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Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Paine

 
 
Thomas Paine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
1. Thomas Paine Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Paine, Pamphleteer for American Independence, bought this house in 1783, and lived in it periodically until his death in 1809.
 
Erected by State of New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
 
Location. 40° 8.831′ N, 74° 42.762′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Farnsworth Avenue (New Jersey Route 545) and West Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Farnsworth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 154 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey (within shouting distance of this marker); All Gave Some - Some Gave All (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away); 50 Star Flag (about 300 feet away); World Wars I and II Memorial (about 400 feet
Thomas Paine in front of the Thomas Paine House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
2. Thomas Paine in front of the Thomas Paine House
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away); Bordentown Female College (about 400 feet away); Friends Meeting House (about 500 feet away); Bordentown (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Thomas Paine banner on display in Bordentown image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2020
3. Thomas Paine banner on display in Bordentown
Paine lived in Bordentown between 1778 and 1787 and helped to turn Bordentown into a hot-bed of radicalism. General George Washington turned to Paine in his greatest hour of need in December 1776. The famously quotable Paine's line "These are the times that try men's souls…" in the The American Crisis helped to motivate the destitute Continental Army at the turning point of the war, as Washington would go on to cross the Delaware to defeat Hessian and British soldiers at the Battles of Trenton and Princeton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,444 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022