Newton Colony, New Jersey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Newton Colony was the third English settlement in West Jersey.[1] Newton Colony was founded in 1682 by a group of Quakers, who had emigrated from Ireland, on the banks of Newton Creek, a tributary of the Delaware River, in present-day Camden County, New Jersey.[1] The founders of Newton Colony were William Bates, George Goldsmith, Mark Newbie, Thomas Sharp, Thomas Thackara and Robert Zane.[1] The original Newton Colony occupied most of the present day municipalities of Oaklyn and Collingswood, New Jersey.[1] The original colony grew to occupy a portion of the present day municipalities of Camden, Haddon Township, Pennsauken Township, and Haddonfield.


  1. ^ a b c d Clement, John (1877). Sketches of the first emigrant settlers in Newton Township, Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey. Camden: Sinnickson Chew.

Coordinates: 39°55′50″N 75°05′11″W / 39.9305°N 75.0864°W / 39.9305; -75.0864