Place:Swedesboro, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States

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NameSwedesboro
Alt namesRaccoonsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007267
Swedesboroughsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007267
TypeBorough
Coordinates39.733°N 75.3°W
Located inGloucester, New Jersey, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Swedesboro is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,584,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 529 (+25.7%) from the 2,055 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 31 (+1.5%) from the 2,024 counted in the 1990 Census.

Swedesboro was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1902, from portions of Woolwich Township.

History and landmarks

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Swedesboro, along with Bridgeport, was one of only two settlements established in New Jersey as a part of the New Sweden colony. The oldest extant log cabin in the United States, the Nothnagle Log Cabin (ca. 1640) was built by Antti Niilonpoika (Anthony Neilson/Nelson) in Swedesboro. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is Trinity Episcopal "Old Swedes" Church, which was established as a Swedish Lutheran Church in 1703; the present building dates to 1784.

Trinity Church Cemetery is the burial place of Governor of New Jersey Charles C. Stratton and Congressman Benjamin Franklin Howey, among other notable interees.

Swedesboro has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA since 2000.

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