Products of The Marshalltown Survey & Documentation Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission by Janet L. Sheridan

This project is a survey and record of the surviving buildings and cemeteries and their histories in Marshalltown, Salem County, NJ.  Marshalltown is one of several early-nineteenth-century free-black communities in Salem County.  A school house, a church, and two cemeteries survive from its nineteenth and early-twentieth century heyday as a center of African-American everyday rural life.  The historic landscape of Marshalltown is dispersing.   Once a setting for many houses and gardens, churches, a school and stores, Marshalltown is now a fragmented cultural landscape, yet key buildings survive to tell it’s history.  read the full report here…