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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bordentown, New Jersey

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Mount Holly is the county seat for Burlington County
Bordentown is in Burlington County
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      Mercer County (290)  
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      Bucks County, Pennsylvania (250)  
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1New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — 5 — 19th Century Railroading in Bordentown
Colonel John Stevens of Hoboken first proposed the construction of steam locomotive railroads in 1810, and his dream of building an operational railroad was realized by his sons, Robert L. and Edwin A., with the incorporation of the Camden and Amboy . . . Map (db m7314) HM
2New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — 50 Star Flag
The 50-star flag was ordered by former President Eisenhower on August 21, 1959, and was adopted in July 1960. This was due to Hawaii being granted statehood. It is the longest-used version of the U.S. flag and has been in use for over 56 years.Map (db m194810) HM
3New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — All Gave Some - Some Gave All
This is not only a reflection of Bordentown's heroes but it is also a reflection of our town and how we esteem those who have brought honor to usMap (db m194807) WM
4New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — An Early Transportation Hub — Delaware River Heritage Trail
Bordentown began as a small river port known as Farnsworth's Landing in the 1680s. Over the next two hundred years it became a nexus for boat and statecoach traffic between Philadelphia and points north. This location had two major strategic . . . Map (db m160167) HM
5New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Borden's Towne — Settled 1682
Following the Continental Army's retreat across the Delaware River in December 1776, 2,000 Hessian and Scots troops commanded by Colonel Kurt vonDonop occupied this towne. A small band of Americans under Colonel Samuel Griffin lured these . . . Map (db m33635) HM
6New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Bordentown — Circa 1850
Located at the confluence of the Delaware River and Crosswicks Creek. Farnsworth's Landing provided an ideal site for a colonial village. From the 1682 Trading Post to the bustling terminus of the Camden and Amboy Railroad, . . . Map (db m160148) HM
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7New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Bordentown Female College
Dedicated to the Memory of The Bordentown Female College 1850 — 1900 Presented by the B.F.C. AssociationMap (db m5338) HM
8New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Bordentown Military Institute
Founded in 1881 “Rather Be Than Seem” dedicated 19 October 1996 by the BMT Alumni Association to the memory of the Cadets and Faculty of the Bordentown Military Institute which stood on the site from 1881 to 1972. BMT was an . . . Map (db m88370) HM
9New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Bordentown Military Institute
(Top Panel) “Old Main” was the administrative and academic center of the Bordentown Military Institute, which stood on this site from 1881 to 1972. BMI and “Old Main” stood as a testimonial that God, duty, honor and country . . . Map (db m88371) HM WM
10New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Bordentown Veteran's Memorial
In honor of all men & women who served our country in the Armed ForcesMap (db m36346) HM
11New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — British Raid on Crosswicks Creek
Waters of Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River join below. 22 vessels at Bordentown and 4 at White Hill were among the 44 that were destroyed in a British raid on May 8, 1778. All were trapped in the Upper Delaware when the British took . . . Map (db m5336) HM
12New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Clara Barton — Women's Heritage Trail
Clara Barton, best known as a Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, was significant in New Jersey history for beginning the first "free" public school in the state. Barton took a teaching position in Hightstown in 1851, at the . . . Map (db m36470) HM
13New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Clara Barton School
One of the earliest free schools of New Jersey established 1852 by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.Map (db m33638) HM
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14New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Dedicated to School No. 2
Dedicated to School No. 2 and to the memory of the educators who brought education to the black youth of Bordentown, NJ 1842 - 1948Map (db m33639) HM
15New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — First Baptist Church — of Bordentown — Founded 1751. —
This is the fourth edifice to occupy present site 1752 - 1834 - 1860 - 1893Map (db m194812) HM
16New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey
First movement by steam on a railroad in the state of New Jersey, November 12, 1831, by the original locomotive "John Bull" now deposited in the United States National Museum at Washington. The first piece of railroad track in New Jersey was laid . . . Map (db m5195) HM
17New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Francis Hopkinson — 1737 - 1791
This tablet marks the home of a famous Revolutionary Patriot, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and originator of the Great Seal of New Jersey, member of Congress, a statesman, scientist, artist, musician and great satirist.Map (db m33453) HM
18New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Franklin Carr — Memorial Iris Garden
International prize winning hybridizer + Sea Skipper + Queens Jubilee + Dawn's Edge + Show Circuit + Oriental Pongee + Love Motiff + Glowing Gem + Earthly Prize + + Jersey Mold + Angel's Message + Cheerful Times . . . Map (db m160160) HM
19New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Friends Meeting House
Erected 1740 on land donated by Joseph Borden, founder of BordentownMap (db m160139) HM
20New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — George S. Bowers
Erected 1914 by E. B. Tantum To commemorate the devoted service to his country of George S. Bowers Company F 8th Regiment N. J. Volunteer Infantry And all other loyal soldiers and sailors who suffered untold misery starvation and . . . Map (db m36422) HM
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21New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd — 1719-1791
Son of the founder of Bordentown. Patriot, Statesman, Soldier, Judge. Restored after burning by the British 1778.Map (db m88365) HM
22New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Home of Patience Lovell Wright — 1725 - 1786
First American modeler in wax and female spy. Mother of Joseph Wright. Designer of Original U.S. coins.Map (db m160153) HM
23New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Home of Stephen Sayre — 1736 - 1818
High Sheriff of London. Colonial patriot, statesman, private secretary to Benjamin Franklin. This house was formerly located in Bonaparte Park.Map (db m160156) HM
24New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Home of Thomas Buchanan Read — 1822 - 1872
Author of Sheridan's Ride. Poet, artist, sculptor, soldier.Map (db m160157) HM
25New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Notable Bordentown Residents — Delaware River Heritage Trail
Though never larger than a small village, a remarkable cross section of notable and influential people lived in Bordentown in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Leaders of the American Revolution who lived on Farnsworth Avenue included . . . Map (db m160154) HM
26New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Patience Lovell Wright — Women's Heritage Trail
Patience Lovell Wright was America’s first professional sculptor and a self-appointed Revolutionary War spy. A native of Bordentown, she lived in this house after her marriage to Joseph Wright in 1748. She learned from her sister, Rachel, how to . . . Map (db m152759) HM WM
27New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Point Breeze — Estate of Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844) — Delaware River Heritage Trail —
The land at the confluence of Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River was once part of a vast estate created by Joseph Bonaparte, elder brother of Napoleon. During Napoleon's brief reign as Emperor of France, Joseph was appointed King of Naples . . . Map (db m160165) HM
28New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Richard Watson Gilder House — circa 1788
About The Gilder Family The Gilder family, which also includes the Nutts and Bunting families, rose to prominence in the publishing world of New York City with Richard Watson Gilder as the Editor of Century Magazine, his sister Jeanette Gilder . . . Map (db m36975) HM
29New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — 7 — The Crosswicks Creek "Trestle Vessel"
Chartered simultaneously in 1830, the Camden and Amboy (C&A) Railroad and the Delaware and Raritan Canal formed one of New Jersey's most significant early transportation networks. The D&R was one of this country's busiest navigation systems for . . . Map (db m160171) HM
30New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — The Delaware: A National Treasure — Delaware River Heritage Trail
The 330-mile Delaware River is the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi River is the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi River. Its watershed drains an area of 14,119 square miles in four states. This nationally . . . Map (db m160163) HM
31New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — The Telephone made its Bordentown Debut in 1882
Samuel E. Burr arranged for the running of a line from Trenton's only switchboard to his hardware store here at 309 Farnsworth Avenue. Many residents used the phone mainly through curiosity. It wasn't long before Burr's switchboard was operating at . . . Map (db m194806) HM
32New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — This Was The Home Of Joseph Hopkinson — 1770 - 1842
Scholar - Statesman - Jurist Inspirer of the arts Author of "Hail Columbia!"Map (db m160267) HM
33New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine, Pamphleteer for American Independence, bought this house in 1783, and lived in it periodically until his death in 1809.Map (db m33451) HM
34New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Thomas Paine Monument
Thomas Paine (1739 - 1809) 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 . . . Map (db m5176) HM
35New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Tower Clock
Man'f. Seth Thomas Clock Co. 1888 Dedicated to William F. Allen 1846 - 1915 Born in Bordentown and the designer of Standard Time 1883 William Feaster - CuratorMap (db m17464) HM
36New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — World Wars I and II Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War I and World War II Ervin V. Hamilton • Leslie H. Cox • J. Wesley Harding • Walter Darby • Oscar Knudson • Edward J. Magee • Harold W. . . . Map (db m194814) WM
37New Jersey (Burlington County), Bordentown — Wright House
Patience Lovell Wright, America's first sculptress lived here before moving to Great Britain 1772. Son Joseph noted painter.Map (db m33452) HM
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Oct. 3, 2022