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

Clara Barton School

 
 
Clara Barton School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
1. Clara Barton School Marker
Inscription.  One of the earliest free schools of New Jersey established 1852 by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Clara Barton series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 40° 8.761′ N, 74° 42.324′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Crosswicks Street (County Route 528) and East Burlington Street, on the left when traveling west on Crosswicks Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Barton (here, next to this marker); Borden's Towne (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard Watson Gilder House (about 700 feet away); Dedicated to School No. 2 (about 800 feet away); Tower Clock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bordentown Female College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bordentown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
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Clara Barton School-House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
2. Clara Barton School-House Marker
In this building, from 1852 until 1854, Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, taught school. Here she established one of the first free public schools of New Jersey in 1854. The building was restored by the school children of the state and dedicated on June 11, 1921.
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1. New Jersey Women's History. Clara Barton (1821-1912) was born in North Oxford, Massachusetts, where she taught school as a young woman. In 1852 she traveled to Bordentown where she received the reluctant approval of the town school committee to open a free public school where she would teach. School attendance grew under her direction to include 600 by the end of the first year. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.) 

2. Library of Congress - Historic American Buildings Survey. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
 
Clara Barton School image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
3. Clara Barton School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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