Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bordentown Female College
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: Education • Fraternal 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 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.
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.