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The past and present blend well in Salem County. Here, there are over 150 brick homes predating the Revolution. Salem County's rich legacy of historical places and events; its vast array of natural resources and open spaces; its stable farming community and strong economic job base all contribute to a quality of life for Salem County residents that is unparalleled in New Jersey.
There is probably no historic site in Salem County better known than the Salem Oak. It has been celebrated in poetry and prose for over a century, and incorporated as a symbol of the county by both private and public enterprises. Unlike any other local landmark, the oak is a living reminder of the county's history. Estimated to be more than 400 years old, this ancient tree is said to have shaded the Lenni Lenape, and local lore maintains that John Fenwick treatied with Native Americans beneath its branches upon his arrival here in 1675. What is certain is that the Religious Society of Friends, Salem Monthly Meeting, has owned the tree and surrounding property since 1681. This was the site of Salem's first meetinghouse and is still maintained as the Friends Burial Ground. The Friends Meeting cares for the grounds and the tree to this very day.
Finns Point National Cemetery was officially designated as a national cemetery in 1875 by the United States government. The fact that Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War are buried within the confines of the same national cemetery, albeit in separate sections, makes Finns Point somewhat unique. Arlington National Cemetery does have a Confederate Circle and Philadelphia National Cemetery encloses a separate Confederate section.