Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Thomas Paine Monument
Father of the American Revolution
(Northeast face of Monument Base):
Paine's words and deeds put the concepts of independence, equality, democracy, abolution of slavery, representative government and a constitution with a bill of rights on the American agenda.
(Southwest face of Monument Base):
"I had rather see my horse button in his own stable, or eating the grass of Bordentown, than see all the pomp and show of Europe." - Letter from Europe 1789.
(Northwest face of Monument Base):
Paine considered Bordentown his home; it is here he invented his bridge.
Dedicated to the people of Bordentown from the Bordentown Historical Society. 6-7-97
Erected 1997 by Bordentown Historical Society.
Location. 40° 8.972′ N, 74° 42.949′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Street and Courtland Street, in the median on Prince Street. Touch for map. Marker is located just off of the main business district in Historical Bordentown. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance British Raid on Crosswicks Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wright House (about 700 feet away); Patience Lowell Wright (about 700 feet away); Francis Hopkinson House (about 700 feet away); First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey (approx. 0.2 miles away); 19th Century Railroading in Bordentown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Paine (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Civil Rights • Colonial Era • Heroes • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • War, US Revolutionary •
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