Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Raid on Crosswicks Creek

 
 
Crosswicks Creek Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. Crosswicks Creek Raid Marker
Inscription.  Waters of Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River join below. 22 vessels at Bordentown and 4 at White Hill were among the 44 that were destroyed in a British raid on May 8, 1778. All were trapped in the Upper Delaware when the British took Philadelphia in September 1777. Sites in Crosswicks Creek containing the remains of two vessels are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1990 by Rancocas Valley Chapter, National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1777.
 
Location. 40° 8.989′ N, 74° 42.957′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Prince Street near Courtland Street. Marker is next to fence at the head of Prince Street about 50 feet behind the Thomas Paine Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers.
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Paine Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crosswicks Creek "Trestle Vessel" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Thomas Buchanan Read (about 500 feet away); The "Wye" and the Lower Bordentown Station (about 600 feet away); Discover Abbott Marshlands: A Natural & Historical Treasure (about 600 feet away); Home of Stephen Sayre (about 700 feet away); Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd (about 700 feet away); An Early Transportation Hub (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Marker on Pedestal at Head of Prince Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Marker on Pedestal at Head of Prince Street
Crosswicks Creek as Seen from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
3. Crosswicks Creek as Seen from Marker Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,912 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=5336

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 22, 2024