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

Mercer Cemetery at Trenton

 
 
Mercer Cemetery at Trenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. Mercer Cemetery at Trenton Marker
Inscription.  
(On the Left Side)
Organized 1842
Restored 1992

(On the Right Side)
Within these walls rest statesmen, politicians, soldiers and plain citizens of 19th century Trenton. Mercer Cemetery itself is a monument to their contributions to the life of this city.

(At the Back [Magowan Street] Entrance)
Historic Grave Sites
1. Sgt. John P. Beech
2. James Taylor
3. John O. Raum
4. William Potts Sherman
5. Charles Hewitt
6. William Borrow
7. Dr. John Manners
8. Charles Chauncey Haven
9. William R. McKean
10. Dr. John McKelway
11. Hamilton Family
12. John Briest
13. Capt. James Olden Paxson
14. Ira Wells Wood
15. William Young
16. Daniel Budd Bodine
17. Capt. Joseph A. Yard
 
Erected 1992.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 40° 13.211′ 
Mercer Cemetery at Trenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. Mercer Cemetery at Trenton Marker
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N, 74° 45.344′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Young (a few steps from this marker); Ira Wells Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Manners (within shouting distance of this marker); Sgt. John P. Beech (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James Olden Paxson (within shouting distance of this marker); James Taylor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Borrow (about 300 feet away); John O. Raum (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. There are general markers at the main entrance on South Clinton Avenue, at the rear of the cemetery off of Magowan Street opposite the back entrance of the Department of Environmental Protection Building and at a service entrance from Barlow Street. The marker map index plaque is at the Magowan Street Entrance.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Mercer Cemetery at Trenton Map Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jean Bickal, April 2007
3. Mercer Cemetery at Trenton Map Marker
The Main Gate on South Clinton Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
4. The Main Gate on South Clinton Avenue
Back Entrance on Magowan Street image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
5. Back Entrance on Magowan Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,845 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 5, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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