Woodbury

Woodbury. 1 Residential city (1990 pop. 10,904), seat of Gloucester co., SW N.J., in the Philadelphia–Camden metropolitan area settled 1683, inc. as a city 1871. It is a trade and service center, and petrochemical companies are nearby. Originally a Quaker settlement, Woodbury tried to remain neutral in the American Revolution however, the armies of both sides occupied the town, and many battles were fought in the vicinity. The city's 18th-century buildings include the Cooper House, where Cornwallis stopped in 1777, and a Friends' meetinghouse. The county historical society has collections in the John Lawrence House (1765).

2 Town (1990 pop. 8,236), Orange co., S N.Y. inc. 1889. A largely residential bedroom community outside New York City, Woodbury is also a regional outlet shopping center. Arden House, E. H. Harriman 's mansion, is now a conference center owned by Columbia Univ. West Point and Bear Mt. State Park are nearby.

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