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

Bear Tavern Road

 
 
Bear Tavern Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 18, 2010
1. Bear Tavern Road Marker
Inscription.
"All our hopes were blasted by that unhappy affair at Trenton"
— Lord George Germain, British Colonel Secretary
Bear Tavern Road
Historic route of Continental troops to Trenton where Washington achieved his famous victory over Rahl's Hessian Brigade of the British Army, December 26, 1776

Known in colonial times as The Lower, or River Road
(The existing River Road was not laid out until 1834)

Tablet erected by General Mercer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Road constructed 1930 by Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders
 
Erected by General Mercer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 17.278′ N, 74° 50.349′ W. Marker is near Ewing, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Bear Tavern Road (County Route 579) 0.1 miles south of Jacobs Creek Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08618, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Geography & Historic Landscape of Jacobs Creek
Bear Tavern Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 18, 2010
2. Bear Tavern Road Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s March to Trenton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bridges, Roads, and Railroads of Jacobs Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercer Airport (approx. half a mile away); The March to Trenton (approx. 1.6 miles away); Continental Lane (approx. 1.6 miles away); 200th Birthday of George Washington (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bicentennial of General George Washington's Birthday (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. General Mercer Chapter DAR. Information on the chapter that erected the plaque along with a biography of General Mercer, their namesake. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.) 

2. Findagrave Posting for General Hugh Mercer. Namesake of the organization who erected the marker. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Bear Tavern Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 18, 2010
3. Bear Tavern Road Marker
Jacobs Creek Bridge - Built in 1882 image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 18, 2010
4. Jacobs Creek Bridge - Built in 1882
Near this marker the Bear Tavern Road, known as the "Victory Trail" crosses Jacobs Creek at the Jacobs Creek Bridge.
Jacobs Creek Bridge image. Click for more information.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 18, 2010
5. Jacobs Creek Bridge
Plans to remove the bridge and realign Bear Tavern Road are in the planning stages. There currently is a campaign to Save the Victory Trail and Jacobs Creek Bridge
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,234 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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