset: Burlington County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°59′20″N 74°51′37″W / 39.98889°N 74.86028°W / 39.98889; -74.86028Coordinates: 39°59′20″N 74°51′37″W / 39.98889°N 74.86028°W / 39.98889; -74.86028
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyBurlington
TownshipMount Laurel
Elevation39 ft (12 m)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code08054[1]
Area code(s)609
GNIS feature ID879610[2]
 
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Rancocas Woods, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Rancocas Woods, New Jersey is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Rancocas Woods, New Jersey
Rancocas Woods' location in Burlington County (Inset: Burlington County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 39°59′20″N 74°51′37″W / 39.98889°N 74.86028°W / 39.98889; -74.86028Coordinates: 39°59′20″N 74°51′37″W / 39.98889°N 74.86028°W / 39.98889; -74.86028
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
CountyBurlington
TownshipMount Laurel
Elevation39 ft (12 m)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code08054[1]
Area code(s)609
GNIS feature ID879610[2]

Rancocas Woods is an unincorporated community within Mount Laurel Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. The location that it was developed on used to be the site of an amusement park. Houses in Rancocas Woods were first developed in the 1950s. There were some issues within the community when first developed. No sewers were installed because of limited drainage, which caused floods to occur during heavy rainstorms. The water pressure from fire hydrants was unsubstantial—the volunteer fire department had to pump its water from the nearby Rancocas Creek.[3]

Location[edit]

Rancocas Woods is located on the Rancocas Creek, a major river that empties into the Delaware River. Exit 43 on I-295 can be used to access Rancocas Woods. There is no exit on the New Jersey Turnpike, however, the nearest interchanges to Rancocas Woods are Exit 4 (Route 73 – Mount Laurel) and Exit 5 (CR 541Burlington, Mount Holly).

The Rancocas Woods Village of Shops is an old fashioned shopping center, with over 20 stores.

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service to and from Philadelphia on the 413 route.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Rancocas Woods, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed June 18, 2013.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rancocas Woods, New Jersey
  3. ^ David L. Kirp; John P. Dwyer; Larry A. Rosenthal (1997). Our Town: Race, Housing, and the Soul of Suburbia. Rutgers University Press. p. 48. ISBN 0-8135-2456-3. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Burlington County Bus / Rail Connections, New Jersey Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of June 26, 2010. Accessed June 18, 2013.