Southampton Township municipal offices are located at 5 Retreat Road, Vincentown NJ 08088.
The township was incorporated in 1845 and for a very brief time was known as Coaxen Township. The core of the township is historic Vincentown Village.
Southampton Township [‡], located in Burlington County, is a rural community in south central New Jersey bordering Pemberton Township, Woodland Township, Tabernacle Township, Medford Township, Lumberton Township, and Eastampton Township.
Southampton is approximately forty three (43) square miles in size and can be characterized by its expansive farmland and open space surrounding an historic village center. Farmland preservation is a high priority for Southampton with 2,418 acres already preserved (which accounts for approximately 11% percent of the Township).
Southampton is unique in many ways. Approximately seventy five (75) percent of the Township's land is located in the Pinelands Preserve. The Pinelands is an approximately 1 million-acre tract which covers portions of seven counties in southern New Jersey and is our country's first National Reserve. It features some of the largest unbroken tracts of forest in the Eastern U.S. In addition to the Pinelands, Southampton consists of a large portion of Bear Swamp, a large wetland forest. Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve is located where Route 206 and Route 70 intersect. This site is home to state‑endangered Red-shouldered Hawks and other bird species dependant upon the extensive forested wetland, scrub-shrub or mixed upland forests.
‡ New Jersey Office of Smart Growth, State Agency Opportunities & Constraints Analysis, Township of Southampton, Burlington County, 2008, www.nj.gov, accessed November, 2018.
Nearby Towns: Eastampton Twp • Lumberton Twp • Mount Holly Twp • Mount Laurel Twp • Pemberton Boro • Tabernacle Twp •