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Indian King Tavern

 
 
Indian King Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
1. Indian King Tavern Marker
Inscription.
Within this building then a tavern-house, the Council of Safety for New Jersey was organized March 18th 1777. Herein also, in September of the same year the Legislature unanimously resolved that thereafter the word “state” should be substituted for “colony” in all public writs and Commissions.
1750 1900

 
Location. 39° 53.939′ N, 75° 1.821′ W. Marker is in Haddonfield, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is on Kings Highway (New Jersey Route 41), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 Kings Highway, Haddonfield NJ 08033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian King Tavern State Historic Site (NR) (here, next to this marker); Guard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Reeves-Glover House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ye Kings Highway (about 400 feet away); Jonas Cattell (about 800 feet away); New Jersey Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Haddonfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Grove School (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Haddonfield.
 
Also see . . .  Indian King Tavern Museum. Where New Jersey
Indian King Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2014
2. Indian King Tavern Marker
Changed from a 'Colony' to a 'State' in 1777. (Submitted on March 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Haddonfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
3. Haddonfield Marker
The marker can be seen in the photo to the left of the front door of the Indian King Tavern.
Indian King Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
4. Indian King Tavern Marker
Indian King Tavern became New Jersey's first State Historic Site in 1903. Today it serves as a museum of Colonial New Jersey.
Indian King Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
5. Indian King Tavern Marker
The Tavern got its name from the "Indian Kings" of the local Lenni Lenape tribe.
Indian King Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
6. Indian King Tavern
The New Jersey Legistature met in the Indian King Tavern on several occasions in 1777. The British also used this building when passing through Haddonfield after leaving Philadelphia.
Indian King Tavern Datestone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 28, 2010
7. Indian King Tavern Datestone
This stone, located on the north side of the building, denotes the date the Tavern's built: 1750.
British Troops at the Indian King Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2014
8. British Troops at the Indian King Tavern
British soldiers assemble at the Indian King Tavern to prepare to march on Fort Mercer.
British Begin their March from the Indian King Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2014
9. British Begin their March from the Indian King Tavern
Indian King Tavern in Haddonfield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2014
10. Indian King Tavern in Haddonfield
Skirmish at the Indian King Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2014
11. Skirmish at the Indian King Tavern
Soldiers from the 1st NJ Volunteers charge Continental troops with bayonets in front of the Indian King Tavern.
 
 
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