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

William Trent House

 
 
William Trent House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. William Trent House Marker
Inscription.
This house built in 1719 by William Trent
Chief Justice of New Jersey 1723-1724
from whom Trenton derived its name
was his home until his death in 1724

Other owners or occupants of the house were
Lewis Morris
First Governor of New Jersey
as a separate Province
Resident 1742-1746

Col. John Cox
Assistant Quartermaster General
of the Continental Army
Owner 1778-1792. Resident 1778-1790

Philemon Dickerson
Governor of New Jersey 1836-1837
Owner 1835-1838

Rodman McCamley Price
Governor of New Jersey 1854-1857
Resident 1854-1859

 
Erected 1954 by Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 12.783′ N, 74° 45.94′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Market Street and William Trent Place. Click for map. Marker is on the side wall of the William Trent House. The House is surrounded by a brick wall and is located across the street from the Richard Hughes Justice Complex, a large modern state office building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Market St., Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
William Trent House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. William Trent House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named William Trent House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named William Trent House (a few steps from this marker); William Trent House (NHL) (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenton Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercer County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Church of the Sacred Heart (approx. mile away); House of Alexander Douglass (approx. 0.3 miles away); Third Ward Civic Association (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers are for two markers also at the William Trent House.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
William Trent House with Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2014
3. William Trent House with Marker
The marker can be seen on the left end of the Trent House.
Gen. Washington in the William Trent House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 10, 2016
4. Gen. Washington in the William Trent House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 15, 2016.
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