“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Skillman in Montgomery in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Province Line Road

Province Line Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, March 7, 2009
1. Province Line Road Marker
Inscription.  In 1664, the Duke of York sold New Jersey, or "Nova Caesaria" to Lord Berkley and Sir George Carteret.

East Jersey: Carteret's Trustees sold a "Half" in 1682 to twelve associates, thereafter proprietors of East Jersey.

West Jersey: Berkley sold a "Half" in 1673 to associates of the Society of Friends, thereafter proprietors of West Jersey.

Location of a line between the "Halves" persisted in convention. Although not final, the Keith Line of 1687 permanently influenced the structure of New Jersey. Extending from "Little Egg Harbour on a straight line to the Delaware River" NNW and 50' more westerly, this line is perpetuated by Province Line Road, and bounds, in part, Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer, Monmouth, Burlington, and Ocean Counties.

Title remained in the proprietors, but government of both provinces returned to the British Crown in 1702. Finally resolved by the American War for Independence.
Erected 1971 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era
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Location. 40° 23.939′ N, 74° 44.098′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, New Jersey, in Mercer County. It is in Skillman. Marker is at the intersection of Province Line Road and Hopewell - Rocky Hill Road (County Route 518), on the right when traveling south on Province Line Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Co Rd 518, Skillman NJ 08558, 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. Hopewell Call To Duty (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hopewell Academy (approx. 1.6 miles away); Joab Houghton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Blawenburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Hart (approx. 2 miles away); The Historic Village of Mount Rose (approx. 2 miles away); Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Historic District (approx. 2.6 miles away); John Hart's Cave (approx. 2.7 miles away).
Province Line Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, March 7, 2009
2. Province Line Road Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,861 times since then and 415 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2024