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

Nassau Hall

 
 
Nassau Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
1. Nassau Hall Marker
Inscription.
This building, erected in 1756 by the College of New Jersey and named Nassau Hall in honor of King William III, was seized by British forces for military purposes in 1776, and retaken by the American Army January 3, 1777.
Here met from June 30, 1783 until Nov. 4, 1788, the Continental Congress, and here Aug. 26, 1783, General Washington received the grateful acknowledgements of the Congress for his services in establishing the freedom and independence of the United States of America.

Erected
October 21, 1896, by the
Society of Sons of
the Revolution in the
State of New Jersey

 
Erected 1896 by Society of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 20.929′ N, 74° 39.565′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from Nassau Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Princeton University. Marker is in this post office area: Princeton NJ 08542, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Princeton University (here, next to this marker); Princeton Speech
Nassau Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
2. Nassau Hall Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the front door at Nassau Hall.
(a few steps from this marker); 250th Anniversary of Princeton University (within shouting distance of this marker); English Boxwood Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Henry House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presidentís House (within shouting distance of this marker); Reunion Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Princeton WW2 Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Princeton. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. EducationWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Princeton University image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
3. Marker at Princeton University
Nassau Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
4. Nassau Hall
Congress was meeting here in Nassau Hall when they received word that the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War, was signed.
Nassau Hall at Princeton University image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
5. Nassau Hall at Princeton University
Nassau Hall Battle Damage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2011
6. Nassau Hall Battle Damage
During the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton, American artillery fired on British occupied Nassau Hall. Damage next to the window on the upper right can still be seen on the east side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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