Princeton Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This is Hallowed Ground
In the memorial grove beyond you, those who fell in the Battle of Princeton, both American and British, lie buried. The historic portico in which you stand was re-erected her to mark the entrance to the tomb of these unknown soldiers of the Revolution.
Funds for the rebuilding of this portico were raised by public subscription through the Princeton Portico Fund, Inc., whose trustees were:
Sherley W. Morgan, F.A.I.A., President;
Martin L. Beck, A.I.A., Sec’y-Treasurer;
Mrs. Walter E. Edge; Alfred Green, A.I.A.;
Robert W. McLaughlin, F.A.I.A.; and
Walter N. Rothschild.
This portico was dedicated on November 11, 1959
Robert B. Meyner, Governor of New Jersey
Erected 1959 by Princeton Portico Fund, Inc.
Location. 40° 20.02′ N, 74° 40.629′ W. Marker is in Princeton Township, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Click for map. This marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Portico Preservation and Rebuilding (here, next to this marker); Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonnade and Gravesite (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mercer Oak (about 700 feet away); Site of Moulder’s Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); The British Occupation of New Jersey (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Princeton Township.
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
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