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

Abraham Hunt House

 
 
Abraham Hunt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 16, 2007
1. Abraham Hunt House Marker
Inscription.  
Colonel Rall
was entertained on
Christmas night 1776
in the house
owned by
Abraham Hunt
which stood
on this spot.

 
Erected 1902 by the Trenton High School Class of 1904.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 13.224′ N, 74° 45.959′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of North Warren Street and West State Street, on the right when traveling south on North Warren Street. This marker is on the wall of the front plaza of the Mary Roebling State Office Building next to the marker on the First Professional Basketball Game. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Professional Basketball Game (here, next to this marker); The Signing of the Ratification of the Constitution (a few steps from this marker); First Synagogue (within shouting distance of this marker); Many Meetings During the Revolutionary War
Abraham Hunt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 16, 2007
2. Abraham Hunt House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Government House (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren Street Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Golden Swan (about 400 feet away); Old City Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Regarding Abraham Hunt House. The Battle of Trenton occurred the very next morning. General George Washington crossed the frozen Delaware River through a severe winter storm Christmas night and attacked Colonel Rall’s troops which were quartered in Trenton. By 9:30 a.m. on the 26th the Continental Army achieved victory.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Trenton, December 26th, 1776. American Victory. 2004 essay by Neal McLaughlin. (Submitted on November 19, 2007.) 
 
Drawing of the Abraham Hunt House image. Click for full size.
3. Drawing of the Abraham Hunt House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,696 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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