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Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clara Barton School

 
 
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By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
1. Clara Barton School Marker
Inscription. One of the earliest free schools of New Jersey established 1852 by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
 
Location. 40° 8.761′ N, 74° 42.324′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Crosswicks Street (County Route 528) and East Burlington Street, on the left when traveling west on Crosswicks Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Barton (here, next to this marker); Borden's Towne (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard Watson Gilder House (about 700 feet away); Dedicated to School No. 2 (about 800 feet away); Tower Clock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bordentown Female College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bordentown Military Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bordentown Military Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Jersey Women's History. Clara Barton (1821-1912) was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts, where she taught school as a young woman. In 1852 she traveled to Bordentown where she received the reluctant
Clara Barton School-House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
2. Clara Barton School-House Marker
In this building, from 1852 until 1854, Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, taught school. Here she established one of the first free public schools of New Jersey in 1854. The building was restored by the school children of the state and dedicated on June 11, 1921.
approval of the town school committee to open a free public school where she would teach. School attendance grew under her direction to include 600 by the end of the first year.
(Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.) 

2. Library of Congress - Historic American Buildings Survey. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Clara Barton School image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
3. Clara Barton School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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