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

British Raid on Crosswicks Creek

 
 
Crosswicks Creek Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Crosswicks Creek Raid Marker
Inscription. Waters of Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River join below. 22 vessels at Bordentown and 4 at White Hill were among the 44 that were destroyed in a British raid on May 8, 1778. All were trapped in the Upper Delaware when the British took Philadelphia in September 1777. Sites in Crosswicks Creek containing the remains of two vessels are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Commemorated May 20, 1990 by Rancocas Valley Chapter
National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

 
Erected 1990 by Rancocas Valley Chapter, National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.989′ N, 74° 42.957′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Prince Street near Courtland Street. Touch for map. Marker is next to fence at the head of Prince Street about 50 feet behind the Thomas Paine Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Paine Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd
Marker on Pedestal at Head of Prince Street image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Marker on Pedestal at Head of Prince Street
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wright House (about 800 feet away); Patience Lowell Wright (about 800 feet away); Francis Hopkinson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey (approx. 0.2 miles away); 19th Century Railroading in Bordentown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Paine (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Crosswicks Creek as Seen from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. Crosswicks Creek as Seen from Marker Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,420 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 12, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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