Marshalltown, New Jersey facts for kids
|Marshalltown, New Jersey|
|Elevation||0.9 m (3 ft)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||878149|
The community is centered at Marshalltown Road and Roosevelt Avenue, located 2.7 miles (4.3 km) southeast of Glenside and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east-southeast of Pennsville.
Before the abolition of slavery, these black-populated communities offered protection and aid to fugitive slaves, and "the likelihood that there was antebellum Underground Railroad activity is high".
The settlement once contained many houses and gardens, a school, stores, and two churches. Mount Zion A.U.M.P. Church in Marshalltown is one of the earliest African Methodist churches.
By 2010, only a school house, a church, and two cemeteries survived, and "isolation, theft, vandalism, and lack of historic preservation planning threaten the surviving cultural landscape of Marshalltown".
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