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Public Buildings in East Greenwich  P U B L I C   B U I L D I N G S - Past and Present


Before 1894, each of the three small villages of Berkley (later known as Mt. Royal), Clarksboro and Mickleton maintained their own school district.

Schools of the Past:
Early schools in our current East Greenwich Township include: The Friends School, the Clarksboro School, the Mickleton School and the Mount Royal School.

Starting in January of 1810 classes were also held at the "Little Red Schoolhouse" on Harmony Road in Mickleton. The first teacher was George Mickle. It continued as a Friend's School from 1908. From 1910 until 1928 it was rented by the East Greenwich Township Board of education as a school for lower grades.

In addition there were schools kept in private homes. To name some: Miss Anna Weatherby's school; and Rev. O'Brien's school from 1890-1900, tutoring boys in Latin and Greek. The Rev. Jesse Burke, Rector of St. Peter's Church, also had pupils.

Mount Royal's original one room schoolhouse stood on the same site as the larger school built after 1836.

The original Clarksboro School was known to have existed in 1876.

Mickleton's first public schoolhouse was a frame one built in 1877 at the corner of Kings Highway and Quaker Road. This was replaced in 1928 by the red brick school which now houses the East Greenwich Library. In 1971 the Jeffrey Clark elementary school was built on Quaker Road.

Prior to 1911, students from East Greenwich attended various post-elementary schools including Bacon Academy in Woodstown, Friends Central School in Philadelphia, an Academy or Deptford Institute in Woodbury and others. The Select School at Upper Greenwich opened in 1874 at the Upper Greenwich Hall with 22 scholars, under the care of Anna Churchman of Philadelphia.

A public high school was built in Woodbury in 1911.
In 1931 a New Jersey State law required school attendance until the age of 16. At that time East Greenwich township paid tuition to Woodbury or Swedesboro high school for resident's children.

Schools of the Present:

Jeffrey Clark School
Grades K-2
7 Quaker Road, Mickleton NJ
856- 423-0613
built on Quaker Road in 1971
Jeffrey Clark School in Mickleton NJ
Jeffrey Clark School, photograph taken 2003 by J. Brown

Samuel Mickle School
Grades 3-6
559 Kings Highway, Mickleton NJ
Samuel Mickle School in Mickleton NJ
Samuel Mickle School, photograph taken 2003 by J. Brown

East Greenwich students attend high school at Kingsway Regional High School in Woolwich NJ

School & related web sites:

East Greenwich Township Schools - School Website

East Greenwich Township Schools - Official East Greenwich Township Web site

East Greenwich School System - by SchoolMatch


Angel Visit Baptist Church

15 North Street
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
SEE History and photographs of Angel Visit Baptist Church

Berkley Baptist Church

177 Kings Highway
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
(856) 423-3725
SEE History and photographs of Berkley Baptist Church

Evangelical United Methodist Church

14 W. Cohawkin Road
Clarksboro, NJ 08020
(856) 423-0289
SEE History and photographs of Evangelical United Methodist Church

Kingsway Baptist Church

Kings Highway
Mickleton, NJ 08056
(856) 467-1672
SEE History and photograph of Kingsway Baptist Church

Mickleton Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Kings Highway and Democrat Road
Mickleton, NJ 08056
(856) 845-7682
History and Photographs of Mickleton Meeting

St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church
- Rev. Dennis Witt Nichols
304 Kings Highway
Clarksboro, NJ 08028
(856) 423-4116 FAX: (856) 423-4938
SEE History and photographs of St. Peters Church

Zion United Methodist Church

242 Kings Highway
Clarksboro, NJ 08020
(856) 423-2000
SEE HISTORY and photographs of the Zion United Methodist Church

Listing of Churches located in Gloucester Co NJ


East Greenwich Library
535 Kings Highway, PO Box 26
Mickleton, NJ 08056
Phone: 856-423-1149
Map and Directions

If you would like to volunteer for a good cause, become a Friend of the Library. You can make a difference as they work together on a variety of new projects. Call the library for information.

History of the East Greenwich Public Library
from the Gloucester County Library web site

Emma Engle Memorial at the East Greenwich Public Library

The East Greenwich Library sits on the site of Mickleton's first public schoolhouse built in 1877. That frame building was replaced in 1928 by a red brick school, currently being used by the East Greenwich Public Library.

East Greenwich Public Library
East Greenwich Public Library
Photograph from East Greenwich Master Plan document 2003

Early Mickleton School House
Mickleton Public School House - from 1988 History of East Greewich booklet

Gloucester County Library System


Amos J. Peaslee Municipal Annex

East Greenwich Municipal Building

Mickleton Post Office


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