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

Old Barracks

 
 
Old Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. Old Barracks Marker
Inscription. Built in 1758 for British troops of the French and Indian War. Hessians were quartered here before the Battle of Trenton.
 
Location. 40° 13.169′ N, 74° 46.11′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on Barrack Street just from Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. On the stockade fence that surrounds the Barracks. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spirit of Justice (a few steps from this marker); Washington Elm (a few steps from this marker); Zebulon Pike (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Beulah A. Oliphant (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Masonic Lodge Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Harrow’s Plating and Blade Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Petty's Run (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Barracks Museum. The Old Barracks Museum is open to visitors. Visit this link for more information. (Submitted on December 1, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Old Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. Old Barracks Marker
The marker is on the stockade fence surrounding the Barracks.
 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMilitaryNotable BuildingsWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Trenton's Old Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 27, 2010
3. Marker at Trenton's Old Barracks
The marker is seen here on the right of the entrance to the Old Barracks in Trenton.
Continental Artillerymen at the Old Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 28, 2013
4. Continental Artillerymen at the Old Barracks Marker
Old Barracks in Trenton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 27, 2010
5. Old Barracks in Trenton
The Barracks, seen here, were built during the French and Indian War, and used by both Americans and Hessians during the American Revolution. Col. Johann Rall and his Hessian troops were quartered here when George Washington and the Continental army attacked on December 26, 1776.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,555 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   3. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on December 28, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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