The Quaker and Indian Tour, March 2012

Photos by our son, Carter and our daughter, Patricia.

I started my tour at the Forks of the Rancocas Creek, which is a mile or so East of Centerton bridge. This is where the first Quaker pioneer settlers of this area came to barter with the Lenape Indians for land. The Lenape Indians lived in the Inner Forks of the creek and the Quaker’s bartered for the high land on the North bank of the North Branch of the creek. The Quakers selected the high land to avoid mosquitos and malaria. Quakers bartered for land in 1677.