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

An Historic Crossroad

 
 
An Historic Crossroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa March 2008
1. An Historic Crossroad Marker
Inscription. Near this site, in the early morning hours of December 26, 1776, General George Washington divided his Continental Army of 2,400 men for a two-pronged, surprise attack on the Hessian garrison in Trenton. One column under the command of General Nathanael Greene, approached the city from the northwest by way of Pennington Road. The other column, led by General John Sullivan, marched down the Old River Road (Grand Avenue – Sullivan Way) and entered Trenton from the southwest. This brilliant strategy resulted in a major military victory and became the turning point of the American Revolutionary War. Washington’s resolve to take Trenton was a triumph!
 
Location. 40° 15.963′ N, 74° 49.141′ W. Marker is in Ewing Township, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Bear Tavern Road and West Upper Ferry Road, on the left when traveling south on Bear Tavern Road. Click for map. This marker is at the rear of a small park. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08628, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hopewell Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mercer Airport
An Historic Crossroad Marker can be seen at the back of this small park. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa March 2008
2. An Historic Crossroad Marker can be seen at the back of this small park.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Bear Tavern Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dorothea Dix (approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Geography & Historic Landscape of Jacobs Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away); Washington’s March to Trenton (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bridges, Roads, and Railroads of Jacobs Creek (approx. 2.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This area is commonly called West Trenton. In colonial times it was referred to as Birmingham.
Bear Tavern Road turns into Grand Avenue after it crosses W. Upper Ferry Road. W. Upper Ferry Road turns into Parkway Avenue which connects with Pennington Road when it reaches the city of Trenton.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 903 times since then. 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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