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

White Hill Mansion

Delaware River Heritage Trail

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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 2, 2022
1. White Hill Mansion Marker
White Hill Mansion stands at the end of a long avenue on a bluff overlooking the Delaware River. The earliest known sections of the house were built in the eighteenth century and there were many subsequent additions and changes over the following two centuries. In the eighteenth century it became the home of the Robert Field family. The family were early settlers of this area, which was known as White Hill. The Fields were prominent in business and political affairs over several generations. Fieldsboro is named for them.

The house was a regional landmark during the American Revolution and for a time was occupied by mercenaries working for the British army. In the 1920s, the mansion was converted into a restaurant which remained a popular landmark for 50 years. Restoration work is planned for the house, now owned by the Borough of Fieldsboro. White Hill Mansion is listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

The Field's original c. 1725 brick home was located at the end of what is now Delaware Street, near a busy wharf, ferry crossing and landing. It was used as a tavern as early as 1765. Variously known as
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 2, 2022
2. White Hill Mansion Marker
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the Field-Stevens house, Richard's Tavern, and White Hill, it too featured in the Revolutionary War. It was owned and operated by the Camden and Amboy Railroad from the 1830s to after 1870 and was a private home for several subsequent owners. It was destroyed by fire in the 1970s.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1725.
Location. 40° 8.11′ N, 74° 43.854′ W. Marker is in Fieldsboro, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street (County Road 662) and White Hill Mansion Road, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 4th St, Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fieldsboro Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Borough of Fieldsboro (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Archibald Maddock Crossley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Delaware: A National Treasure (approx. 1.1 miles away); Point Breeze (approx. 1.1 miles away); 19th Century Railroading in Bordentown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Discover Abbott Marshlands: A Natural & Historical Treasure (approx. 1.2 miles away); The "Wye" and the Lower Bordentown Station (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fieldsboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Mar. 24, 2023