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
"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
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
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
This wall encloses a portion of a plot of two acres whereon was erected in 1704 the first Christian church within the present confines of Mercer County.
Early records refer to it as “Hopewell Church” and “Christ Church”.
It was built . . . — — Map (db m4073) HM
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
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