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

Bordentown Female College

 
 
Bordentown Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2020
1. Bordentown Female College Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the Memory of
The Bordentown Female College

1850 — 1900

Presented by the B.F.C. Association

 
Erected 1914 by Bordentown Female College Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 40° 8.774′ N, 74° 42.703′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Crosswicks St. near Farnsworth Ave, in the median. Marker divides Crosswicks Street where Crosswicks intersects and ends at Farnsworth Ave in the Historic Bordentown district. It is within 50 feet of the Bordentown City Hall. 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. The Telephone made its Bordentown Debut in 1882 (within shouting distance of this marker); Friends Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bordentown (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Clock
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(within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars I and II Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Paine (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been most likely moved to this location during some point in the last 30 years and it was once a fountain. Because of the time period and height of the monument, I suspect that it was a horse fountain that once had troughs that the water fed into.


All of the plumbing for the fountain has been removed. The designer made interesting use of books in the design of the marker's crown in keeping with its academic theme.
 
Bordentown Female College image. Click for more information.
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2. Bordentown Female College
Bordentown Historical Society website entry
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The Bordentown Female College Marker divides Crosswicks St. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
3. The Bordentown Female College Marker divides Crosswicks St.
I can't imagine how a truck or drunk driver taking the turn too quick hasn't hit this!
Bordentown Female College banner on display in Bordentown image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2020
4. Bordentown Female College banner on display in Bordentown
Founded in 1851 by Methodist minister Rev Jon H. Brakeley at the end of Farnsworth Avenue and the Delaware River, the Bordentown Female College enjoyed a reputation as a fine finishing school for young ladies. It drew its students largely from New York society, and continued its education tradition in the subject areas of art and literature until falling financial victim the the Panic of 1893. The monument at the intersection of Farnsworth Ave and Crosswicks St is dedicated to the Bordentown Female College.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 12, 2008, by R. C. of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,808 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on February 13, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on February 12, 2008, by R. C. of College Station, Texas.   4. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2023