Princeton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Princeton Bell
(One of the very few relics left of the famous war vessel)
By special invitation of Captain Stockton the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Princeton attended the launching of “The Princeton” on Thursday, September 7, 1843.
Location. 40° 20.91′ N, 74° 39.911′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Click for map. This marker, and the bell it describes, are mounted on a a stand in front of Princeton Borough Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Albert Einstein (within shouting distance of this marker); The Princeton Battle Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Princeton Battle Monument (about 300 feet away); Colonel John Haslet (about 300 feet away); Campsite of The Army of Louis XVI, King of France (about 300 feet away); New Jersey Patriots (about 300 feet away); Marines in the Revolution (about 300 feet away); Princeton War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Princeton.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for USS Princeton (1843). “The Princeton’s reputation in the Navy never recovered from a devastating incident early in her service. On February 28, 1844, during a Potomac River pleasure cruise and demonstration of her two heavy guns for dignitaries, one of the guns exploded and killed Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, and other high-ranking U.S. federal officials. President John Tyler barely escaped death in the incident.” (Submitted on February 27, 2016.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Persons •
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