Indian King Tavern State Historic Site (NR)

Indian King Tavern State Historic Site (NR) (HM1ERL)

Location: Haddonfield, NJ 08033 Camden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 53.939', W 75° 1.821'

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Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area

In late 1776, the British Army invaded northern New Jersey. The New Jersey Legislature fled south to Haddonfield. In May 1777, Hugh Creighton, keeper of the Indian King Tavern, purchased the dwelling in which the New Jersey Assembly had rented a room. From Creighton's room, the Assembly approved 20 war measures ranging from the purchase of arms and ammunition to granting militia exemptions to men working in defense industries. Here also it approved a state seal and voted to "establish the Word State instead of Colony in Commissions, Writs and other Process." In September 1777, the British invaded Pennsylvania and the New Jersey Legislature moved back north. Haddonfield became a Continental Army garrison town, occupied four times by the British. This difficult time in New Jersey's history is interpreted at the Tavern. Visit and explore a building that started its life in 1732 as a brewery and evolved into a hotel before becoming New Jersey's first state-owned historic site in 1903.

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Placed ByCrossroads of the American Revolution NHA
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 497405 N 4416545
Decimal Degrees39.89898333, -75.03035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 53.939', W 75° 1.821'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 53' 56.34" N, 75° 1' 49.26" W
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Area Code(s)856, 609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 233 Kings Hwy E, Haddonfield NJ 08033, US
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