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

Rev. John Witherspoon

 
 
Rev. John Witherspoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
1. Rev. John Witherspoon Marker
Inscription.  
Revolutionary Patriot
Signer, Declaration of Independence
Born     February 5, 1722
Died     November 15, 1794

Marker placed by
Princeton Chapter     NSDAR
Princeton, NJ
Old Kent Chapter     NSDAR
Chestertown, MD
July 4, 1996

 
Erected 1996 by National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
 
Location. 40° 21.15′ N, 74° 39.6′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from Greenview Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in Princeton Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aaron Burr (here, next to this marker); Paul Robeson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Rev. John Witherspoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2007
2. Rev. John Witherspoon Marker
John Witherspoon
6th President of
Princeton College
line); Betsey Stockton (about 500 feet away); Princeton’s Flag Man (about 500 feet away); Bainbridge House (approx. 0.2 miles away); March of the Mill Children (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Henry House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 250th Anniversary of Princeton University (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
Also see . . .  Rev John Witherspoon: A short biography. (Submitted on July 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Marker in Princeton Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
3. Marker in Princeton Cemetery
The Rev. John Witherspoon marker can be seen here in front of his grave in Princeton Cemetery.
Second John Witherspoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
4. Second John Witherspoon Marker
Grave of Rev. John Witherspoon image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 5, 2007
5. Grave of Rev. John Witherspoon
Rev. Witherspoon was the only clergyman to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Third John Witherspoon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 14, 2019
6. Third John Witherspoon Marker
To the left of the gravesite.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on May 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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