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

William Trent House

 
 
Marker next to the entrance gate of the Trent House. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. Marker next to the entrance gate of the Trent House.
Inscription.
This house was built
in 1719 by
William Trent
for whom Trenton was named
Given to the City of Trenton
in 1929 by
Edward Ansley Stokes

Restored 1934-1936 by the Civil Works Administration the Emergency Relief Administration and the Works Progress Administration under the supervision of the Trustees of the Free Public Library
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 40° 12.781′ N, 74° 45.925′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Market Street and William Trent Place. Touch for map. Marker is on the gate of the the William Trent House. The house is surrounded by a brick wall and is located across the street from the Richard Hughes Justice Complex, a large modern state office building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Market Street, Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named William Trent House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named William Trent House (within shouting distance of this marker); William Trent House (NHL)
William Trent House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 27, 2014
2. William Trent House Marker
The Trent House can be seen behind the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Trenton Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mercer County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Church of the Sacred Heart (approx. mile away); Third Ward Civic Association (approx. mile away); House of Alexander Douglass (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers are for two markers also at the William Trent House
 
Also see . . .  Official Website of the Trent House Museum. The Trent House is a museum open for daily tours. (Submitted on December 9, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Entrance Gate and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
3. Entrance Gate and Marker
The Trent House from outside the wall. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
4. The Trent House from outside the wall.
William Trent House with two other markers image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
5. William Trent House with two other markers
 
 
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 1,218 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. Photos:   1. submitted on December 9, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on December 27, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   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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