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

Route of Washington’s March

 
 
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By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. Route of Washington’s March Marker
Inscription.  Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777.
 
Erected 1914 by Sons of the Revolution. (Marker Number 1 of 12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 40° 12.764′ N, 74° 45.515′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and South Broad Street, on the right when traveling east on Hamilton Avenue. The marker is on a granite obelisk in front of the Sun National Bank Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Eagle Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Ward Civic Association (about 800 feet away); Church of the Sacred Heart (approx. 0.2 miles away); Residence of John A. Roebling (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mercer County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); First High School
Route of Washington’s March Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. Route of Washington’s March Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); House of Alexander Douglass (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. This is the first in a series of markers between Trenton and Princeton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These 12 related markers trace Washington’s Route from Trenton to Princeton.
 
Also see . . .  Revolutionary War Campaigns: Trenton – Princeton. “...This gave Washington’s men an opportunity to steal off quietly by a side road during the night of 2 - 3 January, leaving their campfires burning brightly. They slipped southward and eastward undetected around the enemy’s flank and by morning of the 3rd had arrived at Princeton, where they encountered a column of British regulars led by Col. Charles Mawhood just leaving the town to join Cornwallis. ...” (Submitted on December 9, 2007.) 
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Trenton, Battle of Assunpink
 
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By Diana Maurer, circa July 2010
3. Route of Washington’s March Marker
Location is now the Sun National Bank Center.
A 1914 Newspaper Article about the Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Sunday Times-Advertiset
4. A 1914 Newspaper Article about the Marker.
To read, click on image to enlarge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,310 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Diana Maurer of Ewing, New Jersey.   4. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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