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Quinton Township in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Quinton’s Bridge

 
 
Quinton’s Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Quinton’s Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
On March 17, 1778, Colonial militia formed a line of defense on the south bank of Alloways Creek. The British, having occupied Salem, attacked the next day and by a ruse drew the Colonials across the creek into a(n) ambush. Seven Colonials died in the retreat, but the creek line held.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1800.
 
Location. 39° 32.916′ N, 75° 24.869′ W. Marker is in Quinton Township, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of Quinton Road (New Jersey Route 49) and Quinton Alloway Road (County Route 581), on the right when traveling east on Quinton Road. Marker is located on the west side of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quinton NJ 08072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory Of (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mt. Hope United Methodist Church
Marker on Alloways Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker on Alloways Creek
On March 18, 1778, 300 members of the Salem militia were ambushed at this location by a force of 1,000 British regulars and Hessians and 500 Tories. Although about 40 Americans died during the battle, the British were stopped in their foraging mission.
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Memorial Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Salem Friends Meeting House (approx. 3.2 miles away); 196 East Broadway (approx. 3.2 miles away); 219 East Broadway (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quinton Township.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Quinton's Bridge. Revolutionary War US website entry (Submitted on August 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker in Quinton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Marker in Quinton
Three days after failing to take Quinton's Bridge, the British took retaliation by massacring as many as 15 militiamen at Hancock House.
Identical Quinton’s Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Identical Quinton’s Bridge Marker
An identical marker is located on the east side of the bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 86 times this year. Last updated on September 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022