Near Columbus in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Keeler Oak
The Keeler Oak is a White Oak (Genus: Quercus, Species: alba) 88' tall with a drip line of 120'. This 300 year old tree was witness to the Colonial troops and Hessian soldiers as they marched through Black Horse down to Petticoat Bridge where a famous skirmish took place during the Revolutionary War. The tree is affectionately named for the previous owners of the farm "where it now stands and serves as" the Mansfield Township logo.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Natural Features • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 4.227′ N, 74° 44.182′ W. Marker is near Columbus, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Petticoat Bridge Road and Columbus Road (County Route 656), on the left when traveling north on Petticoat Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NJ 08022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Keeler Oak Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On a Tree South of this Spot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Petticoat Bridge SkirmishRevolutionary War Hospital (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kinkora Branch Railroad (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hunt Brothers Circus (approx. 3.7 miles away); Roebling Roll of Honor (approx. 3.7 miles away); Chain placed across the street (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Also see . . .
1. The Keeler Oak. Monumental trees website entry (Submitted on August 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Mansfield Township. Township website homepage (Submitted on July 16, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,482 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on July 20, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.