Kemble Inn, Tabernacle, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 94RedRover
N 39° 50.618 W 074° 42.644
18S E 524747 N 4410442
Quick Description: By the intersection of Carranza Road and Medford Lakes road, stands an historic inn, the Kemble Inn, built in 1845.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2008 3:46:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM3Z4B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 13

Long Description:
In the mid 1700s, iron, charcoal and glass industries were aplenty in the south Jersey pine barrens. The Speedwell Furnace, opened in 1785 by Benjamin Randolph led to the eventual founding of Tabernacle Township.

The crossroads at Tabernacle became an area for local commerce and meeting. A schoolhouse, church, general store, blacksmith and inn were built.

Charles S. Kemble founded this inn in 1845. Apart from being an innkeeper, he was also a farmer and area blacksmith. He served as a member of the NJ House of Assembly from 1855-1859. Later he became the Burlington County Sheriff, but died in office in 1869.
Marker Name: Kemble Inn

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
Kemble Inn Owner 1845 Charles S. Kemble, innkeeper, farmer, blacksmith, member N.J. House of Assembly 1855-59 Burl. Co Sheriff 1869. Died in office.


Dedication Date: 01/01/1970

City: Tabernacle

County: Burlington

Group responsible for placement: Tabernacle Historical Society

Web Link: [Web Link]

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