Jeremiah Leeds

Jeremiah Leeds (HM1QMS)

Location: Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Atlantic County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 21.559', W 74° 26.125'

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1754-1835

A revolutionary war veteran standing six feet tall. Leeds came to Absecon
Island with his ten children in 1785 from Leeds Point, N.J. and built the first
permanent structure of cedar logs. He cleared the nearby land to create his
farm known as Leeds Plantation. That land is now occupied by the terminus
of the Atlantic City Expressway and the recently improved gateway corridor to the resort.
By the time he died Jeremiah was owner of more than 1,000 acres on the island. Leeds; second wife Millicent got a license to operate a tavern and boarding house called, "Aunt Millie's Boarding House." This was Atlantic City's first business establishments. Most of the homes in Atlantic City prior to its 1854 incorporation were built and owned by Jeremiah's descendants. His youngest son, Robert, became the first postmaster of Atlantic City. Another Leeds descendant Chalkley S. Leeds served as Atlantic City's first mayor.
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HM NumberHM1QMS
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 548640 N 4356803
Decimal Degrees39.35931667, -74.43541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 21.559', W 74° 26.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 21' 33.54" N, 74° 26' 7.5" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1979 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, US
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