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

William R. McKean

 
 
William R. McKean Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jean Bickal, April 2007
1. William R. McKean Marker
Inscription.
Born 1803.
Active in area business and politics, he was part-owner of VanCleve & McKean Iron Manufacturing Co., which eventually became the Trenton Locomotive and machine Manufacturing Co. (at South Broad St. and Hamilton Ave.), the first to manufacture railroad engines in this city.
He was the first Republican elected mayor of Trenton in 1861. Earlier he sat on the Common Council in 1856 and 1857.
Died June 22, 1864 at his home at 62 Academy St.
 
Erected 1992.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 13.16′ N, 74° 45.333′ W. Marker was in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker could be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is the ninth of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker was in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. John Briest (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Hewitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James Olden Paxson (within shouting distance of this marker);
William R. McKean Marker leaning against marker post. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, circa March 2008
2. William R. McKean Marker leaning against marker post.
The marker has been taken to the Trentoniana Room of the Trenton Public Library for safe keeping.
William Borrow (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Manners (within shouting distance of this marker); William Potts Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); Ira Wells Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); John O. Raum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
More about this marker. This marker is towards the center of the cemetery closer to Barlow Street.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey.   2. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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