The Cooper Family
William Cooper’s children and subsequently their children also helped to ensure Camden’s development and growth during the next two centuries. In 1773, William’s great-grandson, Jacob, laid out some of the area’s earliest residential plots on Cooper-owned farmlands, calling the newly established town Camden, and naming the street running along the town’s northern border Cooper Street. Jacob’s nephews, Joshua and William,
This light-rail station stop is located within the Cooper Street Historic District, which was historically the city’s most fashionable. Some of the oldest and most architecturally significant residences within the city, dating from the early 1800s and located within Jacob Cooper’s original plan, may be found within the boundaries of this district. The original home of the family founders of the Cooper Hospital was located at nearby 121 Cooper Street and was replaced, during the late 1910s, with the present-day Johnson Library. All of these homes help to illustrate the more than 300-year history of the City of Camden.
(Inscriptionunder the image on the left) Artist’s interpretation of the ferry service on the Delaware River. Water color by T. Birch, 1779
(Inscription under the image on the right)
The Richard M. Cooper House, formerly located at 121 Cooper Street (the current location of the Johnson Library in Camden, NJ 1897.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1679.
Location. 39° 56.859′ N, 75° 7.459′ W. Marker is in Camden, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is on Cooper Street. The marker is located at the Cooper Street/Rutgers University rail stop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Camden NJ 08102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Sharpe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Enslaved Africans Once Sold Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooper's Ferry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Cooper Ferry Hotel (about 600 feet away); The Victor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Campbell Kids (approx. ¼ mile away); Benjamin Franklin Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); L-3 Communications (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.