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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Gloucester County, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Gloucester County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Gloucester County, NJ (55) Atlantic County, NJ (276) Camden County, NJ (115) Cumberland County, NJ (85) Salem County, NJ (115) New Castle County, DE (633) Delaware County, PA (257) Philadelphia County, PA (1465)  GloucesterCounty(55) Gloucester County (55)  AtlanticCounty(276) Atlantic County (276)  CamdenCounty(115) Camden County (115)  CumberlandCounty(85) Cumberland County (85)  SalemCounty(115) Salem County (115)  NewCastleCountyDelaware(633) New Castle County (633)  DelawareCountyPennsylvania(257) Delaware County (257)  PhiladelphiaCounty(1465) Philadelphia County (1465)
Woodbury is the county seat for Gloucester County
Adjacent to Gloucester County, New Jersey
      Atlantic County (276)  
      Camden County (115)  
      Cumberland County (85)  
      Salem County (115)  
      New Castle County, Delaware (633)  
      Delaware County, Pennsylvania (257)  
      Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (1465)  
 
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1New Jersey, Gloucester County, Deptford — Clement's Bridge
After the Hessian rout at Red Bank, October 22, 1777, the main body fled over the bridge to the security of the British lines.Map (db m94964) HM
2New Jersey, Gloucester County, Deptford — Jonas Cattell1758-1849 — Cattell Cemetery —
Patriot Revolutionary hero soldier warned Col. Greene at Fort Mercer, Red Bank, of British Hessian Attack 1777-Foot markerMap (db m94972) HM
3New Jersey, Gloucester County, Deptford — The Clement Oak
The Clement Oak which sheltered Lenape hunters 4 centuries ago and early colonists 3 centuries ago and children at play in later years is dedicated during the tercentenary of New Jersey as symbolic of the state's continuing growth. Gloucester . . . Map (db m152087) HM
4New Jersey, Gloucester County, Deptford — The First Air Voyage in America
This plaque rededicates the landing site of Jean Pierre Blanchard's ascension from Philadelphia, on this the 200th anniversary of "The First Air Voyage in America"Map (db m152088) HM
5New Jersey, Gloucester County, Franklinville — The Buffalo Soldiers - 22nd Regiment U.S. Colored TroopsA Tribute To The United States Colored Troops Who Fought For Our Freedom — Civil War 1861 to 1865 —
The History The 22nd United States Colored Infantry (USCT) was organized in January 1864. With 681 Jerseymen on its rolls it was the most “Jersey” of all USCT regiments. The Regiment left Philadelphia for Virginia at the end of January . . . Map (db m174937) HM
6New Jersey, Gloucester County, Gibbstown — C. A. Nothnagle Log House
This property is registered on the National List of Historic Sites by the U. S. Dept. of the Interior. Built 1638-1643. Harry L. & Doris A. Rink, Owners.Map (db m69776) HM
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7New Jersey, Gloucester County, Glassboro — Hollybush
Hollybush was built in 1849 for industrialist Thomas Whitney. In 1917, the Italianate villa, located on the Whitney Estate, became part of the campus of the New Jersey State Normal School at Glassboro, now Rowan University. The house has served as . . . Map (db m168173) HM
8New Jersey, Gloucester County, Mickleton — Bodo Otto
Home of Dr. Bodo Otto, Jr., noted surgeon, legislator, judge, and militia Colonel in Revolution. Born, 1748, in Germany. Died here, 1782.Map (db m69755) HM
9New Jersey, Gloucester County, Monroe Township — Christopher Columbus1451 - 1506
Mater Christi Council 3352 Knights of Columbus Dedicates this monument October 10, 1992 to commemorate 500 years of evangelization in the Americas "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" whose faith and courage of conviction made his . . . Map (db m146775) HM
10New Jersey, Gloucester County, Monroe Township — First National POW-MIA Memorial Park
First National POW-MIA Memorial Park Dedicated 18 September 1998 to American POW-MIA
Jack Libby, Mayor Vietnam Veteran Debra Terch, Director Community Affairs Lou Palumbo, St. Coordinator . . . Map (db m146776) WM
11New Jersey, Gloucester County, Monroe Township — First Police StationMonroe Township Historical Society
The Township's first Police Station was a one-room office on the first floor of the 1929 Town Hall. It was the headquarters of the Township's first Full-Time Police Officer, George F. Ormsby, from 1929 to his death in 1953. This marker is located . . . Map (db m146778) HM
12New Jersey, Gloucester County, Monroe Township — Free Reading Room and Library Association
Formed February 8, 1878 and opened its doors July 1, 1878 Thomas Bodine offered the property at Main St. and Library St. Providing a 10 year lease of $1.00 so the library could be built at Main and Library Streets. First Superintendent John . . . Map (db m146774) HM
13New Jersey, Gloucester County, Monroe Township — Ireland-Hofer House
Purchased on September 13, 1978, for $78,000.00 from the First National Bank of South Jersey. Named for Dr. William R. Hofer and Emily G. Ireland. Listed on Wikipedia List of New Jersey Museums. This building is open for school tours and private . . . Map (db m146777) HM
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14New Jersey, Gloucester County, Mount Royal — “Death of the Fox”
Name of the tavern built in 1727. One of the “Meet” headquarters of the old Gloucester Fox Hunting Club 1786-1818.Map (db m94975) HM
15New Jersey, Gloucester County, Mullica Hill — The Mullica House
The Mullica House Oldest House in Mullica Hill, NJ has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1704Map (db m146781) HM
16New Jersey, Gloucester County, Mullica Hill — William Mullica House
William Mullica House 32 North Main Street has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior c. 1704Map (db m146779) HM
17New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — African American SoldiersRed Bank Battlefield
In 1819, Prince Bent, “a man of collour,” signed a sworn affidavit that he served with Dick Potter (another “man of collour”) in Colonel Christopher Greene’s Rhode Island regiment and that the two had fought together at Red . . . Map (db m89764) HM
18New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Ann Cooper WhitallWomen’s Heritage Trail
Ann Cooper Whitall lived in this brick home on the banks of the Delaware River with her husband, James, and their children. On October 22, 1777, British ships occupied the waters of the Delaware River, and local residents of the towns along the . . . Map (db m69788) HM
19New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Archaeology at Red Bank
On November 11, 1777, American soldiers at Fort Mercer tested two cannons recovered from the Augusta, a British warship that exploded after running aground the day after the Battle of Red Bank. Both cannons exploded when tested, injuring and . . . Map (db m99107) HM
20New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Battle of Red Bank
This monument was erected on the 22 Oct 1829 to transmit positively a grateful remembrance of the patriotism & gallantry of Lieuit Colonel Christopher Greene who with 400 men defeated the Hessian army of 2000 troops then in the British Service at . . . Map (db m13434) HM
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21New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Brigadier General Hugh Mercer
Brigadier General Hugh Mercer Soldier – Patriot – Physician for whom Fort Mercer was named in the spring of 1777 Born 1725, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Died Jan. 12, 1777, Princeton, N.J. Presented October 25, 1970 to the County of . . . Map (db m13406) HM
22New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Colonel Christopher Greene
Front of Monument: Upon this spot on October 22, 1777 Colonel Christopher Greene of the First Rhode Island Continentals with four hundred officers and men of the First and Second Rhode Island regiments successfully defended Fort Mercer . . . Map (db m13409) HM
23New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Flag of Fort Mercer
The Flag that flies above is a reproduction of the Flag of Fort Mercer This flag was the lanyard at the Battle of Red Bank in 1777. There is no known reason the flag was designed in reverse of Old Glory. This flag was donated and maintained by . . . Map (db m99108) HM
24New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Fort MercerRed Bank, New Jersey
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko contributed his engineering skills to the fortification of the Delaware River during the American Revolution which prevented the British Navy from entering Philadelphia in the fall of 1777. This was the second . . . Map (db m13435) HM
25New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Fort MercerRed Bank Battlefield
The post with which you are entrusted is of the utmost importance to America . . . The whole defense of the Delaware absolutely depends upon it . . . ”General George Washington to Colonel Christopher Greene, October 9, 1777 . . . Map (db m89741) HM
26New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Fort Mercer at Red Bank / Fort Mercer is Alerted
[Fort Mercer at Red Bank Side]: Late in September 1777, Philadelphia was captured by British General William Howe, with a serious disadvantage. Extensive American river defenses blocked the shipping of food and supplies to the British . . . Map (db m13437) HM
27New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — James and Ann Whitall House
James Whitall, a wealthy Quaker farmer and merchant, and his wife Ann Cooper built the main brick section in 1748. On April 16, 1777, the Pennsylvania militia commandeered the farm and built Fort Mercer in the northern apple orchard. Son Job . . . Map (db m13439) HM
28New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Marvin C. Creamer
In commemoration First Round the World Voyage without navigational instruments by Marvin C. Creamer Departed   December 15, 1982 Returned   May 20, 1984Map (db m20046) HM
29New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — National Park Armed Service Monument
This memorial is dedicated to all military veterans, militia, reservists and National Guards who served our nation honorably.Map (db m40552) HM
30New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Operations on the Delaware
When the Revolution began, Congress ordered construction of river defense systems to protect Philadelphia against a sea attack. A system of cheveaux-de-fries, a series of underwater obstructions, was developed. These consisted of large coffers . . . Map (db m13438) HM
31New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Red Bank Monument
Stephen M. Sweeney, Director, Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison Red Bank Battlefield Gloucester County Parks and Recreation Transcription of 1829 Monument in the Original Language North Side A number of the New Jersey & Pennsylvania Volunteers being . . . Map (db m69796) HM
32New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — The AftermathRed Bank Battlefield
Ye English soldiers came . . . They took two mares from me . . . and while the army was passing they came in and took our bread, pie, milk, cheese, meat dishes, cups, spoons, and then took shirts, sheets, blankets, coverleds, stodking, . . . Map (db m89743) HM
33New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — The Battle of Red BankRed Bank Battlefield
Fire low men, they have a broad belt just above their hips – aim at that.”Colonel Christopher Greene, October 22, 1777 On October 22, Colonel Carl von Donop advanced 1,200 Hessians on Fort Mercer. Dramatically . . . Map (db m89734) HM
34New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — The Medicinal GardenRed Bank Battlefield
Here was a pitiable sight. About 200 were laying on straw in two large rooms, some without arms or legs and others again with their limbs crushed like mush . . . . some floated in blood and told me that some had died for lack of something . . . Map (db m89771) HM
35New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — The Naval EngagementRed Bank Battlefield
While the battle raged at Fort Mercer, American and British naval forces engaged in intense fire on the Delaware River. Earlier in the fall of 1777, American forces had sunk chevaux de fries (racks of wooden, spiked spears) in the Delaware . . . Map (db m89740) HM
36New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — The SoldiersRed Bank Battlefield
This day was especially sad for me. I lost five of my oldest friends . . . . As long as I have served, I have not yet left a battlefield in such deep sorrow.”Captain Johann Edward Ewald, Hessian soldier The Battle of Red . . . Map (db m89751) HM
37New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Welcome to Red Bank Battlefield
Red Bank Battlefield is a service of the Gloucester County Board of Freeholders. This is the first stop on the 41-mile Oughta See an Otter Birding & Wildlife Trail. Red Bank Battlefield is the perfect starting point for a day or more of . . . Map (db m69799) HM
38New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Welcome to Red Bank Battlefield Park!
Red Bank Battlefield Park is a 44-acre park administered by Gloucester County’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Enjoy our scenic walking trails, beautiful views of the Delaware River, and tours of The Whitall House and Red Bank Battlefield. In . . . Map (db m89747) HM
39New Jersey, Gloucester County, National Park — Whitall HouseBuilt 1748
Col. Carl von Donop and his Hessians were treated here for wounds after their defeat at the siege of Red Bank, Oct. 22, 1777.Map (db m13410) HM
40New Jersey, Gloucester County, Paulsboro — Billingsport, New Jersey
      General Thaddeus Kosciuszko assisted in directing the modifications of the fort at Billingsport during the American Revolution which prevented the British Navy from entering Philadelphia in the fall of 1777.       This was the first . . . Map (db m69758) HM
41New Jersey, Gloucester County, Paulsboro — Dennis Leary & William Barney
In honor of Continental Marine Lieutenants Dennis Leary William Barney responsible for the evacuation of the 112 man garrison 2 October 1777Map (db m69763) HM
42New Jersey, Gloucester County, Paulsboro — Fort Billingsport
Historic Site of Fort Billingsport First Federal Land Purchase July 5, 1776Map (db m69800) HM
43New Jersey, Gloucester County, Paulsboro — The Fort at Billingsport
The Fort at Billingsport which was constructed in 1777 to control the Delaware River approach to Philadelphia during the American Revolution stood on this site.Map (db m69761) HM
44New Jersey, Gloucester County, Paulsboro — Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse
The Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse began operation on the evening of December 31, 1880. The lighthouse is a steel skeletal structure standing 85 feet tall with 112 steps leading from the neoclassical pavilion at the base of the tower to the lantern . . . Map (db m69773) HM
45New Jersey, Gloucester County, Pitman — History of Pitman Grove
History of Pitman Grove A group of Methodist ministers searching for a summer camp meeting location established Pitman Grove in June 1871. The New Jersey Camp Meeting Association purchased land from the Jessup family for that purpose. They found . . . Map (db m167374) HM
46New Jersey, Gloucester County, Swedesboro — First Swedish ChurchAmerican Revolution Bicentennial — 1776-1976 —
In the Bicentennial Year the Swedish-American Community commemorates the founding of the First Swedish Church in New Jersey in 1703 on this site, visited April 8, 1976 by his Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden.Map (db m79409) WM
47New Jersey, Gloucester County, Swedesboro — Skirmish at Swedesboro
A Revolutionary War skirmish occurred near this site on April 4, 1778. About 300 Loyalist and British troops marched from Fort Billings (near present-day Paulsboro) to Swedesboro, hoping to capture local militiamen. Finding the Patriots gone, the . . . Map (db m79410) HM
48New Jersey, Gloucester County, Swedesboro — Stratton Hall
Charles C. Stratton was borne here, March 6, 1796. He was the first New Jersey governor elected by the people, 1845.Map (db m25578) HM
49New Jersey, Gloucester County, Swedesboro — Trinity "Old Swedes" Church
To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Trinity "Old Swedes" Church and the visit of Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, April 4, 2003Map (db m79407) HM
50New Jersey, Gloucester County, Swedesboro — Trinity Church
As early as 1638, Swedes settled, farmed along the Raccoon Creek. In 1703, Trinity Church was founded along Kings Highway as the first Swedish Church in New Jersey and the third Swedish Church in America. The original Swedish log cabin church was . . . Map (db m79406) HM
51New Jersey, Gloucester County, Swedesboro — Trinity ChurchProtestant Episcopal Swedesboro N.J,
Founded by the Swedes before 1700. First Church built 1703. Present Church built 1784. Admitted to the Convention 1792.Map (db m79408) HM
52New Jersey, Gloucester County, Woodbury — Cornwallis’s Headquarters
Nov. 21-24, 1777, Cornwallis had headquarters opposite the Court House. His troops camped on the Meeting House grounds. Many soldiers carried from the battle at Red Bank were buried here in the Strangers Burying Ground.Map (db m29227) HM
53New Jersey, Gloucester County, Woodbury — Home of Captain James Lawrence
This property, the home of Captain James Lawrence while attending school in Woodbury, was presented to the Gloucester County, N.J. Historical Society by George M. Beckett Edward Tonkin Bradway Fannie V. Watson Bradway James Cooper Griscom Howard . . . Map (db m29418) HM
54New Jersey, Gloucester County, Woodbury — Ladd's Castle
John Ladd, who helped Penn plan Philadelphia, built this house in 1688. The original name was Candor Hall.Map (db m29246) HM
55New Jersey, Gloucester County, Woodbury — The Victor1918
Erected by the citizens of Woodbury in honor of all who served in the World War < Forward Marker > Dedicated 1966 The trees planted along Broad Street to be known also as the “Avenue of the Veterans” are dedicated to those of the . . . Map (db m29372) HM
 
 
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Feb. 3, 2023