Deptford in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The First Air Voyage in America
This plaque rededicates the landing site of Jean Pierre Blanchard's ascension from Philadelphia, on this the 200th anniversary of "The First Air Voyage in America"
Erected 1993 by Favia 200 Inc. & the Township of Deptford, NJ.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
Location. 39° 50.694′ N, 75° 5.44′ W. Marker is in Deptford, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from Clements Bridge Road (County Route 544) east of North South Freeway (New Jersey Route 42), on the right when traveling east. Located behind the Walmart Supercenter. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Clements Bridge Road, Woodbury NJ 08096, 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. The Clement Oak (a few steps from this marker); Clement's Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Ashbrook's Burial Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jonas Cattell (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gabreil Daveis Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Episcopal ChurchGlover Fulling Mill & Kings Run (approx. 2½ miles away); The Chew Powell House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deptford.
Also see . . .
1. Gloucester County History Historical Sites. (Submitted on June 29, 2020, by Edward Getley of Somerdale, New Jersey.)
2. Jean Pierre Blanchard - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. (Submitted on June 29, 2020, by Edward Getley of Somerdale, New Jersey.)
3. Jean-Pierre Blanchard (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 29, 2020, by Edward Getley of Somerdale, New Jersey.)
4. History of ballooning (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 29, 2020, by Edward Getley of Somerdale, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2020, by Edward Getley of Somerdale, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Edward Getley of Somerdale, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide angle photo of the marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?