Off Brace Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
The Boy Scouts do wonderful work. If not for their Eagle Scout projects, we wouldn’t have a lot of the historic sites in the area. The boys usually do their homework and restore a site back to glory (one example is the Hadrosaurus Foilki site in Haddonfield).
This historic marker is found off of Brace Road in Cherry Hill (near Kings Highway/ Rt. 70 interchange). An Eagle Scout about 15 years ago restored an old sign. According to various sources, Old Salem Road is still visible (if you care to dare to walk over the railing where the marker is located.) Watch out! It’s pretty steep! This was one of the first roads developed in our South Jersey history.
The sign reads,
“Old Salem Road”….
“Here. Old Salem Road laid out 1681-1686 crossed the north branch of Cooper River. The British Army used this road from Haddonfield, June 19, 1778, their right wing branching to Evesham and the left to Moorestown, enroute to Monmouth Court House.”
The roads were not equipped to hold troops of massive amounts of soldiers which is why the army had to branch off and continue on their destination.
Check it out! It’s a very busy road so use caution.
Until our next adventure, my friends!