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

This is Hallowed Ground

 
 
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By Gary Nigh, August 2008
1. This is Hallowed Ground Marker


Inscription. Across these fields in the early light of the third of January 1777, Washington’s Continentals defeated British Regulars for the first time in the long struggle for American Independence.

In the memorial grove beyond you, those who fell in the Battle of Princeton, both American and British, lie buried. The historic portico in which you stand was re-erected her to mark the entrance to the tomb of these unknown soldiers of the Revolution.

Funds for the rebuilding of this portico were raised by public subscription through the Princeton Portico Fund, Inc., whose trustees were:
Sherley W. Morgan, F.A.I.A., President;
Martin L. Beck, A.I.A., Sec’y-Treasurer;
Mrs. Walter E. Edge; Alfred Green, A.I.A.;
Robert W. McLaughlin, F.A.I.A.; and
Walter N. Rothschild.

This portico was dedicated on November 11, 1959
Robert B. Meyner, Governor of New Jersey
Frank Thompson, Jr. Member of Congress, N.J. Salvatore Bontempo, N.J. Commissioner of Conservation & Economic Development
 
Erected 1959 by Princeton Portico Fund, Inc.
 
Location. 40° 20.02′ N, 74° 40.629′ W. Marker is in Princeton Township, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Touch for map. This marker
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By Gary Nigh, August 2008
2. This is Hallowed Ground Marker
is on a freestanding portion of the colonnade of a demolished house at the back of a field in the Princeton Battlefield State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Portico Preservation and Rebuilding (here, next to this marker); Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonnade and Gravesite (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mercer Oak (about 700 feet away); Site of Moulder’s Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington’s Spring (approx. 0.3 miles away); The British Occupation of New Jersey (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Hugh Mercer (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton Township.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Portico mentioned in the marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, August 2008
3. The Portico mentioned in the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,094 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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