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

Friends Burial Ground

A.D. 1676

 
 
Friends Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Friends Burial Ground Marker
Inscription. This oak tree, a survivor of the original forest, was standing here when Salem was founded by John Fenwick in 1675. It is eighty-eight feet high and its foliage covers one-quarter of an acre.
“This tablet was erected on October 10th, 1925, by the New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania on the quarter millennial anniversary of the founding of Salem.”
 
Erected 1925 by New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 34.375′ N, 75° 28.223′ W. Marker is in Salem, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of W Broadway (New Jersey Route 49) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on W Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem NJ 08079, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Esther “Hetty” Saunders (here, next to this marker); Salem Oak Tree (here, next to this marker); Salem County Office Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fenwick Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library
Marker in Salem image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Marker in Salem
(approx. 0.2 miles away); New Johnson Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Salem (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraNatural Features
 
Salem Oak Tree image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Salem Oak Tree
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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