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Port Republic in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin Inn

 
 
Franklin Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 28, 2008
1. Franklin Inn Marker
Inscription.  Eighteenth century inn possibly built 1750. One time home of Sea Captain and privateer Micajah Smith
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 39° 31.076′ N, 74° 29.816′ W. Marker is in Port Republic, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on Mill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic NJ 08241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smith's Meeting House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meeting House (about 600 feet away); Clark's Mill Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Early Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to Port Republic, New Jersey (approx. 2.6 miles away); 3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia (approx. 2.6 miles away); British Anchor (approx. 2.6 miles away); Privateers (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Republic.
 
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Marker in Port Republic image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 28, 2008
2. Marker in Port Republic
Franklin Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 28, 2008
3. Franklin Inn
During the American Revolutionary War, Port Republic provided refuge to the residents of nearby Chestnut Creek when the British Army sacked their town on October 6, 1778. Among the refugees was Daniel Mathis, a tavernkeeper who built the Franklin Inn.
Franklin Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 28, 2008
4. Franklin Inn
Today the Franklin Inn serves as a private residence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,637 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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