Ewing Township in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bear Tavern Road
"All our hopes were blasted by that unhappy affair at Trenton"
— Lord George Germain, British Colonel Secretary
Known in colonial times as The Lower, or River Road
(The existing River Road was not laid out until 1834)
Tablet erected by General Mercer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Road constructed 1930 by Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Erected by General Mercer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1858.
Location. 40° 17.278′ N, 74° 50.349′ W. Marker is in Ewing Township, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1014 Bear Tavern Rd, Trenton NJ 08618, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington’s March to Trenton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bridges, Roads, and Railroads of Jacobs Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geography & Historic Landscape of Jacobs Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s March To Trenton (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Hunterdon County Militia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mercer Airport (approx. half a mile away); The March to Trenton (approx. 1.6 miles away); Continental Lane (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ewing Township.
Also see . . .
1. General Mercer Chapter DAR. Information on the chapter that erected the plaque along with a biography of General Mercer, their namesake. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
2. Findagrave Posting for General Hugh Mercer. Namesake of the organization who erected the marker. (Submitted on July 18, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,596 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.