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

Margaret "Maggie" Creswell

1899 - 1978

 
 
Margaret "Maggie" Creswell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 22, 2022
1. Margaret "Maggie" Creswell Marker
Inscription.  In 1924, Mrs. Creswell, a longtime Atlantic City resident, became the first female police officer in both Atlantic City and the State of New Jersey. In 1927, she became a permanent member of the Police Department. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, she moved here in 1919, with her husband, Berned Creswell. Her law enforcement career began in 1921, as a clerk in the Atlantic County Sheriff's Office. A dedicated police officer, she worked with female juveniles and rape victims. Privately, she collected food and clothing for the needy. Mrs. Creswell was active in many organizations including: Elks Ocean Temple Lodge, Police Benevolent Association, Northside Women's Club, United Sons & Daughters of the British West Indies and the local NAACP. In 1964, she retired from the Police Department after 40 years of service. To recognize her achievements, a grateful community hosted a party at the former 500 Club on Missouri Avenue.
 
Erected by City of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
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Charity & Public WorkCivil RightsFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsLaw EnforcementWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, City of Atlantic City series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 39° 21.311′ N, 74° 26.74′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and North Iowa Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Atlantic Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2725 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John J. Mooney, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ritz Condominiums (approx. ¼ mile away); Harold Corry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Father John Quaremba (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christopher Joseph Ford (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miss America (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Seymour "Pinky" Kravitz (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Margaret "Maggie" Creswell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 22, 2022
2. Margaret "Maggie" Creswell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 23, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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