Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Following the Continental Army's retreat across the Delaware River in December 1776, 2,000 Hessian and Scots troops commanded by Colonel Kurt vonDonop occupied this towne.
A small band of Americans under Colonel Samuel Griffin lured these troops toward Mt. Holly prior to George Washington's attack on Trenton, thus contributing to his victory on December 26.
The towne was pillaged and sections burned by the British on May 8, and June 23, 1778.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1844.
Location. 40° 8.762′ N, 74° 42.467′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Crosswicks Street (County Route 528) and Hopkinson Street, on the left when traveling west on Crosswicks Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Dedicated to School No. 2 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clara Barton School (about 700 feet away); Clara Barton (about 700 feet away); Tower ClockThe Telephone made its Bordentown Debut in 1882 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bordentown Female College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bordentown (approx. Ό mile away); Friends Meeting House (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
Also see . . .
1. Revolutionary War Sites in Bordentown. Revolutionary War New Jersey website entry (Submitted on October 16, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Samuel Griffin. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 16, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. 3. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.