Indian Reservation - Indian Mills (Vincentown), NJ
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N 39° 47.643 W 074° 44.675
18S E 521867 N 4404930
Absolutely beautiful historic marker stands on the middle left of the local United Methodist Church and tells the story of the first Indian Reservation on this Continent. The marker can be seen roadside and is a foot from the church's foundation.
Waymark Code: WMA453
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
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The sign is one of those old-fashioned, heavy duty steel markers on an octagonal post. The sign is greenish gray with black raised lettering. At the top of the marker is a circle depicting the arrival of the White man on a horse with a pilgrim's hat greeted by welcoming Indians. These types of markers are very rare today and seldom seen. This one is in fantastic shape and is the only one of its kind in this town. The marker was erected in 1958 by the Archeological Society of New Jersey and is as close to a state sponsored marker program we have ever come close to. Not surprising, this marker is about the local American Indians indigenous to this area. The sign recalls the 1758 formation of Indian Mills and the Indian influence which made it happen. The sign reads:



Founded in 1758 by the New Jersey
Provincial Legislation on The
Edgepillock or Brotherton Tract, Now
Indian Mills. Under the Guidance Of
The Reverand John Brainerd, a Self
Supporting Community was Established
Here. In 1801, the Indians Accepted
The Invitation of the Oneidas in New
York to "Come and Eat Out of Our

Erected 1958
The Archeological Society of New Jersey

Marker Name: Indian Reservation

Marker Type: Local? Unofficial

Marker text:
Please see Long Description

Dedication Date: 01/01/1958

City: Indian Mills

County: Burlington

Group responsible for placement: The Archeological Society of New Jersey

Web Link: Not listed

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