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REVOLUTIONARY WAR SITES IN MILLVILLE, NEW JERSEY

Millville New Jersey during the Revolutionary War
CAPTAIN JOSEPH BUCK WATERFRONT PARK
Captain Joseph Buck Waterfront Park
Millville, New Jersey
Captain Joseph Buck Waterfront Park
Millville, New Jersey

Captain Joseph Buck Waterfront Park
Buck St. and W. Main St.
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This park is named for Revolutionary War Captain Joseph Buck (1753 - 1803). After the war, he served as commander of the Cumberland County Militia, and founded the town of Millville. A plaque by the river tells Captain Buck's story:

"Captain Joseph Buck, a veteran Revolutionary War officer and commander of the Cumberland County Militia, stood on these riverbanks in the early 1790's and reviewed his troops. As time went on he foresaw a new city of manor houses, lumber mills and industry amid the wilderness. In 1796, Captain Buck and partners Eli Elmer and Robert Smith  purchased 24,000 acres along the Maurice River, where Captain Buck founded Millville and designed its streets. Though he died before his dreams for the city became a reality, Captain Buck's rugged spirit and far-reaching vision gave Millville a resilient foundation that endures today." [1]

Facing the river, is a very fine statue of Captain Buck, sculpted by Gareth Curtiss, a sculptor in Washington state. To see more of his work, visit his website: www.garethcurtiss.com

Revolutionary War Sites in Millville NJ
MILLVILLE MUNICIPAL BUILDING
Millville Municipal Building
Millville, New Jersey

Millville Municipal Building
12 S. High St.
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The Municipal Building is located at the site of the home of Captain Joseph Buck. A plaque at the entrance pays tribute to Joseph Buck as Revolutionary War Soldier, County Sheriff, and the founder of Millville. [2]

Revolutionary War Sites in Millville NJ

Source Notes:

1. ^ Text of the plaque in Captain Joseph Buck Waterfront Park

2. ^  The plaque was placed by the Millville Chapter NSDAR on June 12, 1976.
The history section of the Cumberland County website states that this was the location of Buck's house.

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