Swedesboro, NJ defines itself as a rural, yet uniquely metropolitan area. Nestled along Raccoon Creek and Lake Narraticon, this beautiful suburb prides itself on the partnerships that the community has made between business and public funds to create a unique and thriving place to live. Swedesboro is a shining example of what can be done when private partnerships, public funds, business determination and community enthusiasm come together and polish a quiet gem.
This beautiful town was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Swedesboro’s walkable downtown district is nestled among quaint architectural dwellings and offers a variety of unique shops and dining experiences. This southern NJ borough was settled in the mid-1600’s as part of New Sweden, a Swedish colony along the Delaware River.
Early settlers were mostly made up of farmers and fisherman that befriended the Leni Lenape tribe that resided in the area. Originally named Racoon after the native word “narraticon”, the settlement quickly transformed into a town with taverns, shops, and churches. The name was officially changed to Swedesboro in 1765.
Swedesboro is an architectural enthusiasts dream. Many of the Victorian era structures still stand, complete with gables, gingerbread trim and large wrap around porches. Walking tours through the borough offer looks at Colonial, Gothic Revival, Victorian and Georgian styles that give the town part of its charm.
Points of interest include one of the nation’s oldest log cabins, the C.A. Nothnagle Log House. This historic home was built sometime between 1638 and 1643 by Finnish settlers. Original Scandinavian ironware from 1950 is still found around the fireplace. The cabin’s size, 16×22 feet, is nearly twice as large as the average dwelling size of the time, which indicates that the owners were relatively well off. No nails were used in the making of the cabin.
Trinity “Old Swedes” Church is another historic bedrock of the community. Founded in 1703, the church is the oldest in Gloucester County and is the first Swedish Church in the state. The congregation was formed when residents tired of crossing the Delaware to attend worship in Philadelphia.
Today Swedesboro has a vibrant downtown district that offers an array of dining and shopping options. For those looking for more adventurous outings, a lake offers kayaking and canoeing along with miles of walking trails and playgrounds. When the residents here are finished working, dining and shopping, they come home to comfort.
Hutchinson’s Plumbing makes sure that heating and air conditioning are never an issue, and our client’s homes are running smoothly. Our expertly better plumbers and HVAC contractors maintain these homes so that everything just works as it should, and you never have to think about it. The water should flow when you turn on the faucet, at the temperature and pressure you expect, every time.
In fact, you shouldn’t think about it unless you want to install a brand new water saving toilet or pretty faucet upgrade. There shouldn’t be an issue if two rooms are using the plumbing at the same time. The water heater shouldn’t run out, be overtaxed or run excessively. Our plumbers take care of those things, as well as find drips you may not know about, check for mold and gas leaks, and even alert you to possible asbestos. Your family’s comfort and safety is our number one priority.
It is an unnecessary aggravation to come home after a hard days work to a freezing cold house. If your heating is in need of repair, it could cascade into other issues for your home. Air conditioning services are just as important, humidity can quickly escalate. Our courteous, local contractors know just how to get your HVAC running again. Our services come by well trained local professionals, with a smile.