Burlington. 1. A county on the seaboard of New Jersey, U.S.A., the capital of which, bearing the same name, stands on the Delaware river, twenty miles above Philadelphia, and is a port of considerable traffic. It has a flourishing episcopalian college, and several public buildings. It was founded by Quakers in 1661.
2. The capital of Chittenden county. Vermont, U.S.A., and the largest town in the state, finely situated on the east shore of Lake Champlain, at the foot of a slope which is crowned by the Vermont university.
3. The capital of Des Moines county, Iowa. U.S.A., on the right bank of the Mississippi, 250 miles above St, Louis. It contains a business college, Baptist university, and many industrial establishments. Being the centre of an extensive railway system, it is a very growing place.