Swedish Cabin

Swedish Cabin (HMEBZ)

Location: Lower Alloways Creek, NJ 08038 Salem County
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N 39° 30.497', W 75° 27.598'

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Hancock House Historic Site

This single-room cabin is a rare remaining example of hand-hewn, white cedar plank construction and reflects a traditional Swedish cabin. This cabin, with its glazed windows, is more elaborate than those typically constructed in the seventeenth-century.

Known as stugas, which translates to "room inside." These cabins were built in small clusters or stood alone, depending on the size of the farm. Swedish settlers established small communities throughout Salem, clearing only enough land to farm.

This cabin was rebuilt in 1913 using lumber that is over 400 years old. It was salvaged from the property of John J. Tyler in Salem. The cabin's construction follows the traditional building techniques of the seventeenth-century, with four-inch thick side planks, dovetailed corners, a fireplace and wooden pins instead of nails.
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HM NumberHMEBZ
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Placed ByState of New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 460457 N 4373284
Decimal Degrees39.50828333, -75.45996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.497', W 75° 27.598'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 29.82" N, 75° 27' 35.88" W
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Area Code(s)856
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 485 Locust Island Rd, Lower Alloways Creek NJ 08038, US
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