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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Medford, New Jersey

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1New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 36 — A Sears Roebuck House
This home was built by Albert and Belle Ballinger in 1911. All construction materials were shipped in two freight cars on the rail line that used to run through Mt. Holly to Medford.Map (db m44718) HM
2New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 19 — Aetna Furnace
Started by Charles Read in 1766, the ironworks closed in 1773. The site included sawmill, gristmill, smithy and 9000 acres of land.Map (db m44989) HM
3New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 7 — Braddock’s Landing
This was the head of navigation on the Rancocas. Before 1800 iron and charcoal were unloaded here from wagon to barge for shipment to Philadelphia. 1847-1997Map (db m45026) HM
4New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 1 — Braddock’s Mill1847 - 1997
An up-and-down sawmill was running here before 1800. Charcoal burned from native oak trees filled the needs of the Philadelphia Mint.Map (db m45077) HM
5New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 18 — Christopher’s Mill
In 1678, the tract was 40,000 acres. The present 1743 house was built by the Hewlings family near the earlier mill. Signs of an early Indian camp ground exist across the road. 1847-1997Map (db m44668) HM
6New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 62 — Cross Keys School
Built by Lester Gager in 1857 at the corner of Dixontown Road, the school was moved here by the township in 1976. Former students called it the “Knowledge Box”.Map (db m45028) HM
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7New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 5 — Cross Keys Tavern
In 1777 Benjamin Thomas was granted a license to keep one of the first taverns near Medford at Cross Keys, now Fairview.Map (db m44667) HM
8New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 31 — Cross Roads
On February 4, 1847 Medford was set apart from Evesham Township and on March 9, 1847 the first meeting of Medford Township was held here at Crossroads, near the earliest homes. 1847-1997Map (db m44965) HM
9New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 52 — Decades Ago in Lake Pine
In 1920 Lake Pine was a cranberry bog and Taunton Blvd was a sand road. This log cabin, built in 1926, was converted from a summer cottage to year-round, c. 1950.Map (db m45022) HM
10New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 12 — Dr. Still’s Office
About 1860, James Still, “The Black Doctor of the Pines” a self-taught son of slaves, made and dispensed his famous herbal remedies from this site 1847-1997Map (db m44968) HM
11New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 35 — Ely Hall
Dr. Henry P. Ely built the house about 1844. The mansard roof was added after a fire in 1893. This 2 and ½ story home shows fine workmanship both inside and outside the building.Map (db m44717) HM
12New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 57 — Filbert Street School
The 2-story grammar school, built in 1876, had four more rooms added in 1907. Medford High School offered a 2-3 year program here, 1889-1917. The school closed in 1927.Map (db m44729) HM
13New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 59 — First House on Bank Street
Jacob Prickett built this home in 1827. Many windows have early glass. Original corner fireplaces in the living and dining rooms still operate efficiently.Map (db m44736) HM
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14New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 58 — First House on Filbert Street
Built in 1842 by Mahlon Reeve, this home was bought by Everett Mickle in 1955. He preserved and shared an invaluable collection of old Medford photographs.Map (db m44732) HM
15New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — Friends Graveyard
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) established this graveyard in 1759 along with the beginning of Upper Evesham Meeting that now is called Medford Monthly Meeting. The first recorded burial was that of Mark Stratton in the same year. Plain, . . . Map (db m79451) HM
16New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 8 — Friends Meeting
Established in 1759, the first Meeting House was built in 1762 The present Meeting House dates from 1814, with the newest addition completed in 1984. 1847-1997Map (db m44780) HM
17New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 50 — Glassworkers’ Homes
22 company-owned houses were built c. 1850 to 1864. Corner fireplaces provided heat and 3 outdoor wells supplied water. Rent was $5.00 to $6.00 per month.Map (db m44665) HM
18New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 23 — Haines / Cochley / Singer House1847 - 1997
Inherited by Elwood Haines in 1847 from his father Jonathan Haines, the property was later sold to the Cochley family, who sold it to the Singer family in the 1930’s.Map (db m44775) HM
19New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 3 — Hoot Owl Farm
Now called Sandy Run. This typical colonial glazed brick front home was built in 1772. Restoration was faithfully accomplished in recent years. 1847-1997Map (db m45023) HM
20New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 13 — Kirby’s Mill
Started by John Haines in 1778, as a grist mill, the settlement grew to include a sawmill, a smithy, a wheelwright shop, and a cider mill. 1847 – 1997Map (db m44659) HM
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21New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 29 — Main Street Meeting House
Built in 1842 following a theological dispute that led to a separation between Orthodox and Hicksite Friends in 1827. Friends reunited under one yearly meeting in 1955. 1847-1997Map (db m44777) HM
22New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — Medford Korean War Memorial
Erected by Medford Township in honor of the men and women who served their country 1950           in the Korean War           1955 Abrams, Harvey • Adams, David E. • Anderson, Joseph K. • Bakley, Henry T. • Barnes, Olin • Branin, Harold • Bruder, . . . Map (db m45080) WM
23New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — Medford Vietnam Memorial
Erected by Medford Township in honor of those who served their country in Vietnam Leroy E. Bunning, Jr. • Barry S. Chilkotowsky • Barry N. Wood • Herman J. Stricker • Harry Bozarth Jr. • Kenneth E. DeMore Jr. * • Harry C. Heinisom • Eugene J. . . . Map (db m44896) HM
24New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — Medford World War I Memorial
“In honor of those who served their country in the war to ensure peace throughout the world” 1917       World War       1918 ------------------------- Harry Barnes • Samuel Beebe • Helen Branin + • Herbert Branin • Howard Branin • . . . Map (db m44895) HM
25New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — Medford World War II Memorial
Erected by Medford Township in honor of the men and women who served their country 1941           in World War II           1945 Abate, Canio • Abate, Leonard. • Adams, David S. • Adams, Gene L. • Adkins, William • * Allen, Hazelton, W. • Anderson, . . . Map (db m45127) HM
26New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 46 — Milton Allen’s School
This mid 1800's house was once a private boarding school run by Milton H. Allen. The next year, 1874, it became Medford’s first fully free public school.Map (db m44719) HM
27New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 39 — Nine South Main Street
Isaac Stokes built this brick house about 1813. Half of the two-story upper level is an early sun room addition. This historic building was restored in the year 2000.Map (db m44685) HM
28New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 4 — Oliphant’s Mill
David Oliphant bought the sawmill / gristmill complex in 1763. Five generations of Oliphants operated the mill for over 90 years.Map (db m44991) HM
29New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 16 — Peacock Cemetery
Adonijah Peacock, a casualty of the gunpowder explosion of 1777 lies here among several generations of his family descendants. 1847-1997Map (db m102409) HM
30New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 6 — Powder Explosion
Adonijah Peacock died in January 1777 while drying a shipment of gunpowder rejected by Washington’s Valley Forge Quartermaster.Map (db m44983) HM
31New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 25 — Riley / Garwood House1847 - 1997
This classic 18th century Georgian house of Flemish Bond brick was built c. 1785. Note the belt coursing on the 2nd floor and the watertable brick details on the first floor.Map (db m44688) HM
32New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 15 — Sandtown
Many generations of the Prickitt family called it Prickittown. Several houses in the area date to the 18th century. 1847-1997Map (db m44958) HM
33New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 38 — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
This church was built in 1875. Dr. A. E. Scheibner had his office here from 1969 until 1992. In 2000 it was converted by his daughter into her own restored historic home.Map (db m44671) HM
34New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 17 — Star Glass Works
Windowpanes were made here by a farmers’ cooperative in 1825, tableware by Cochrane, and bottles by Trimble. Star Glass operated from 1850 to 1923. 1847-1997Map (db m44950) HM
35New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 27 — Stratton Burying Ground
Purchased for $120 by Evesham in 1813 from Enoch and Hannah Stratton for a public burying ground. Became part of Medford upon the founding of the township in 1847. 1847-1997Map (db m44972) HM
36New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 32 — The Albert Kirby House
This 1908 late Victorian was home to Albert and Anna Kirby, 1925-1952. He was Master of the Masons, Building and Loan President and a partner in Kirby Brothers until 1945.Map (db m44677) HM
37New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 10 — The Benjamin Wilkins House1847 - 1997
Built in 1785, this patterned glazed brick homestead is typical of several Wilkins properties of the period in this area.Map (db m45039) HM
38New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 55 — The Brace Road School
In the 1830’s James Still, Herbal Doctor of the Pines, attended here. The earliest of Medford’s four rural one-room schools, it closed in 1918.Map (db m44970) HM
39New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 21 — The Dr. George Haines House1847 - 1997
Dr. Haines was the first registered physician in Medford. He helped organize the County Agricultural Society and a local bank. He built this home for his bride in 1826.Map (db m44684) HM
40New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 45 — The Dr. Josiah Reeve House
Dr. Reeve built this home in 1876. Medford’s first dentist, Dr. W. Roland Dunn, rented office and waiting room space here from the 1930’s to the mid 1950's.Map (db m44948) HM
41New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 41 — The Dr. R. S. Braddock House
Physician R. S. Braddock lived in the mid 1800's farmhouse c. 1875-1900. He was President of the Medford Fire Company in 1897 and served as Fire Chief from 1899 to 1901.Map (db m44676) HM
42New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 34 — The Everett Haines House
Two adjacent homes were built by twins, Everett and Maurice Haines in 1911. Active in the fire company, Everett also was an original Director of Camp Ockanickon, founded in 1905.Map (db m44679) HM
43New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 14 — The John Haines House1847 - 1997
The oldest house in Medford is on land patented to the builder’s father in 1682. The west section was built c. 1690, with later additions. It was in the Haines family until 1919.Map (db m44962) HM
44New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 63 — The John Peacock House
This 1790’s farmhouse was built by John Peacock. The homestead has been continuously in use as an operating farm since that time.Map (db m44976) HM
45New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 22 — The Jonathan Haines House1847 - 1997
The home was built in 1760, the first in what is now called Medford Village. The 1820 addition was built by the grandson, also named Jonathan.Map (db m44781) HM
46New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 43 — The Joseph Allen House
Built in 1896 by Joseph Allen, this was the first home in town with indoor plumbing. The land was purchased from Mark Reeves, Medford’s first real estate developer.Map (db m44680) HM
47New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 60 — The Mary Smith House
This home was built c. 1847. Small corner fireplaces heated the living room and the bedroom above. The 1961 addition blends well with the original architecture.Map (db m44773) HM
48New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 33 — The Maurice Haines House
Maurice and Jeanette Haines lived here from 1911 to 1974. He served years on Township Committee and as Mayor. She was a Quaker minister, admired for her service to the community.Map (db m44678) HM
49New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 49 — The Methodist Cemetery
Burials are thought to have started here in the 1820's. The earliest legible date is 1836. Old area family names include Braddock, Prickett, Riley, Kirby and Stackhouse.Map (db m44779) HM
50New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 9 — The Nail House
Originally on Main Street, this house was used from about 1800 to mass produce cut nails using Mark Reeve’s horse powered machinery. 1847-1997Map (db m45036) HM
51New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 20 — The Nehemiah Haines House1847 - 1997
The "Miller’s House", first mentioned in a 1787 Haines family will, remained in the Haines family until William S. Kirby purchased the mill properties in 1877.Map (db m44660) HM
52New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 48 — The Oldest House on Branch Street
Henry Stackhouse built this home of salt box design c. 1815. The front porch was added later. The cedar siding resists the elements without needing to be painted.Map (db m44726) HM
53New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 40 — The Owen Stratton House
Owen Stratton, born in 1769 on his family’s farm south of the village, purchased this home in c. 1835 to be nearer the Union Street Friends Meeting House.Map (db m44687) HM
54New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 42 — The P.M. & M. Railroad
From 1881 to 1931 this former railroad station served the 12-mile line to Haddonfield. Milk, produce, passengers and mail were carried until the era of cars and trucks.Map (db m44675) HM
55New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 30 — The Sawyer’s House1847 - 1997
This early simply detailed frame house was the home of the sawmill foreman at the mill complex. With the mill and the "Miller’s House" it is on the National Register.Map (db m44657) HM
56New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 47 — The Stacy Prickett House
This Federal style brick home was built in 1830 for merchant Stacy Prickett. Legendary school mistress Bess Cowperthwaite, lived here in the early 1900's.Map (db m44720) HM
57New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 24 — The Stratton / Braddock House1847 - 1997
Isaac Stratton, son of Mark Stratton, in c. 1760 built this Flemish Bond brick home. It was probably built in two sections. In 1795 Robert Braddock purchased the property.Map (db m44772) HM
58New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 11 — The Thomas Wilkins House1847 - 1997
This, the second oldest home in Medford, was built in 1732. The Flemish Bond brick home remained in the Wilkins family until c. 1915, when it was sold to the English Setter Club.Map (db m45020) HM
59New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 28 — The Toll House1847 - 1997
Built by Ephraim Stratton c. 1830 in the style of a townhouse at Crossroads, which was the hub of Upper Evesham. Tolls were collected here on the Medford-Mt. Holly Turnpike.Map (db m45019) HM
60New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 53 — The Village of Chairville
A chair parts factory and a sawmill operated here from 1845 to 1890. Chairville’s one-room school served children in the area until 1900.Map (db m44661) HM
61New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 44 — The Weeks-Bowker House
Joseph Bowker paid $300 for the lot on which this 1876 home was built. In the early 1900's, Sadie Weeks Bowker always had 4 or 5 school teachers boarding with her.Map (db m44682) HM
62New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 26 — The William Dyer House1847 - 1997
Built in 1841, this Greek Revival House has Flemish Bond brick pattern. The first floor was once a store, changed to a two-family home c. 1900.Map (db m44771) HM
63New Jersey, Burlington County, Medford — 54 — Two One-Room Schools
Milton Allen attended Eastern School in 1848. He became the teacher in 1854. Eastern was moved from across the road in 1901. Next Kirby’s Mill School operated there until 1918.Map (db m44953) HM
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