Hopewell in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Signer of The Declaration Of Independence
Guided to this roadless hillside by John Harts's sons Jesse and Nathaniel, Washington's army camped here June 23-24, 1778, before the Battle of Monmouth. The spring from which they drank flows nearby.
This marker jointly placed by the New Jersey Societies, Sons of the Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution, 1959.
Erected 1959 by the New Jersey Societies, Sons of the Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Colonial Era • Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1756.
Location. 40° 23.371′ N, 74° 46.275′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Hart Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell NJ 08525, 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. Joab Houghton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hopewell Academy (approx. half a mile away); Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Historic District (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hopewell Call To Duty (approx. ¾ mile away); Province Line Road (approx. 2 miles away); The Historic Village of Mount Rose (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Three Brothers (approx. 2.3 miles away); John Hart's Cave (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker for the cave that served as a John Hart's refuge while hiding from the British.
Also see . . . A Biography of John Hart, Signer of the Declaration Of Independence for New Jersey. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,850 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.