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Built in 1730 by Nicholas Gibbon, maritime merchant whose ships carried most of the colonial trade of this port.
Built 1728 by Jacob Ware. "The oldest tavern in the County where one could obtain bedde and board for man and beast."
Built in 1795 by Richard Wood, merchant. A son. Dr. George B. Wood (d.1879), became a noted medical professor and writer.
Endowed as free school for poor children by Zachariah Barrow. Oldest educational building in Cumberland Co., it served until the advent of public supported learning. Militia trained here-1812.
Greenwich was the principal colonial settlement of Cumberland County, serving as one of New Jersey's first official ports-of-entry under British rule. While other early settlers, primarily Dutch and Swedish, were the first Europeans to explore thi…
Site of Baptist Log Meeting House and Burial Ground settled by The Bowen Company and their leader Rev. Timothy Brooks. United with Cohansey Baptist Church in 1710. Seventh Day Baptists in this company established the Shiloh Church 1737.
? ? ? The East Point Lighthouse was built in 1849 to guide boatmen into the mouth of the Maurice River, about one half mile to the north. The lantern sits atop the two story brick building, 48 feet above sea level, and is visible for about 7 mile…
Primary seacoast lights were located to warn mariners of their proximity to land, the presence of navigational dangers, and to help set their course. By 1852, however, lighthouses and lightships often looked so much alike that it was difficult to …
The East Point Lighthouse guards the eastern shore of the Maurice River Cove. This lone sentinel once provided hundreds of Delaware Bay oyster schooners with a guiding light to the ports at Port Norris and Port Elizabeth.
Constructed in 1849, i…
Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church was constructed in the meeting house form, rectangular in plan, with the pulpit placed on the north gable end wall and a U-shaped balcony on the other sides. The north elevation, facing Broad Street, is the pri…