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Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Site of Princeton University

 
 
First Site of Princeton University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
1. First Site of Princeton University Marker
Inscription.
This tablet
marks the first
site of Princeton
University
incorporated Oct 22nd 1746
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Erected by the Elizabeth
Members of the New Jersey
Society of Colonial Dames
of America – Oct
22nd 1897

 
Erected 1897 by New Jersey
Society of Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.81′ N, 74° 12.912′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street (Route 623) and Caldwell Place, on the right when traveling south on Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is on the front of the First Presbyterian Parish House. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth NJ 07201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Academy (a few steps from this marker); Patriotic Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Church (about 400 feet away); Old Borough Court House
Marker in Elizabeth image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
2. Marker in Elizabeth
(about 400 feet away); Revolutionary Cannon (about 500 feet away); Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seven Astronauts (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
Categories. Education
 
First Presbyterian Parish House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
3. First Presbyterian Parish House
The First Site of Princeton University marker can be seen here to the right of the front door of the Parish House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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