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

Hightstown

 
 
Hightstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 31, 2008
1. Hightstown Marker
Inscription.  
Named for John and Mary
Hight, who purchased 3,000
acres here in 1721.
Their log house and mill
once stood in this area.

 
Erected by Hightstown Boro & East Windsor Twp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1721.
 
Location. 40° 16.213′ N, 74° 31.348′ W. Marker is in Hightstown, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Main Street (New Jersey Route 33). Marker is in a park between the firehouse and the Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hightstown NJ 08520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hightstown World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); East Windsor Township Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Parsonage Barn (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of House of Dr. Hezekiah Stites (approx. 2.4 miles away); The First Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cranberry Mills (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of Encampment
Hightstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 31, 2008
2. Hightstown Marker
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); The Cranbury Dam (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hightstown.
 
Also see . . .  Borough of Hightstown official website. (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Marker in Hightstown Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 31, 2008
3. Marker in Hightstown Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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