Clayton Historic Preservation

Clayton, New Jersey 08312

Undated map of Clayton Township, New Jersey, believed to be circa 1860.  Map show Cedar Green Cemetery, Still Run Creek with both West Jersey Rail Road and Glassboro Railroads. Map lists property owners at that time.
Updated 07.18.2014

The mission of the Clayton Historic Preservation, INC.  (CHP) is to collect, preserve, document, interpret and share the unique history of the Borough of Clayton, New Jersey.


Headquarters of this organization, incorporated in 1987, is the Clayton Historic Museum, at 29 East Avenue.  The Borough of Clayton has graciously endowed the property to the Preservation.  The museum is open year round on Saturdays from 1:00 PM through 3:00 PM. Admission is free. The museum is also open by appointment; please call 856-881-3039.  Handicap accessible. 


Residents and former residents have, and continue to, generously donate and loan the museum beautiful and interesting historical artifacts to display for your enjoyment and edification.  The museum has artifacts from the glass industries which put "Fislerville" on the map.  CHP also has numerous artifacts from our businesses, churches, schools, military veterans, the fire, police and emergency services and the varied individuals that contributed throughout the years to make Clayton the wonderful place it is today.


The  Clayton Historic Preservation, INC. meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the museum.  The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.  CHP appreciates the feedback received and any volunteer services are an added bonus.

Webmasters:  Tom Perini and Patricia Lillie.  Contact us at



Revised 11.27.2012pl

Related sites


Borough of Clayton ..........


Clayton Police Department....................................


Clayton Public Schools ..........


Gloucester County Website.......................