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

Captain Joseph Buck

1753 - 1803

 

— Founder of Millville —

 
Captain Joseph Buck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
1. Captain Joseph Buck Marker
Inscription.  Captain Joseph Buck, a veteran Revolutionary War officer and commandant of the Cumberland County Militia, stood on these riverbanks in the early 1790s and reviewed his troops. As time went on, he foresaw a new city of manor homes, lumber mills and industry amid the wilderness. In 1796, Captain Buck and partners Eli Elmer and Robert Smith purchased 24,000 acres along the Maurice River, where Captain Buck founded Millville and designed its streets. Though he died before his dreams for the city became a reality, Captain Buck's rugged spirit and far-reaching vision gave Millville a resilient foundation that endures today.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 23.79′ N, 75° 2.421′ W. Marker is in Millville, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Buck Street and Sassafras Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Buck St, Millville NJ 08332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
Captain Joseph Buck statue image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
2. Captain Joseph Buck statue
as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Springsteadah Plaza (about 700 feet away); The "Millville Bank" Historical Society Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noted Glassworks (approx. half a mile away); The Millville Plant (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gunnery Practice Over The Atlantic (approx. 2.4 miles away); C-23 Sherpa (approx. 2.4 miles away); A-4F Skyhawk (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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Feb. 28, 2021