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Saddler’s Woods

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
1. Saddler’s Woods Marker
Inscription. Welcome to Saddler’s Woods Historic Conservation Area. These woods are in the Newton Creek watershed and contain old growth ecosystems, restored woodlands, and wetlands.

Saddler’s Woods is named in honor of Joshua Saddler. Saddler was a slave on a Maryland plantation and escaped to freedom with his wife and two daughters in the late 1830’s. It was here that Saddler found refuge and with the help of a local Quaker, Cy Evans, Saddler acquired a small farm and home for his family.

In time, Saddler gained his freedom and his family thrived. Word of his success spread. Soon other African Americans settled in the area, forming the settlement of Saddlertown.

Determined to protect the woods, Saddler wrote into his will that no heirs could cut timber from the land. Thanks to his efforts, this remaining forest fragment provides a glimpse of how the area looked when the Leni Lenape lived here, long before European settlers arrived.
 
Location. 39° 54.066′ N, 75° 3.534′ W. Marker is in Haddon Township, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is on MacArthur Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Collingswood NJ 08108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. King’s Road / Chew’s Landing Road

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By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
2. Saddler’s Woods
(approx. 1.1 miles away); The Hasrosaurus foulkii Sculpture (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hadrosaurus foulkii (approx. 1.3 miles away); New Jersey Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jonas Cattell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Grove School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ye Kings Highway (approx. 1.5 miles away); A Tribute to Audubon's Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Saddler’s Woods image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
3. Saddler’s Woods
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By Don Morfe, November 29, 2014
4. Saddler’s Woods Billboard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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