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

Route of Washington’s March

 
 
Route of Washington’s March Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. Route of Washington’s March Marker
Inscription. Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777.
 
Erected 1914 by Sons of the Revolution. (Marker Number 1 of 12.)
 
Location. 40° 12.764′ N, 74° 45.515′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and South Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on Hamilton Avenue. Click for map. The marker is on a granite obelisk in front of the Sun National Bank Center. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Eagle Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Ward Civic Association (about 800 feet away); Church of the Sacred Heart (approx. 0.2 miles away); Residence of John A. Roebling (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mercer County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); First High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); House of Alexander Douglass (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. This is the first in a series of markers between Trenton and Princeton.
 
Related markers.
Route of Washington’s March Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. Route of Washington’s March Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These 12 related markers trace Washington’s Route from Trenton to Princeton.
 
Also see . . .  Revolutionary War Campaigns: Trenton – Princeton. “...This gave Washington’s men an opportunity to steal off quietly by a side road during the night of 2 - 3 January, leaving their campfires burning brightly. They slipped southward and eastward undetected around the enemy’s flank and by morning of the 3rd had arrived at Princeton, where they encountered a column of British regulars led by Col. Charles Mawhood just leaving the town to join Cornwallis. ...” (Submitted on December 9, 2007.) 
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Trenton, Battle of Assunpink
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Route of Washington’s March Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Diana Maurer, circa July 2010
3. Route of Washington’s March Marker
Location is now the Sun National Bank Center.
A 1914 Newspaper Article about the Marker. Photo, Click for full size
By Sunday Times-Advertiset
4. A 1914 Newspaper Article about the Marker.
To read, click on image to enlarge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,975 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Diana Maurer of Ewing, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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