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The Village of Chairville - Medford NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 53.949 W 074° 47.349
18S E 518024 N 4416585
Quick Description: This marker, recalling early industry in Medford, is located in Burlington County, at the intersection of Rt. 70 & Chairville Road. It seems at one time this was a thriving town which made...chairs! It operated from 1840 to 1890.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2008 3:56:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM3N74
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 20

Long Description:
Near Route 70 was a small village called Chairville in the 19th century. Chair parts, such as spindles, rungs and legs of chairs were made here. The village started with the building of a turning mill built by John Prickett prior to l844. The parts were carted to a Philadelphia warehouse for distribution to chair factories. I can remember growing up, older Medford residents recalled the wagon loads passing through town. They are all gone now but the sign remains.

Marker Name: The Village of Chairville

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
A chair parts factory and a sawmill operated here until 1845 to 1890. Chairville's one-room school served children in the area until 1900.

Dedication Date: 01/01/2000

City: Medford

County: Burlington

Group responsible for placement: Medford Historic Society

Web Link: [Web Link]

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