Swedesboro is a borough that you can visit in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States of America. Swedesboro was settled by a group of Swedish people coming from Pennsylvania in the mid 17th century. The area was very rich and the settlers were dedicated to farming. The town was originally called Raccoon, but in 1765 it mas renamed Swedesboro. It was incorporated only on April 9, 1902. Notable residents of Swedesboro include football player Dorien Bryant, American Civil War fighter Charles Garrison Harker, United States Navy officer William Nicholson Jeffers and sprinter R.J. Page. If you plan on seeing Swedesboro, do not miss its most beautiful points of interest.
Top Attractions within Swedesboro
C. A. Nothnagle Log House, also known as Braman - Nothnagle Log House is the oldest log house still standing in the United States of America. It is located near Swedesboro and it was built by the Swedish settlers between 1638 and 1643. An addition to the building was raised in the 18th century. In our time, the log cabin belongs to Harry and Doris Rink, who reside nearby and offer guided tours by appointment.
The Trinity Church, also known as Old Swedes' Church is another historic structure of Swedesboro. The congregation was settled in 1703, after the arrival of the first minister in the area in 1701 - Lars Tollstadius. The church offered service in Swedish until 1784.
Vesuvio is a great pizzeria and restaurant located in Swedesboro. This is a family business and is also dedicated to families. The establishment is not very sophisticated and the staff is very friendly. The best thing to order at Vesuvio is pizza which has fresh made dough daily.
Gervasis is a beautiful Italian restaurant from Swedesboro. The little eatery offers a great atmosphere and authentic Italian dishes. The food is always fresh and delicious and comes in very large portions.