Moorestown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Morgan Hollinshead Clock Shop Site
He was well known as a maker of grandfather clocks. Circa 1775-1832.
For a number of years he was a member of the township committee.
A Quaker, he died in 1832 and is buried in the Friends Graveyard across Main Street.
The building, later used as a store, was demolished in 1969.
Erected by Historical Society of Moorestown.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
Location. 39° 58.026′ N, 74° 56.496′ W. Marker is in Moorestown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Chester Avenue on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moorestown NJ 08057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Coles Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); First Moorestown, New Jersey Friends Meeting House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Hessian House”Site of Cox's Tavern (about 500 feet away); Town Hall (about 700 feet away); Roberts’ Hall (about 800 feet away); Moorestown, N.J. (approx. ¼ mile away); Lutheran Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moorestown.
Also see . . . John Hollinshead. Drake House Museum website entry:
"Morgan Hollinshead numbered his clocks on the dial and about twenty of them are known to be in existence." (Submitted on November 20, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Site of Morgan Hollinshead gravesite at the Friends Cemetery. • Can you help?