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The Sawyer's House - Medford, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 55.044 W 074° 48.386
18S E 516542 N 4418607
Quick Description: One of three markers at this local and national historic landmark. This sign marks the modest 18th century home of the Kirby's Mill sawmill foreman. This sign is number 30 of 63 erected by the local historical society.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 11/23/2010 7:19:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMA6G2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Medford Historical Society has done a fantastic job posting these markers around the NRHP sites and the local historic sites as well. This sign in on the Kirby's Mill property, to the left and is easily found as it is right in the middle of the large lot to the rear. In back of it is the home of the foreman.

This is a local historic marker, blue, marked number 30 in a series of 63. In 2004, the Medford Historic Advisory Board had interpretive markers placed at 63 historic sites and structures and also published a guide book to those places. The website listed below will take you to a guidebook reproduced with the permission of the Township of Medford. The sign reads:

THE SAWYER'S HOUSE

This Early Simply Detailed
Frame House was the Home Of
The Sawmill Foreman at The
Mill Complex. With the Mill
And the "Miller's House". It
Is on the National Register.

1847-1997

This simply detailed, 1 story, three bay wide frame house with a shed roofed porch across the front was built in the late 1700s. It may have been a tenant house on the Jonathan Haines farm. Jonathan was one of the men who petitioned the NewJersey Assembly for permission to build a dam, a gristmill and a sawmill on the land bordering the South Branch of the Rancocas Creek, "one end abutting on the land of the said Jonathan Haines." In 1778, the mill was completed and started operations. This building became the home of the sawmill foreman and therefore was called the Sawyer's House. Kirby's Mill was entered on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in 1971. The Sawyer's House, being part of the mill property, was included in the nomination, which was researched by the late Clyde LeVan.

Marker Name: THE SAWYER'S HOUSE

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
THE NEHEMIAH HAINES HOUSE

This Early Simply Detailed
Frame House was the Home Of
The Sawmill Foreman at The
Mill Complex. With the Mill
And the "Miller's House". It
Is on the National Register.

1847-1997



Dedication Date: 1/1/2004

City: Medford, NJ

County: Burlington

Group responsible for placement: Medford Historic Advisory Board

Web Link: [Web Link]

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