Quinton Township in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 & Viaducts • Notable Events • War, 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 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.)
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.