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

19th Century Trenton Timeline

 
 
19th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. 19th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Inscription. (see the individual stones photographed below)
 
Erected 2004 by New Jersey Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 40° 11.907′ N, 74° 45.505′ 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. Cooper & Hewitt ….. Iron & Steel (a few steps from this marker); Canals and Railroads – Arteries to the Heart of Industrial Trenton (a few steps from this marker); Roebling …… Wire Rope and American Bridges (a few steps from this marker); From Teacups to Toilets (a few steps from this marker); Trenton’s Early Houses of Worship (a few steps from 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable Persons
 
19th Century Arch at the end of this timeline. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. 19th Century Arch at the end of this timeline.
19th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
3. 19th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
1806 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
4. 1806
The Trenton Delaware Bridge Company completes the first span connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania across the Delaware River on the site of today’s “Trenton Makes” bridge
1817 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
5. 1817
Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, flees Europe and settles in Bordentown, later occupying houses in today’s South Trenton and Hamilton Township
1829 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
6. 1829
Trenton establishes its public school system
1831 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
7. 1831
The Trenton Delaware Falls Company incorporates with the purpose of supplying water power for industrial development in the city
1834 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
8. 1834
The Delaware and Raritan Canal opens, permitting boats to travel between Trenton and New Brunswick
1838 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
9. 1838
The City of Trenton becomes the seat of the newly established Mercer County
1839 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
10. 1839
The Trenton to New Brunswick branch line of the Camden and Amboy Railroad begins operation with a station on East State Street
1845 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
11. 1845
Dorothea Dix, social reformer and advocate for the mentally ill, successfully lobbies for the construction of the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
1848 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
12. 1848
John A. Roebling moves his wire rope factory from western Pennsylvania to Trenton
1852 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
13. 1852
John Taylor and Henry Speeler establish Trenton’s first industrial pottery
1853 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
14. 1853
The Trenton Waterworks Company erects the first reservoir in the city
1861 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
15. 1861
Trenton industries begin supplying materials such as ordnance, shoes and blankets to the Union Army fighting in the Civil War
1862 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
16. 1862
Camps Olden, Perrine, Halsted and Bayard operate in the Trenton area to recruit and house Civil War soldiers
1881 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
17. 1881
Frank A. Magowan founds the Trenton Rubber Company, the beginning of a new industrial specialization in the city
1883 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
18. 1883
Emily Roebling, following the serious injury of her husband, Washington A. Roebling, oversees the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge
1886 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
19. 1886
The Cuban Giants, a Negro League Baseball team, move to Trenton with the financial backing of local entrepreneur, Walter Cook
1887 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
20. 1887
Calvert Vaux, the English-American landscape architect, prepares designs for an expanded Riverview Cemetery
1888 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
21. 1888
Fifty thousand people attend the opening in Hamilton of the first Inter-State Fair, the forerunner of the New Jersey State Fair
1890 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
22. 1890
Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned landscape architect, begins work on the design of Cadwalader Park, Trenton’s first public park
1893 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
23. 1893
The city celebrates the dedication of the Trenton Battle Monument, erected to commemorate the First battle of Trenton
1897 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
24. 1897
A group of Trenton ladies forms The Contemporary Club to “stimulate an interest in science, literature, art, philanthropy and social culture”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 34 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 16, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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