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

 
 
Salem Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Salem Oak Tree Marker
Inscription.  Most famous New Jersey tree stands in cemetery. By tradition, John Fenwick made his treaty with the Indians in its shade, 1675.
 
Erected 1964 by State of 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. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 34.372′ N, 75° 28.223′ W. Marker was in Salem, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker was at the intersection of W Broadway (New Jersey Route 49) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on W Broadway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Salem NJ 08079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Esther “Hetty” Saunders (here, next to this marker); Friends Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Salem Oak Tree (a few steps from this marker); Broadway United Methodist Church
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(within 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 400 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 This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .  Iconic oak tree nearly 600 years old and a ‘vital’ part of N.J. history collapses. (Submitted on June 7, 2019, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Tree Lost
The Salem Oak crashed to the ground on June 6, 2019.
    — Submitted June 7, 2019, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
Marker in Salem image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker in Salem
Marker and the Salem Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Marker and the Salem Oak Tree
The Salem Oak Tree can be seen in this photo behind the marker, in the Friends Burial Ground.
The Famous Salem Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. The Famous Salem Oak Tree
The oak tree in Salem, NJ stands more than 88 feet high and will shade an area of ¼ acre.
Salem Oak Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., December 23, 2018
5. Salem Oak Tree Marker
<i>The old Salem Oak, Salem, N.J.</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
6. The old Salem Oak, Salem, N.J.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,439 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on December 24, 2018, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.   6. submitted on September 13, 2015.

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