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

Hopewell Church

 
 
Hopewell Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. Hopewell Church Marker
Inscription. This wall encloses a portion of a plot of two acres whereon was erected in 1704 the first Christian church within the present confines of Mercer County.

Early records refer to it as “Hopewell Church” and “Christ Church”.

It was built for adherents to the Church of England and from it grew St. Michael’s Church of Trenton, which in 1838 disposed of the plot except for this part of the burial ground. This wall was rebuilt in 1934.

Herein are the graves of Samuel Tucker and Elizabeth Gould his wife. Other early settlers were buried nearby (some of whose remains have been reinterred within this wall).

Samuel Tucker was sometime sheriff of Hunterdon County, a member of the Provincial Assembly, President of the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, State Treasurer and a Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
 
Erected 1936 by General Mercer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.912′ N, 74° 48.543′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from Sullivan
Hopewell Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. Hopewell Church Marker
Way. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. The facility is patrolled regularly so be sure to inform the guard at the main entrance (near Sullivan Way). From the entrance bear to the left following signs for Admissions. Just before the Admissions building, turn right and park in the Escort Vehicle lot behind the building. Across a vacant field you will see a brick half-wall, to which the marker is attached. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08618, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorothea Dix (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); John A. Roebling (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ellarslie (approx. 1.3 miles away); An Historic Crossroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Briar Patch (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Swamp Angel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mercer County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cadwalader Park (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
View from behing the brick enclosure image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
3. View from behing the brick enclosure
Elizabeth Gould tombstone inside wall enclosure. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
4. Elizabeth Gould tombstone inside wall enclosure.
Samuel Tucker tombstone inside wall enclosure. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
5. Samuel Tucker tombstone inside wall enclosure.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 9, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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