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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mercer County, New Jersey

Clickable Map of Mercer County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Mercer County, NJ (290) Burlington County, NJ (322) Hunterdon County, NJ (362) Middlesex County, NJ (242) Monmouth County, NJ (245) Somerset County, NJ (162) Bucks County, PA (250)  MercerCounty(290) Mercer County (290)  BurlingtonCounty(322) Burlington County (322)  HunterdonCounty(362) Hunterdon County (362)  MiddlesexCounty(242) Middlesex County (242)  MonmouthCounty(245) Monmouth County (245)  SomersetCounty(162) Somerset County (162)  BucksCountyPennsylvania(250) Bucks County (250)
Trenton is the county seat for Mercer County
Adjacent to Mercer County, New Jersey
      Burlington County (322)  
      Hunterdon County (362)  
      Middlesex County (242)  
      Monmouth County (245)  
      Somerset County (162)  
      Bucks County, Pennsylvania (250)  
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1New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — An Historic Crossroad
Near this site, in the early morning hours of December 26, 1776, General George Washington divided his Continental Army of 2,400 men for a two-pronged, surprise attack on the Hessian garrison in Trenton. One column under the command of General . . . Map (db m9877) HM
2New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — Bear Tavern Road
"All our hopes were blasted by that unhappy affair at Trenton" — Lord George Germain, British Colonel Secretary Bear Tavern Road Historic route of Continental troops to Trenton where Washington achieved his famous . . . Map (db m33228) HM
3New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — Bridges, Roads, and Railroads of Jacobs Creek
Bear Tavern Road Although much of the surrounding countryside has changed over the course of the more that two centuries that have passed since George Washington and the Continental Army made their famous march to Trenton n late December of . . . Map (db m94736) WM
4New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — 234 — Church Cemeteryat Ewing Presbyterian Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Thirty-five veterans of the Revolution lie buried here in this 1708 cemetery of the Ewing Presbyterian Church.Map (db m122269) HM
5New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — Geography & Historic Landscape of Jacobs Creek
Early Development Attracted by rich soils, farmers began settling in the area around Jacobs Creek as early as the late 17th century. The agricultural landscape and heritage they established defined the region’s unique identity. Prior to . . . Map (db m185271) HM
6New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — Temple-Ryan Farmhouse
Temple-Ryan Farmhouse c. 1750 Has Been Placed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places By the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection May 6, 1971 And on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States . . . Map (db m36491) HM
7New Jersey (Mercer County), Ewing Township — Washington’s March to TrentonDecember 26th, 1776 — “My Noble Men! Press Onward! On!” —
On Christmas night, 1776, the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, crossed the Delaware River and began what is known as the Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution. A few hundred feet from where you now stand, . . . Map (db m94734) HM
8New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Square — Hamilton Square Honor RollNew Jersey
Erected in grateful memory and honor to the men and women of this community who served their country faithfully in World War II and with special tribute to the following who in addition gave their lives Raymond E. Warner 32067335 . . . Map (db m35990) HM
9New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Square — World War I MonumentHonor Roll
In honor of the citizens of this vicinity who served our country in the great World War of 1914-1918 —————————— H. Dallas Fogg • Foster H. Van Ness • Joseph R. Williams • William P. . . . Map (db m35991) HM
10New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — Isaac Pearson HouseBuilt 1773
Elected Nottingham Tax Collector in 1763, Isaac Pearson later served as a justice of the peace, freeholder, township clerk and delegate to the NJ Provincial Congress. Two days later after the Battle of Trenton, in 1776, Isaac Pearson was . . . Map (db m36478) HM
11New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — Isaac Watson House
Isaac Watson House Built in 1708 Restored and Maintained by The State Society of The Daughters of The American Revolution of New Jersey Tercentenary year 1964Map (db m36486) HM
12New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — Pearl Harbor Memorial Extension
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of our 2,403 comrades in arms who made the supreme sacrifice during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the surrounding installations December 7, 1941 May all who come here to rest remember their . . . Map (db m193669) WM
13New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — 3 of 12 — Route of Washington’s March
Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777Map (db m4251) HM
14New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — 4 of 12 — Route of Washington’s March
Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777Map (db m4252) HM
15New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — 5 of 12 — Route of Washington’s March
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16New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — 6 of 12 — Route of Washington’s March
Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777Map (db m4256) HM
17New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — 7 of 12 — Route of Washington’s March
Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777Map (db m4258) HM
18New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — 8 of 12 — Route of Washington’s March
Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777Map (db m4260) HM
19New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — Watson House
Isaac Watson built this early colonial dwelling in 1708. The surrounding area is the famous Indian site, The Abbot Farm.Map (db m36484) HM
20New Jersey (Mercer County), Hamilton Township — World War II Memorial
Dedicated in honor of men and women who served in World War IIMap (db m160172) WM
21New Jersey (Mercer County), Hightstown — East Windsor Township Civil War Monument
To the memory of the heroic volunteers of East Windsor Township who gave their lives as a sacrifice for their country and humanity in the suppression of the Great Rebellion of 1861-65.Map (db m5431) HM
22New Jersey (Mercer County), Hightstown — Hightstown
Named for John and Mary Hight, who purchased 3,000 acres here in 1721. Their log house and mill once stood in this area.Map (db m13170) HM
23New Jersey (Mercer County), Hightstown — Hightstown World War II Memorial
We are grateful to these Hightstown area men who gave their lives in the service of their country John F. Campbell • Robert W. Cutinelle • George F. Dennis • Franklin Ely • Martin Greenberg • William Hoffman • George Huber • Edward Hutchinson • . . . Map (db m88555) HM
24New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell — Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Historic District
Hopewell Frog War was just east of here. For more information visit the Hopewell train station.Map (db m98725) HM
25New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell — Hopewell Academy
Founded here in Baptist Parsonage, 1756. Alumni James Manning and Hezekiah Smith developed Brown University.Map (db m31797) HM
26New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell — Hopewell Call To Duty
Erected by Hopewell Post, American Legion, in honor of those of Hopewell and vicinity who responded to the Nation's call to duty.Map (db m37207) HM
27New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell — Joab Houghton
Sunday, April 23, 1775, news of the Battle of Lexington reached Hopewell. While the people were worshiping in the First Baptist Church, at the close, Joab Houghton, standing on this block, inspired the men with love of liberty and desire for . . . Map (db m31800) HM
28New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell — John HartSigner of The Declaration Of Independence
Farmstead site of the signer, who lived here 1742-1779. Without formal education, consulted by many, respected by all, "Honest John Hart" gave his property and his life for the cause of liberty. Farmer, miller, judge, speaker of the first New . . . Map (db m31798) HM
29New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell Township — Continental Lane
Road over which Washington’s army began its march to Trenton December 26, 1776.Map (db m10378) HM
30New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell Township — Henry Phillips House
Henry Phillips was a third generation Phillips family member in Pleasant Valley; his grandfather arrived in 1737. Ca, 1805, Henry constructed the stone section of the house on the land he inherited from his father. Ca, 1830, he added the large frame . . . Map (db m94714) HM
31New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell Township — Johnson Ferry House
This farmhouse is the only existing structure within the park that witnessed the Crossing of the Continental troops on December 25-26, 1776. It was built around 1740 by Rutger Jansen, a Dutchman from Flatbush, Long Island, on a tract of 490 acres . . . Map (db m10374) HM
32New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell Township — Mercer Airport
Dedicated to the memory of General High Mercer a distinguished officer in the Continental Army who died from wounds received in the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777. From him, Mercer County, created in 1838, received its name. . . . Map (db m10623) HM
33New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell Township — Prelude to Victory
You might well imagine that General George Washington stood where you are now stand as he patiently watched his force of 2400 troops march up from the boats on the river over the road in the immediate foreground. Through his officers he would direct . . . Map (db m166092) HM
34New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell Township — Site of Crossing
[Marker Front]: View of the Delaware River at the site where Washington crossed from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, Christmas Night, 1776, with 2400 men, artillery and supplies. The troops marched nine miles to attack the Hessians stationed at . . . Map (db m10379) HM
35New Jersey (Mercer County), Hopewell Township — The March to TrentonDecember 26, 1776 — Washington Crossing State Park —
“The troops marched with the most profound silence and good order. They arrived by two routes at the same time, about half an hour after daylight, within one mile of the town. The storm continued with great violence …” Colonel . . . Map (db m10450) HM
36New Jersey (Mercer County), Lambertville — Howell Living History FarmWomen’s Heritage Trail — Women in Farm Live —
Howell Living History Farm depicts family farm life during the first years of the 20th Century, when both crops and livestock, were raised from livelihood. The farmhouse on the property, while dating back to the early 1800’s, is used to illustrate . . . Map (db m94717) HM
37New Jersey (Mercer County), Lambertville — Village Store
School teacher John Harbourt built this stone building as a school house or a store, thus founding the village of Harbourton. A village store operated here from at least 1814 to 1963, with a post office included.Map (db m192382) HM
38New Jersey (Mercer County), Lawrence Township — First Town Hall1931 – 1944
Joseph Scudder House c. 1779Map (db m9919) HM
39New Jersey (Mercer County), Lawrence Township — John Moore’s Tavern1804 – 1817
Map (db m9920) HM
40New Jersey (Mercer County), Lawrence Township — Lawrence House, 1840
Home of the wheelwright and site of the wheelwright shop. Harvey Brearley’s store 1837Map (db m9918) HM
41New Jersey (Mercer County), Lawrence Township — 328 — Maidenhead Church — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site —
Organized during 1698, this Presbyterian congregation was among the earliest in America. Part of this church was built in 1764.Map (db m122268) HM
42New Jersey (Mercer County), Lawrence Township — Revolutionary War Site[Shabakunk Creek]
Under the command of Colonel Edward Hand a successful delaying action, fought at the Shabakunk Creek, prevented British forces fron reaching Trenton before nightfall where the Second Battle of Trenton took place at the Assunpink Creek January 2, . . . Map (db m9888) HM
43New Jersey (Mercer County), Lawrence Township — 9 of 12 — Route of Washington’s March
Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777Map (db m4262) HM
44New Jersey (Mercer County), Lawrenceville — Revolutionary War Site
Five Mile Run, location of skirmish January 1, 1777. Position of American advance party January 2, 1777.Map (db m7268) HM
45New Jersey (Mercer County), Mount Rose — The Historic Village of Mount Rose
Originally known as Stout's Corner, Mount Rose emerged as a village in the 1820s. By 1880 it boasted a school, post office, sawmill and several shops. It was perhaps best known as a center of applejack whiskey production. Two distilleries operated . . . Map (db m18264) HM
46New Jersey (Mercer County), Pennington — British Horses
British Troops exercised their horses over this wall December 1776 Marked by Penelope Hart Chapter, D.A.R. 1939Map (db m64109) HM
47New Jersey (Mercer County), Pennington — Pennington
Pennington Settled in 1708 First known as Queenstown Incorporated in 1890 as the Borough of PenningtonMap (db m64110) HM
48New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — 10 of 12 — <br>Route of Washington’s March
Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777Map (db m4263) HM
49New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — “The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route”
On this site, the allied American and French troops of Generals Washington and Le Comte de Rochambeau encamped August 29 to September 1, 1781 enroute to their Victory at Yorktown American independence was assured there in Virginia by the defeat . . . Map (db m64117) HM
50New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — 250th Anniversary of Princeton University
In the nation’s service. In the service of all nations. On the occasion of its 250th anniversary Princeton University here records its gratitude to its alumni for their devotion to the University and its mission of education, scholarship and . . . Map (db m44846) HM
51New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — 250th Anniversary of Princeton University
On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Princeton University, the area communities express appreciation to the University for its contribution to their cultural, intellectual and economic vitality.Map (db m44851) HM
52New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Aaron Burr
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53New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Albert Einstein1879 - 1955
E = mc²‎ (1905) Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world. (1929) Born in Ulm Germany on March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein became a resident of Princeton in 1933, . . . Map (db m64135) HM
54New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Bainbridge House
1766 Bainbridge House 158 Nassau StreetMap (db m62297) HM
55New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Battle of Princeton
< No Further Inscription >Map (db m64121) HM
56New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Betsey StocktonWomen’s Heritage Trail — Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church —
Betsey Stockton (1798-1865) began life as a slave for the prominent Stockton family in Princeton. When she gained her freedom at the age of 20, she became a missionary, traveling to Hawaii (Sandwich Islands), Canada and Philadelphia, teaching school . . . Map (db m94762) HM
57New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Burial Site of those who fell in the Battle of Princeton
Near here lie buried the American and British officers and soldiers who fell in the Battle of Princeton January 3rd, 1777 Here freedom stood by slaughtered friend and foe, and ere the wrath paled or that sunset died, looked through the . . . Map (db m149806) HM
58New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Campsite of The Army of Louis XVI, King of France
Commanded by General de Rochambeau during their march to victory at Yorktown August 31, 1781Map (db m5382) HM
59New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Colonel John Haslet
A Patriot of considerable distinction, Colonel John Haslet was the Commander of Delaware's first Continental Regiment. A native of County Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America in 1757. Haslet was a graduate of the University of Glasgow, and . . . Map (db m5380) HM
60New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Colonnade and Gravesite
This colonnade was originally part of Mathew Newkirk’s home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later called St. George’s Hall. The house was designed by Thomas U. Walter, who later designed the dome on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D. C. In . . . Map (db m10153) HM
61New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — English Boxwood Plants
These English Boxwood plants were grown from George Washington’s hedges planted November 1798 on his Mount Vernon estate.Map (db m64119) HM
62New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — French Markets
The Garden Club of Princeton a founding member of the Garden Club of America established the French Markets during World War I for French War Relief and later for The Club’s Civic Projects These markets have been held in the Spring and Autumn for . . . Map (db m10620) HM
63New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — From Trenton to Princeton
Following the Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River and the First Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776, George Washington’s army re-crossed the river back into Pennsylvania. The British and German troops reacted to their defeat at Trenton . . . Map (db m149799) HM
64New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — General Hugh Mercer
To the memory of General Hugh Mercer, the revered martyr of American Independence. Born in Scotland about 1720. Educated as a physician. Emigrated to America 1747. Was appointed by Congress June 5, 1776, a brigadier general in the American Army. . . . Map (db m10081) HM
65New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Historic Portico Preservation and Rebuilding
The preservation and rebuilding here of this historic portico were due to the leadership of the architects of New Jersey in commemoration of the centennial year of the American Institute of Architecture in 1937. Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-88) was . . . Map (db m149805) HM
66New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — John Witherspoon1723 - 1794
Preacher “One of the most useful qualifications of a good minister is that he have a lively sense of religion upon his own heart.”             John Witherspoon Born in Gifford, Scotland, in 1723, Witherspoon was educated at the . . . Map (db m44842) HM
67New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Joseph Henry House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m44814) HM
68New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Joseph Hewes
Born here, 1730, he later moved to North Carolina. He signed the Declaration of Independence for that state in 1776.Map (db m64113) HM
69New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — M. Hartley Dodge, Jr.
In memory of M. Hartley Dodge, Jr. Class of 1930 Killed in France August 29, 1930 His sun is gone down while it was yet day.Map (db m64136) WM
70New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — March of the Mill Children100th Anniversary
Princeton, New Jersey July 1903 – July 2003 Mary Harris “Mother” Joneswas a crusader for workers’ rights. She led several hundred children who worked in the textile mills on a march from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to President . . . Map (db m44850) HM
71New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Marines in the Revolution
Dedicated to the Continental Marines Who Fought with General Washington's Troops During the Battle of Princeton January 3, 1777Map (db m5430) HM
72New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Maybury Hill
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Circa 1725Map (db m64133) HM
73New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Nassau Hall
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, . . . Map (db m44832) HM
74New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Nassau Inn – 1756 - 1937
The original “Nassau Inn” stood on this site for nearly 200 years. Many of America’s early statesmen stopped overnight in this half-way house on the stage coach journey between New York and Philadelphia. At times as many as thirty . . . Map (db m64118) HM
75New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Nathaniel Fitz Randolph
Near this spot lie the remains of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, the generous giver of the land upon which the original buildings of this University were erected. In Agro Jacet Nostro Immo SvoMap (db m62343) HM
76New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — New Jersey Patriots
In memory of those New Jersey Patriots who served on land and sea during the American Revolution, 1775 - 1783 And to Captain Daniel Neil who gave his life in the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777 while commanding the East . . . Map (db m5383) HM
77New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Olden House
At Washington's request, the Olden family cared for British wounded in this house after the Battle of Princeton.Map (db m94760) HM
78New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Paul RobesonIn Recognition Of
World Renown Athlete, Actor, Singer, ScholarMap (db m46165) HM
79New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Princeton Battle Monument
Here memory lingers to recall the guiding mind whose daring plan outflanked the foe and turned dismay to hope when Washington, with swift resolve, marched through the night to fight at dawn and venture all in one victorious battle for our freedom. . . . Map (db m5379) HM
80New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Princeton Speech
I could not but think that if the great and noble men whom this institution necessarily recalls, the founders of our country, were here today, as, thanks be to God, they may be invisibly to us, what joy would fill their hearts as they saw the . . . Map (db m44847) HM
81New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Princeton University
Princeton University 1726       1746       1896 The Log College Opened 1726 at Neshaminy, was discontinued in 1746, when members of the Synods of New York and Philadelphia and supporters of the Log College united in the organization of The College . . . Map (db m166093) HM
82New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Princeton War Memorial
Hold dear our sons and daughters who gave their lives in the World War for Freedom 1914 — 1918Map (db m5399) WM
83New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Princeton WW2 Memorial
A Grateful Class Remembers the Men of 1944 who gave their Lives in World War II Ernest Robinson Ackerman Army Air Corps, Budapest April 3, 1944 John Crosby Butler, Jr. Marine Air Service, Rota Island November 13, 1944 Francois Louis Chapman . . . Map (db m64134) WM
84New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Princeton’s Flag Man
In 1861 Capt. John H.S. Margerum risked his life by climbing to the dome of Nassau Hall to erect The Stars and Stripes of the Union JackMap (db m150264) HM
85New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Reunion Hall
From 1871 to 1965 Reunion Hall stood between West College and Stanhope. Its name commemorated the reunion of the new and old schools of the Presbyterian Church. The stars marked the rooms of students who gave their lives in military service during . . . Map (db m44848) HM
86New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Rev. John Witherspoon
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87New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Richard Stockton
A signer of the Declaration of Independence is buried in these grounds 1730 – 1781 --------------- Erected by The New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 1913Map (db m44844) HM
88New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — 11 of 12 — Route of Washington’s March
Route of Washington’s march by night from Trenton to Princeton and victory January 3, 1777Map (db m4264) HM
89New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Site of Moulder’s Battery
At the height of the January 3, 1777 Battle of Princeton, British forces under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Mawhood, attacked aggressively, forcing the American brigades to fall back. The Americans rallied around a small artillery . . . Map (db m149802) HM
90New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — Stony Brook Meeting House
The area around the meeting house and along the Stony Brook river was originally the “Stony Brook Village,” officially part of the town of West Windsor in Middlesex County. A majority of the original colonists that came to settle in . . . Map (db m62289) HM
91New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The British Occupation of New Jersey
With New York City in British hands, Forts Washington and Lee on the Hudson River (North River) fell to British attack November 16 & 19, 1776, respectively. General George Washington moved his army south through New Jersey, crossing the Delaware . . . Map (db m149801) HM
92New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The Canal Dug By Irishmen
The Delaware and Raritan Canal, often referred to as "The Big Ditch" was constructed between the years 1831 - 1834 at a cost of almost $3,000,000 and the lives of many Irish immigrant laborers. The hand-dug D & R Canal was 66 miles long. The . . . Map (db m36956) HM
93New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The Colonial Revival Garden
Helen Hamilton Shields married Richard the Signer’s great-great-grandson Bayard Stockton in 1894. Intensely proud of the Stockton family’s history, she wished to “restore” the house and gardens to what she perceived as their former . . . Map (db m10478) HM
94New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The First Presbyterian Church of Princeton
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95New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The Front Garden
By the time the Commodore began to improve Morven in the 1850s, a picturesque, curvilinear landscape style was the mode. There was an attempt to make plantings appear “natural” and a varied terrain rather than a flat surface was . . . Map (db m10481) HM
96New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The Horse Chestnut Walk
A path following the original alignment of the road and continuing the line of Nassau Street remained an entrance to Morven until the property was subdivided in 1891. For pedestrians it was the most direct route from downtown Princeton. . . . Map (db m10484) HM
97New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The House Front
Richard Stockton, the son of the Signer, known as the Duke, made many changes around 1790 to 1800. He rebuilt the central section of the house and covered the building’s brickwork with a white lime wash. In the 18th and early 19th century, there . . . Map (db m10485) HM
98New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The King’s Highway
Originally, the road ran directly in front of the house, on a line that formed a continuation of the present-day Nassau Street. It more or less followed the route of a Native American trail between the Raritan and Delaware Rivers. In colonial times . . . Map (db m166170) HM
99New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The Mercer Oak
The Mercer Oak was named for Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, who fought and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777. The white oak is believed to have been here at the time of the American Revolution. A legend says that . . . Map (db m166095) HM
100New Jersey (Mercer County), Princeton — The President’s House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . Map (db m44813) HM

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