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Crosswicks, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Crosswicks from Main Street (CR 660)
Crosswicks from Main Street (CR 660)
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Burlington
Township Chesterfield
Elevation 82 ft (25 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 609
GNIS feature ID 875749

Crosswicks is an unincorporated community located within Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08515.

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08515 was 290.

Chesterfield Township comprises three distinct communities: Chesterfield, Crosswicks and Sykesville. The area was first settled in 1677, when a group primarily consisting of Quakers settled in the area of Crosswicks, the oldest of the Chesterfield's three "villages".

Crosswicks is home to a Friends Meeting House, as well as a historic library which used to house the Crosswicks Fire Department. The fire department's current home is in the former schoolhouse on New Street, which it has occupied since 1968 (the building was completed in 1909). The current "engine bay" (where the trucks are kept) was built in 1914, although the original 1909 cornerstone lies in the new section (it was moved).

The Crosswicks Community Association holds an annual family-style croquet tournament and music festival on the village green in July. There is live music provided by local bands during the day. Food is available from vendors. There are lawn games set up for children.


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