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

17th Century Trenton Timeline

 
 
17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. 17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Inscription. (see the individual stones photographed below)
 
Erected 2004 by New Jersey Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 40° 11.895′ N, 74° 45.502′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 29. Touch for map. This marker is part of South River Walk Park which is built over Route 29. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 18th Century Trenton Timeline (here, next to this marker); Slavery – An “Odious and Disgraceful” Practice (a few steps from this marker); The Battles of Trenton, Turning Point of the Revolution (a few steps from this marker); From Federal City to State Capital (a few steps from this marker); Trentonís Early Houses of Worship (a few steps from this marker); Who, What and Where were Sanhickans? (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans Exchange Furs for European Goods (a few steps from this marker); What happened to the Lenape? (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
17th Century Arch at the end of this timeline. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. 17th Century Arch at the end of this timeline.
17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
3. 17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
1609 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
4. 1609
While searching for a sea route to Asia, Henry Hudson enters the mouth of the Delaware Bay
1623 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
5. 1623
The States General of the United Provinces of the Netherlands grant the Dutch West India Company a North American colony (New Netherland) including all of present New Jersey
1624 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
6. 1624
The Dutch West India Company establishes a short-lived trading post on Burlington Island
1637 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
7. 1637
The New Sweden Company competes with the Dutch for control of trade in the Delaware Valley
1638 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
8. 1638
Swedish settlers arrive in the Delaware Bay aboard the ships Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip and begin the colony of New Sweden
1644 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
9. 1644
Swedes control trade and settlement in the Middle Delaware Valley
1655 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
10. 1655
The Dutch capture New Sweden and absorb the Delaware Valley within New Netherland
1664 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
11. 1664
The English capture New Netherland, and King Charles IIís brother – James, Duke of York grants New Jersey to Sir George Carteret and John, Lord Berkeley
1673 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
12. 1673
The Dutch regain control of the Lower Delaware Valley for one year before it is recaptured by the English
1674 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
13. 1674
Seeking refuge from religious persecution in England, Quakers John Fenwick and Edward Byllynge buy West New Jersey from John, Lord Berkeley
1676 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
14. 1676
Proprietors John Eldridge, Gawen Lawrie, Nicholas Lucas, William Penn and Edward Warner organize to govern the province of West New Jersey
1677 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
15. 1677
Quaker settlers purchasing land rights from the Proprietors, arrive at Burlington aboard the Kent
1679 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
16. 1679
Mahlon Stacy builds one of the first gristmills in the Delaware Valley on the Assunpink Creek
<b>c. 1680 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
17. c. 1680
A cluster of houses built near the Falls of the Delaware becomes the forerunner of modern Trenton
1682 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
18. 1682
William Penn begins construction of his house at Pennsbury Manor roughly five miles below the Falls of the Delaware
1683 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
19. 1683
A Quaker monthly meeting convenes for the first time at the Falls of the Delaware in the house of William Biles near present day Morrisville
1685 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
20. 1685
The Society of Friends establishes a Quaker burying plot in what is today Riverview Cemetery
1688 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
21. 1688
Nottingham Township becomes the first municipal entity to encompass portions of the land that comprises modern day Trenton
<b>c. 1690 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
22. c. 1690
The road between Philadelphia and New York crosses the Delaware River at the Falls via ford or ferry
1692 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
23. 1692
Floods destroy many of the homes at the Falls of the Delaware
1694 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
24. 1694
Burlington County establishes its boundaries and includes the Falls of the Delaware within its jurisdiction
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,494 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. submitted on December 15, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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