Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Women's Heritage Trail
"Barton returned the Bordentown with an 'idea'. Why not fund a free school? It was a daring thought, daring enough to fire her spirit
Excerpt from the historical biography Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity, by David Henry Burton, 1995
The Clara Barton School is on the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail because of the spirit, dedication, and hard work of Clara Barton as the founder of the first Public School in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey's past and present.
Erected 2010 by Department of Community Affairs/New Jersey Historic Trust and Department of Environmental Protection/Historic Preservation Office.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 40° 8.76′ N, 74° 42.321′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Crosswicks Street and East Burlington Street, on the left when traveling west on Crosswicks Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Barton School (here, next to this marker); Borden's Towne Richard Watson Gilder House (about 700 feet away); Dedicated to School No. 2 (about 800 feet away); Tower Clock (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bordentown Female College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bordentown Military Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bordentown Military Institute (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
Also see . . . New Jersey Women's History. (Submitted on October 3, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Education • Women •
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,053 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. 3. submitted on May 24, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.