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Swedesboro in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Swedish Church

American Revolution Bicentennial

 

— 1776-1976 —

 
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By Don Morfe, November 27, 2014
1. First Swedish Church Marker
Inscription.  In the Bicentennial Year the Swedish-American Community commemorates the founding of the First Swedish Church in New Jersey in 1703 on this site, visited April 8, 1976 by his Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.018′ N, 75° 18.414′ W. Marker is in Swedesboro, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Memorial is on Kings Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Swedesboro NJ 08085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trinity Church (here, next to this marker); Trinity "Old Swedes" Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish at Swedesboro (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stratton Hall (approx. ¼ mile away);
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Bodo Otto (approx. 4.4 miles away); William Mullica House (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Mullica House (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swedesboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 6, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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