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

Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library

C 1700-1800

 
 
Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2015
1. Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library Marker
Inscription.  The handsome pattern brickwork of this house is typical of the 18th century Salem County architecture. In addition to serving as a residence, these buildings once housed a temperance hotel and medical offices. John S. Rock, the first African-American attorney admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, began his professional studies here prior to 1850.
 
Erected 1998 by Courtesy 1795 Fair Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 34.384′ N, 75° 27.982′ W. Marker is in Salem, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is on Market Street (SR45). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem NJ 08079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Johnson Hall (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Grant House (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem County Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Salem (within shouting distance of this marker);
Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2015
2. Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library
Fenwick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 95 Market Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Old County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Market House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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