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

Smith's Meeting House

 
 
Smith's Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, August 24, 2008
1. Smith's Meeting House Marker
Inscription. Built by Micajah Smith about 1800. Named "Methodist Union Chapel at Blackman's Mills" when incorporated in 1837. Micajah Smith, John Van Sant, privateer captains, and Jonas Morse and James Bell, Revolutionary soldiers, are buried in the Church Yard.
 
Erected by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
 
Location. 39° 31.117′ N, 74° 29.708′ W. Marker is in Port Republic, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker can be reached from Park Avenue near Main Street (Route 575), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic NJ 08241, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Inn (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark's Mill Meeting House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Early Meeting House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to Port Republic, New Jersey (approx. 2.5 miles away); 3rd Battalion Gloucester County Militia (approx. 2.5 miles away); British Anchor (approx. 2.5 miles away); Privateers (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Republic.
 
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Smith's Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Intile, February 27, 2011
2. Smith's Meeting House Marker
Stone marking the actual site of the Smith meeting house within the cemetery.
is off the side of a road, up a small hill and through a clearing. The cemetery mentioned on the markers is a very short distance beyond the marker. Most of the graves in the cemetery are from the Revolutionary War era.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.War, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Privateer Captain and Soldier John Van Sant (metal marker) image. Click for full size.
By John Intile, February 27, 2011
3. Revolutionary War Privateer Captain and Soldier John Van Sant (metal marker)
Revolutionary War Veteran Jonas Morse image. Click for full size.
By John Intile, February 27, 2011
4. Revolutionary War Veteran Jonas Morse
Revolutionary War Privateer Captain Micajah Smith image. Click for full size.
By John Intile, February 27, 2011
5. Revolutionary War Privateer Captain Micajah Smith
Wide view of the burial ground. image. Click for full size.
By John Intile, February 27, 2011
6. Wide view of the burial ground.
Memorial stone placed by the descendants of the deceased. image. Click for full size.
By John Intile, February 27, 2011
7. Memorial stone placed by the descendants of the deceased.
(note the misspelling of the word descendants as "descendents")
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2008, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,827 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2011, by John Intile of Toms River, New Jersey. Photos:   1. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 28, 2011, by John Intile of Toms River, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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