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Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Borden's Towne

Settled 1682

 
 
Borden's Towne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
1. Borden's Towne Marker
Inscription. Following the Continental Army's retreat across the Delaware River in December 1776, 2,000 Hessian and Scots troops commanded by Colonel Kurt vonDonop occupied this towne.

A small band of Americans under Colonel Samuel Griffin lured these troops toward Mt. Holly prior to George Washington's attack on Trenton, thus contributing to his victory on December 26.

The towne was pillaged and sections burned by the British on May 8, and June 23, 1778.
 
Location. 40° 8.762′ N, 74° 42.467′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Crosswicks Street (County Route 528) and Hopkinson Street, on the left when traveling west on Crosswicks Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to School No. 2 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clara Barton School (about 700 feet away); Clara Barton (about 700 feet away); Tower Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bordentown Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Watson Gilder House
Borden's Towne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 26, 2010
2. Borden's Towne Marker
Located in front of Clara Barton School
(approx. mile away); Thomas Paine (approx. 0.3 miles away); First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bordentown Historical Society. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
2. Samuel Griffin. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
3. Battle of Bordentown. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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