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

John Fitch’s Gun Shop

 
 
John Fitch’s Gun Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. John Fitch’s Gun Shop Marker
Inscription. During the Revolution, Fitch manufactured guns for the Continental Army at this site. In 1786, he built the first boat in America to be propelled by steam. His last steamboat made regular Trenton – Philadelphia runs on the Delaware in 1790.
 
Erected 1990 by Kiwanis Club of Trenton.
 
Location. 40° 13.342′ N, 74° 45.944′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on North Warren Street 0.1 miles south of Bank Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located on the wall of the New Jersey Catholic Conference Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 North Warren Street, Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fitch’s Shop (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall (a few steps from this marker); Route Taken by Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren Street Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Hunt House (about 700 feet away); First Professional Basketball Game
John Fitch’s Gun Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2014
2. John Fitch’s Gun Shop Marker
(about 700 feet away); First Synagogue (about 700 feet away); Government House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This other marker is on the sidewalk near this building.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
John Fitch’s Gun Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
3. John Fitch’s Gun Shop Marker
 
 
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