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

Revolutionary War Site

 
 
Revolutionary War Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
1. Revolutionary War Site Marker
Inscription. Five Mile Run, location of skirmish January 1, 1777. Position of American advance party January 2, 1777.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 16.391′ N, 74° 44.064′ W. Marker was in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker was on Lawrenceville Road (U.S. 206), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Markers are at the water crossing. Identical markers are on both sides of the street. Marker was in this post office area: Lawrence Township NJ 08648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary War Site - Shabakunk Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); Maidenhead Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); John Moore’s Tavern (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lawrence House, 1840 (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Town Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Temple-Ryan Farmhouse (approx. 2 miles away); Route of Washington’s March (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Route of Washington’s March (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Princeton. (Submitted on April 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
Marker on Five Mile Run image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
2. Marker on Five Mile Run
The skirmish that occured here was a prelude to the January 2, 1777 Battle of Princeton.
1. 5 Mile Run Sign has Been Replaced

with a more detailed, sign (indicating a delaying action by the Americans, etc.) Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted July 25, 2014, by Robert Wong of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Another Revolutionary War Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
3. Another Revolutionary War Site Marker
Identical markers are located on both sides of Lawrenceville Road at Five Mile Run.
Five Mile Run image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
4. Five Mile Run
The January 1, 1777 skirmish between the American and British armies occured along this stream.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,275 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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