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

Salem Oak Tree

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
1. Salem Oak Tree Marker
Inscription.  Estimated to be over 500 years old, the oak is the sole surviving tree from the original forest that covered this land when John Fenwick arrived in 1675. Tradition maintains that Fenwick treatied with the Native Lenni Lenape beneath these branches upon his arrival here.
 
Erected by City of Salem, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Trees 🌲 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1675.
 
Location. 39° 34.377′ N, 75° 28.23′ W. Marker is in Salem, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway (New Jersey Route 49) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on West Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 W Broadway, Salem NJ 08079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friends Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); Esther “Hetty” Saunders (a few steps from this marker); Broadway United Methodist Church (within
Salem Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
2. Salem Oak Tree Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); 117 West Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Sinnickson House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem Post Office (about 400 feet away); Salem Municipal Court (about 500 feet away); 141 West Broadway (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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