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

The Story of Trenton

 
 
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By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. The Story of Trenton Marker
Inscription. Settled in 1679, Trenton looks back on more than 300 years of tumultuous history. Scene of the two Battles of Trenton in 1776 and 1777 and New Jersey’s State capital since 1790, Trenton embarked on the path that turned the city into a center of industry by the end of the 19th century. Trenton made wire rope, rubber, ceramics, automobiles, pianos, cigars and more. Thousands of immigrants, including Germans, Irish, Hungarians, Poles, Slovaks, Ukrainians and Italians from Europe and African-Americans from the South, flocked to the city, creating diverse neighborhoods that still give the city its distinctive flavor. From colonial mansions to Chambersburg’s restaurants, from South Trenton’s churches to Olmsted’s Cadwalader Park, Trenton welcomes you.
 
Location. 40° 13.24′ N, 74° 46.15′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on West State Street 0.2 miles west of Barrack Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the New Jersey State House near Thomas Edison State College. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. State House (here, next to this marker); Old Steel Mill (a few steps from
The Story of Trenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. The Story of Trenton Marker
this marker); The Archives of the State (a few steps from this marker); Petty's Run (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trenton Steel Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Changing Landscapes Along Petty's Run (within shouting distance of this marker); West Front Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Street Paper Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a large directory sign for the N.J. State House Complex. The 'State House' marker is also part of this sign.
 
Also see . . .  Trenton Historical Society. The Trenton Historical Society’s mission is the study and interpretation of Trenton’s history, preservation of its historic buildings and artifacts, and dissemination of information about New Jersey’s capital city and its illustrious past. (Submitted on December 3, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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