The Kay-Evans House at Croft Farm

The Kay-Evans House at Croft Farm (HM1IC3)

Location: Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Camden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 54.018', W 75° 1.182'

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The Kay-Evans house at Croft Farm dates to the mid 18th century when Isaac Kay, a prominent West Jersey settler, built a two-story brick dwelling to accompany his burgeoning milling establishment on the banks of the Cooper River. Subsequent owner Thomas Evan, and his son Josiah, expanded the house and their milling and farming businesses on the site in the mid-1800s. The Evanses were active Quaker abolitionists and used the property as a station along the Underground Railroad, assisting runaway slaves traveling north to freedom. In 1925 John W. Croft, Jr. purchased the property, abandoning the obsolete milling industry on the site in favor of a more lucrative farming business.

Listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in 1999, the Kay-Evans House at Croft Farm represents Cherry Hill Township's early industrial agricultural and social history. The main farmhouse also illustrates the evolution of major architectural styles over three centuries.

The Kay-Evans House and Croft Farm property are owned and operated by Cherry Hill Township. Funding for the exterior restoration of the Kay-Evans House has been possible in part by the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund administrated by the New Jersey Historic Trust State of New Jersey.

HM NumberHM1IC3
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Date Added Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 498315 N 4416691
Decimal Degrees39.90030000, -75.01970000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 54.018', W 75° 1.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 54' 1.08" N, 75° 1' 10.92" W
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Area Code(s)856
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 93 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill NJ 08034, US
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