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Capt. Lawrence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
1. Capt. Lawrence Marker
Inscription.
Birth Place
Captain James Lawrence

[ Second Marker: ]
Birth Place
James Fenimore Cooper

 
Location. 40° 4.553′ N, 74° 51.433′ W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Markers on on two attached houses on High Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 457-459 High Street, Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Center of Arts and Culture (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Office of the Council of Proprietors and the Surveyor General (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ockanickon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grant House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old St. Mary’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Isaac Collins House (approx. 0.2 miles away); New St. Mary’s (approx. ¼ mile away); Founding of St. Mary’s Parish (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .  Brief biography of Captain James Lawrence from City of Burlington website. (Submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Cooper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
2. Cooper Marker
Lawrence Birth House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
3. Lawrence Birth House
Capt. Lawrence was a naval hero in the War of 1812. His greatest victory was the capture and sinking of the H.M.S. Peacock while in command of the sloop of war U.S.S. Hornet. He died in action on June 1, 1813 during an engagement between the frigates U.S.S. Chesapeake and H.M.S. Shannon, his last words being “Don’t give up the ship.”
Cooper Birth House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
4. Cooper Birth House
James Fenimore Cooper was born and spent the first year of his life in this house. His writings include The Deerslayer and Last of the Mohicans. Cooper returned to Burlington and lived out his life nearby.
Birth Houses of Capt. Lawrence and James F. Cooper image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 18, 2010
5. Birth Houses of Capt. Lawrence and James F. Cooper
The parents of James Lawrence were Tories and had a Hessian commander as a dinner guest in this house during the American Revolution.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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