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Quinton in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Quinton’s Bridge

 
 
Quinton’s Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Quinton’s Bridge Marker
Inscription. On March 17, 1778, Colonial militia formed a line of defense on the south bank of Alloways Creek. The British, having occupied Salem, attacked the next day and by a ruse drew the Colonials across the creek into a(n) ambush. Seven Colonials died in the retreat, but the creek line held.
 
Location. 39° 32.916′ N, 75° 24.869′ W. Marker is in Quinton, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of Quinton Road (New Jersey Route 49) and Quinton Alloway Road (County Route 581), on the right when traveling east on Quinton Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the west side of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Quinton NJ 08072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Courthouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); New Johnson Hall (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fenwick Building (approx. 3.2 miles away); Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Salem (approx. 3.2 miles away); Salem County Office Building (approx. 3.3 miles away); Underground Railroad Station (approx. 3.3 miles away); Salem Oak Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Quinton Township. Account
Marker on Alloways Creek image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker on Alloways Creek
On March 18, 1778, 300 members of the Salem militia were ambushed at this location by a force of 1,000 British regulars and Hessians and 500 Tories. Although about 40 Americans died during the battle, the British were stopped in their foraging mission.
of the Battle at Quinton’s Bridge from Discover Salem County website. (Submitted on August 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Quinton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Marker in Quinton
Three days after failing to take Quinton's Bridge, the British took retaliation by massacring as many as 15 militiamen at Hancock House.
Identical Quinton’s Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Identical Quinton’s Bridge Marker
An identical marker is located on the east side of the bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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