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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Swedesboro
Swedesboro, New Jersey and Vicinity
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Trinity "Old Swedes" Church and the visit of Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, April 4, 2003 — — Map (db m79407) HM|
|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|
|Founded by the Swedes before 1700. First Church built 1703. Present Church built 1784. Admitted to the Convention 1792. — — Map (db m79408) HM|