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Stoutsburg in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Province Line Road

 
 
Province Line Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 7, 2009
1. Province Line Road Marker
Inscription. In 1664, the Duke of York sold New Jersey, or "Nova Caesaria" to Lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret.

East Jersey: Carteret's Trustees sold a "Half" in 1682 to twelve associates, thereafter proprietors of East Jersey.

West Jersey: Berkley sold a "Half" in 1673 to associates of the Society of Friends, thereafter proprietors of West Jersey.

Location of a line between the "Halves" persisted in convention. Although not final, the Keith Line of 1687 permanently influenced the structure of New Jersey. Extending from "Little Egg Harbour on a straight line to the Delaware River" NNW and 50' more westerly, this line is perpetuated by Province Line Road, and bounds, in part, Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer, Monmouth, Burlington, and Ocean Counties.

Title remained in the proprietors, but government of both provinces returned to the British Crown in 1702. Finally resolved by the American War for Independence.
 
Erected 1971 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 23.939′ N, 74° 44.098′ W. Marker is in Stoutsburg, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Province Line Road and Hopewell - Rocky Hill Road (County Route 518), on the
Province Line Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, March 7, 2009
2. Province Line Road Marker
right when traveling south on Province Line Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Skillman NJ 08558, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hopewell Call To Duty (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hopewell Academy (approx. 1.6 miles away); Joab Houghton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Blawenburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Hart (approx. 2 miles away); The Historic Village of Mount Rose (approx. 2 miles away); John Hart's Cave (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Three Brothers (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 182 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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