Tabernacle Township in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built by Daniel Randolph, 1770.
Furnace and forge by
Benjamin Randolph, 1773.
Log house standing until 1948,
also a log schoolhouse here.
Erected by Tabernacle Township.
Location. 39° 45.848′ N, 74° 32.674′ W. Marker is in Tabernacle Township, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Friendship-Speedwell Road and Hawkins-Speedwell Road, on the left when traveling west on Friendship-Speedwell Road. The town no longer exists. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chatsworth NJ 08019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chatsworth Honor Roll (approx. 3.6 miles away); Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away); Carranza Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of Stamping Mill (approx. 7.4 miles away); A Limited Resource (approx. 8.1 miles away); Site of African M.E. Church (approx. 8.9 miles away); Indian Ann (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tabernacle Township.
Also see . . . Thomas Jefferson's desk, 1776. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by John Intile of Toms River, New Jersey.)
1. Benjamin Randolph
Benjamin Randolph was one of the foremost cabinetmakers, gilders, and carvers in colonial America. Born in Monmouth County, New Jersey, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before beginning his career. He sold all sorts of cabinet and chair work at his shop at the sign of the Golden Eagle, on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. Thomas Jefferson lodged with him at his house on Chestnut Street while attending the Second Continental Congress in 1775 and 1776. Jefferson subsequently moved to the Graff House, where he wrote the Declaration of Independence, in May of 1776. According to Jefferson, Randolph made the desk on which Jefferson composed the Declaration.
— Submitted May 11, 2011, by John Intile of Toms River, New Jersey.
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 10, 2010, by John Intile of Toms River, New Jersey. 2. submitted on October 10, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.