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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Salem, New Jersey

 
Clickable Map of Salem 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 Salem County, NJ (116) Cumberland County, NJ (85) Gloucester County, NJ (55) Kent County, DE (266) New Castle County, DE (835)  SalemCounty(116) Salem County (116)  CumberlandCounty(85) Cumberland County (85)  GloucesterCounty(55) Gloucester County (55)  KentCountyDelaware(266) Kent County (266)  NewCastleCounty(835) New Castle County (835)
Salem is the county seat for Salem County
Salem is in Salem County
      Salem County (116)  
ADJACENT TO SALEM COUNTY
      Cumberland County (85)  
      Gloucester County (55)  
      Kent County, Delaware (266)  
      New Castle County, Delaware (835)  
 
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1 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 117 West Broadway
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153670) HM
2 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 141 West Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153677) HM
3 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 159 West Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153683) HM
4 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 161 West Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153684) HM
5 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 179 West Broadway
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153686) HM
6 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 188 East Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153695) HM
7 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 196 East Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153694) HM
8 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 203 East Broadway
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153690) HM
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9 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 219 East Broadway
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153691) HM
10 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — 95 Market Street
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153711) HM
11 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Alexander Grant House
Built 1721 with earlier portions constructed c. 1690-1700. In addition to serving as a residence, these buildings once housed a temperance hotel and medical offices. John S. Rock, the first African-American attorney admitted to practice law before . . . Map (db m168704) HM
12 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Broadway United Methodist Church115-1/2 West Broadway
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153669) HM
13 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — City of Salem Market Street Historic District
Originally named "Bridge Street" for the northern Fenwick Creek crossing and first town entrance, most buildings date from the late 18th and early 19th centuries representing an American town from over 200 years ago. National Register of . . . Map (db m153701) HM
14 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — City of Salem West Broadway National Historic District
Originally named "Wharf Street" this was the town's road to the Port of Salem, which was Salem's trade link to the outside world. Most buildings date from between 1820 and 1890. National Register of Historic Places United States Park . . . Map (db m153665) HM
15 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Esther “Hetty” SaundersWomen’s Heritage Trail
Esther “Hetty” Saunders was a remarkable woman of color who began her life in the early 1790s as a slave in Delaware. In 1800, her father saw an opportunity to escape to freedom with his children, crossing the Delaware River into . . . Map (db m36431) HM
16 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Fenwick Building Reported permanently removed
1891 Built as Ford's Hotel. 1919 Converted to Salem County Memorial Hospital in memoriam to WWI soldiers and sailors. Opened with 30 beds, 12 physicians and surgeons. First year 1093 patients treated. 1951 Hospital vacated building relocating . . . Map (db m88554) HM
17 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Fenwick Building
Built in 1891 as Ford's Hotel, then considered the most elegant and modern of several hotels in town. Converted to Salem County Memorial Hospital in 1919, dedicated to fallen soldiers of WWI. In 1951 the growing hospital moved to Mannington . . . Map (db m153710) HM
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18 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Finlaw Building199 East Broadway
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153689) HM
19 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — First Baptist Church130 West Broadway
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153675) HM
20 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — First Presbyterian Church of Salem1856
Top panel New Jersey Register of Historic Places 1974; National Register of Historic Places 1975; Significant for its Romanesque and Gothic ecclesiastical architecture, its steeple structural design and for being a work of architect John . . . Map (db m88543) HM
21 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Friends Burial GroundA.D. 1676
This oak tree, a survivor of the original forest, was standing here when Salem was founded by John Fenwick in 1675. It is eighty-eight feet high and its foliage covers one-quarter of an acre. “This tablet was erected on October 10th, 1925, . . . Map (db m21659) HM
22 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Il Sannito
Forged in Naples, Italy in 1763Map (db m153697) HM
23 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — John Fenwick
To keep in perpetual remembrance the name of John Fenwick 1618-1683 Major in the Army of Oliver Cromwell, 1648 Proprietor of the Salem Tenth Member of the Assembly of West New Jersey, 1681 "That my said . . . Map (db m153699) HM
24 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — John G. Thackeay House71-73 Market Street — Market Street Historic District —
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153704) HM
25 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Memorial Baptist Church214 East Broadway
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153692) HM
26 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Mt. Hope United Methodist Church364 East Broadway — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 320 —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153715) HM
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27 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal ChurchSalem, New Jersey
has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Reuben Cuff founded this church in 1800. This present structure was built in 1878. Rev. . . . Map (db m127817) HM
28 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — New Johnson Hall
Built in 1806, was the residence of Col. Robert Gibbon Johnson, historian, agriculturist and champion of "New Jersey tomatoes."Map (db m127971) HM
29 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Old County Jail
This building was constructed in 1957 to replace the previous brick jail building (and Sheriff's House) built in 1867 and demolished in 1957 on this site. It served as the Salem County Jail until 1994, replaced by a much larger facility in . . . Map (db m153702) HM
30 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Old Courthouse Reported permanently removed
1692 First Courthouse probably of logs. 1706 Earliest Court minutes known. 1735 Second Courthouse built facing Market Street. 1817 Courthouse expanded for $772,582. 1819 Election defeated moving County seat. 1908 Main entrance added . . . Map (db m88558) HM
31 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Old Market House
On this site stood Salem's original market house from approximately 1742 to 1851. Market houses existed (and still do) for hundreds of years in Europe and early America, predating grocery stores. Salem's market was a one story open wood and brick . . . Map (db m153703) HM
32 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem Art Bank175 West Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153685) HM
33 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem County Clerk and Surrogate's Office
Completed in 1853 to replace a smaller brick structure constructed forty nine years earlier. The building was designed to be impermeable to outside fires, but as it was with double-thick brick walls and an arched roof. Such protection was deemed . . . Map (db m153700) HM
34 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem County Courthouse
Oldest active courthouse in New Jersey and the second oldest in the United States. Built in 1735, this building was occupied by British troops during the Revolutionary War and later was the site of treason trials for British sympathizers. The . . . Map (db m153698) HM
35 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem County Historical Society Museum and LibraryC 1700-1800
The handsome pattern brickwork of this house is typical of the 18th century Salem County architecture. In addition to serving as a residence, these buildings once housed a temperance hotel and medical offices. John S. Rock, the first . . . Map (db m88552) HM
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36 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem County Office Building
1798 Small brick building for County Clerk. 1804 Surrogate's addition built on northeast side. 1850 Design for new building by Philadelphia architect Gordon Parker Cummings. 1853 County Clerk & Surrogate building completion 36 x 48 Evidence of two . . . Map (db m88556) HM
37 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem Fire Museum
Built in 1869 as Union Fire Company No. 1, replacing their previous building named Union Hall, built in 1825. Salem fire companies included Union (est. 1749), Reliance (1825), Liberty (1866), Washington (1867) and North Bend (1904). This fire house . . . Map (db m153696) HM
38 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem Friends Meeting House
Built in 1772, this structure stands as the oldest house of worship in Salem, whose active congregation is the oldest religious organization in Salem County. Founded in 1676, this is the third (and largest) meetinghouse - the two previous located on . . . Map (db m153693) HM
39 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem Municipal Court125 West Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153673) HM
40 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem Oak Tree Reported permanently removed
Most famous New Jersey tree stands in cemetery. By tradition, John Fenwick made his treaty with the Indians in its shade, 1675.Map (db m21607) HM
41 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem Oak Tree
Estimated to be over 500 years old, the oak is the sole surviving tree from the original forest that covered this land when John Fenwick arrived in 1675. Tradition maintains that Fenwick treatied with the Native Lenni Lenape beneath these branches . . . Map (db m153666) HM
42 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Salem Post Office120 West Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m153713) HM
43 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Star Hall Corner
Site of Star Hall, demolished in 1898 for the building of City National Bank. Legend has it---if you step on the star, you will always come back to Salem.Map (db m153712) HM
44 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Thomas Sinnickson HouseC. 1820
This building was constructed around 1820 by Thomas Sinnickson, son of Andrew and Margaret Walker Sinnickson and grandnephew of Thomas Sinnickson who was active in the Revolutionary War. This historic building was home to one of Salem's oldest . . . Map (db m153671) HM
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45 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Underground Railroad Station47 Market Street
From 1836 through the Civil War, this house was a beacon to enslaved African Americans escaping north. Here abolitionists Abigail and Elizabeth Good provided funds and supplies to the runaways for their journey to Freedom.Map (db m127970) HM
46 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — Veterans Memorial
To all Salem Veterans living and deceased who have served our country with honor and distinction. Let it not be taken for granted that their sacrifices by which we enjoy the benefits of freedom.Map (db m153678) WM
47 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem — World Wars I & II Memorial1917-1918 / 1941-1945
Gratefully dedicated to our honored dead who gave all to give to the living the American way of life World War I David Bloemer • Frank B. Bartlett • Arthur Brown • Norman Casper • Robert J. Clampitt • Henry Coleman • James C. Conover . . . Map (db m153681) WM
48 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, Quinton Township — In Memory Of
In memory of Col. Benjamin Holme Col. Elijah Hand Capt. William Smith Andrew Bacon and those other patriots who defended the bridge at Quinton. March 18, 1778. Erected on the site of the Smith homestead by Oak Tree Chapter, . . . Map (db m153719) HM WM
49 New Jersey, Salem County, Salem, Quinton Township — Veterans Memorial
Dedication by the citizens of Quinton Township to all members of our Armed Forces who served their country honorably during all wars.Map (db m153718) WM
 
 
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May. 18, 2024