Riverton Borough History
Riverton, in Burlington County, New Jersey, is a small residential community on the Delaware River approximately ten miles north of Philadelphia. It was founded in 1851 by a group of ten Philadelphians for summer homes for their families.
Mr. Paul Schopp, former Borough Historian, and the Riverton Historical Society have kindly provided information and photographs for this website. We are always looking to obtain old photographs and other ephemeral items related to Riverton.
According to architectural historian Henry Russell Hitchcock, Riverton
was the first totally planned residential subdivision in America.
Riverton has always had interesting and notable people who have chosen to live here.