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

Patriots Massacred in the Hancock House

 
 
Patriots Massacred in the Hancock House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Patriots Massacred in the Hancock House Marker
Inscription.
In commemoration of
the patriots massacred
in the Hancock House
March 21, 1778.
Erected
by the Patriotic Order
Sons of America
of Salem County
July 2, 1932.

 
Erected 1932 by Patriotic Order Sons of America of Salem County.
 
Location. 39° 30.504′ N, 75° 27.62′ W. Marker is in Hancocks Bridge, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Locust Island Road, on the left when traveling south on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Front Street, Hancocks Bridge NJ 08038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swedish Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alloway Creek Watershed (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bridges at this Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Waving Acres of Grass (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterned Brick Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock House Massacre
Marker at the Hancock House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker at the Hancock House
The Hancock House can be seen in the photo behind the marker.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quinton’s Bridge (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancocks Bridge.
 
Also see . . .  Hancock House. New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry webpage. (Submitted on August 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Patriots Massacred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Patriots Massacred Marker
British Maj. John Graves Simcoe and about 300 troops attacked the Hancock House on March 21, 1778 in retaliation for the local support of the patriot cause. The British bayoneted everyone inside the house, including Loyalist Judge William Hancock.
Hancock House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Hancock House
The initials of William and Sarah Hancock, who built the Hancock House, and the date it was constructed, 1734, can be seen in the brickwork on the south side of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,253 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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