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Township History

Historical Sites


Historical Sites

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Jacob’s Chapel – Jacob’s Chapel was built in 1859. Behind it is an African American cemetery with soldiers from the civil war. During the war, Quakers in Mount Laurel helped slaves to escape to the north through the Underground Railroad using the chapel as a hiding location for the slaves. 






Paulsdale

Paulsdale, on Hooton Road, was built by Benjamin Hooton in 1800 on farmland that had been granted by the King in the 1600s. Alice Paul, an internationally known champion of women’s right to vote and the Equal Rights Amendment, was born at Paulsdale. Her family owned the house and surrounding 170 acres 1883-1957. Paulsdale is a National Historic Landmark and today is the home of the Alice Paul Institute.



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