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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Trenton, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Mercer County, NJ (427) Burlington County, NJ (325) Hunterdon County, NJ (364) Middlesex County, NJ (289) Monmouth County, NJ (305) Somerset County, NJ (164) Bucks County, PA (254)  MercerCounty(427) Mercer County (427)  BurlingtonCounty(325) Burlington County (325)  HunterdonCounty(364) Hunterdon County (364)  MiddlesexCounty(289) Middlesex County (289)  MonmouthCounty(305) Monmouth County (305)  SomersetCounty(164) Somerset County (164)  BucksCountyPennsylvania(254) Bucks County (254)
Trenton is the county seat for Mercer County
Trenton is in Mercer County
      Mercer County (427)  
ADJACENT TO MERCER COUNTY
      Burlington County (325)  
      Hunterdon County (364)  
      Middlesex County (289)  
      Monmouth County (305)  
      Somerset County (164)  
      Bucks County, Pennsylvania (254)  
 
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1New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — "… a Town laid out called Lamberton …" [1773]
Historically, Lamberton was the loose-knit fishing village and port that extended along the left bank of the Delaware River from Ferry Street to Riverview Cemetery. The heart of the community lay between Landing and Lalor Streets, exactly where the . . . Map (db m165803) HM
2New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — "The Whole Art, Secret and Mystery of Manufacturing Sturgeon"
For several thousand years the waters of the Delaware River supplied fish to Native Americans living along the riverbank. Colonial Immigrants and modern Americans followed suit, catching fish for their own local consumption and for sale in . . . Map (db m166098) HM
3New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 9 — "Trenton Makes, the World Takes"
Today's casual visitor to Trenton may not fully understand the significance of the "Trenton Makes, the World Takes" sign on the Market Street bridge, however, those words define the important role that Trenton played in the growth of this country . . . Map (db m212537) HM
4New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — “Trenton Ready for War …….”
Trenton contributed mightily to the national war effort in World War I and World War II, mobilizing men and women to fight and to sustain those doing the fighting, and stepping up production in those factories providing materials critical to the . . . Map (db m166099) HM
5New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1609
While searching for a sea route to Asia, Henry Hudson enters the mouth of the Delaware BayMap (db m166100) HM
6New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1623
The States General of the United Provinces of the Netherlands grant the Dutch West India Company a North American colony (New Netherland) including all of present New Jersey.Map (db m211641) HM
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7New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1624
The Dutch West India Company establishes a short-lived trading post on Burlington Island.Map (db m211642) HM
8New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1637
The New Sweden Company competes with the Dutch for control of trade in the Delaware Valley.Map (db m211643) HM
9New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1638
Swedish settlers arrive in the Delaware Bay aboard the ships Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip and begin the colony of New Sweden.Map (db m211644) HM
10New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1644
Swedes control trade and settlement in the Middle Delaware Valley.Map (db m211645) HM
11New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1655
The Dutch capture New Sweden and absorb the Delaware Valley within New Netherland.Map (db m211648) HM
12New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1664
The English capture New Netherland, and King Charles II’s brother – James, Duke of York grants New Jersey to Sir George Carteret and John, Lord Berkeley.Map (db m211649) HM
13New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1673
The Dutch regain control of the Lower Delaware Valley for one year before it is recaptured by the English.Map (db m211650) HM
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14New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1674
Seeking refuge from religious persecution in England, Quakers John Fenwick and Edward Byllynge buy West New Jersey from John, Lord Berkeley.Map (db m211651) HM
15New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1676
Proprietors John Eldridge, Gawen Lawrie, Nicholas Lucas, William Penn and Edward Warner organize to govern the province of West New Jersey.Map (db m211652) HM
16New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1677
Quaker settlers purchasing land rights from the Proprietors, arrive at Burlington aboard the Kent.Map (db m211653) HM
17New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1679
Mahlon Stacy builds one of the first gristmills in the Delaware Valley on the Assunpink Creek.Map (db m211654) HM
18New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1682
William Penn begins construction of his house at Pennsbury Manor roughly five miles below the Falls of the Delaware.Map (db m211658) HM
19New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1683
A Quaker monthly meeting convenes for the first time at the Falls of the Delaware in the house of William Biles near present day Morrisville.Map (db m211659) HM
20New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1685
The Society of Friends establishes a Quaker burying plot in what is today Riverview Cemetery.Map (db m211660) HM
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21New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1688
Nottingham Township becomes the first municipal entity to encompass portions of the land that comprises modern day Trenton.Map (db m211661) HM
22New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1692
Floods destroy many of the homes at the Falls of the Delaware.Map (db m211662) HM
23New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1694
Burlington County establishes its boundaries and includes the Falls of the Delaware within its jurisdiction.Map (db m211663) HM
24New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1702
The Proprietors of East and West Jersey relinquish the government of the provinces to Queen Anne, and New Jersey becomes a Royal Colony.Map (db m211692) HM
25New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1714
Hunterdon County forms from the northern portion of Burlington County with the Assunpink Creek serving as a boundaryMap (db m211694) HM
26New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1719
William Trent, merchant of Philadelphia, builds the brick mansion, today known as the Trent House, on land purchased from Mahlon Stacy, Jr.Map (db m211696) HM
27New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1723
William Trent and Samuel Green establish a water-powered ironworks on the Assunpink Creek at Trent’s TownMap (db m211698) HM
28New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1726
James Trent, son of William Trent, receives a royal charter for the operation of a ferry across the Delaware RiverMap (db m211699) HM
29New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1745
King George II grants Trenton status as a Royal boroughMap (db m211700) HM
30New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1747
Trenton citizens form the Union Fire Company, the town’s first volunteer fire groupMap (db m211701) HM
31New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1750
The Trenton Library Company, founded by Dr. Thomas Cadwalader, opens the first subscription library in New JerseyMap (db m211702) HM
32New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1758
The colonial government authorizes the construction of the Trenton barracks to house soldiers fighting in the French and Indian WarMap (db m211703) HM
33New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1776
General Washington crosses the Delaware River and marches south, defeating Hessian troops deployed by the British at the First Battle of TrentonMap (db m211704) HM
34New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1777
American forces led by George Washington clash with the British army under the command of Lord Cornwallis at the Second Battle of TrentonMap (db m211705) HM
35New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1778
Isaac Collins relocates his printing press and newspaper, the New Jersey Gazette, from Burlington to Trenton, becoming the town’s first publisherMap (db m211707) HM
36New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1784
The Continental Congress meets at the French Arms Tavern in Trenton to discuss the future location of the United States governmentMap (db m211708) HM
37New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1786
John Fitch builds and operates the first steamboat on the Delaware River between Philadelphia and TrentonMap (db m211709) HM
38New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1789
The Ladies of Trenton give George Washington a grand reception while he is en route from Philadelphia to New York to take office as the first President of the United States of AmericaMap (db m211710) HM
39New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1790
The State Legislature selects Trenton as the seat of the capital of the State of New JerseyMap (db m211711) HM
40New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1791
Jonathan Doan and the State House Commission draw up plans for the construction of the New Jersey State HouseMap (db m211712) HM
41New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1792
Trenton incorporates as a cityMap (db m211714) HM
42New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1793
The Ancient Free and Accepted Masons erect the Masonic Lodge, one of Trenton’s most prominent 18th century institutional buildingsMap (db m211716) HM
43New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1799
The public offices of the United States government transfer from Philadelphia to Trenton due to a yellow fever epidemic.Map (db m166163) HM
44New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1806
The Trenton Delaware Bridge Company completes the first span connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania across the Delaware River on the site of today’s “Trenton Makes” bridgeMap (db m211740) HM
45New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1817
Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, flees Europe and settles in Bordentown, later occupying houses in today’s South Trenton and Hamilton TownshipMap (db m211741) HM
46New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1829
Trenton establishes its public school systemMap (db m211744) HM
47New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1831
The Trenton Delaware Falls Company incorporates with the purpose of supplying water power for industrial development in the cityMap (db m211745) HM
48New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1834
The Delaware and Raritan Canal opens, permitting boats to travel between Trenton and New BrunswickMap (db m211747) HM
49New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1838
The City of Trenton becomes the seat of the newly established Mercer CountyMap (db m211748) HM
50New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1839
The Trenton to New Brunswick branch line of the Camden and Amboy Railroad begins operation with a station on East State StreetMap (db m211749) HM
51New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1845
Dorothea Dix, social reformer and advocate for the mentally ill, successfully lobbies for the construction of the Trenton Psychiatric HospitalMap (db m211750) HM
52New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1848
John A. Roebling moves his wire rope factory from western Pennsylvania to TrentonMap (db m211751) HM
53New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1852
John Taylor and Henry Speeler establish Trenton’s first industrial potteryMap (db m211752) HM
54New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1853
The Trenton Waterworks Company erects the first reservoir in the cityMap (db m211753) HM
55New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1861
Trenton industries begin supplying materials such as ordnance, shoes and blankets to the Union Army fighting in the Civil WarMap (db m211754) HM
56New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1862
Camps Olden, Perrine, Halsted and Bayard operate in the Trenton area to recruit and house Civil War soldiersMap (db m211755) HM
57New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1881
Frank A. Magowan founds the Trenton Rubber Company, the beginning of a new industrial specialization in the cityMap (db m211756) HM
58New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1883
Emily Roebling, following the serious injury of her husband, Washington A. Roebling, oversees the completion of the Brooklyn BridgeMap (db m211757) HM
59New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1886
The Cuban Giants, a Negro League Baseball team, move to Trenton with the financial backing of local entrepreneur, Walter CookMap (db m211758) HM
60New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1887
Calvert Vaux, the English-American landscape architect, prepares designs for an expanded Riverview CemeteryMap (db m211759) HM
61New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1888
Fifty thousand people attend the opening in Hamilton of the first Inter-State Fair, the forerunner of the New Jersey State FairMap (db m211760) HM
62New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1890
Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned landscape architect, begins work on the design of Cadwalader Park, Trenton’s first public parkMap (db m211761) HM
63New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1893
The city celebrates the dedication of the Trenton Battle Monument, erected to commemorate the First Battle of TrentonMap (db m211762) HM
64New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1897
A group of Trenton ladies forms The Contemporary Club to “stimulate an interest in science, literature, art, philanthropy and social culture”Map (db m166102) HM
65New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1902
The Trenton Free Public Library opens on Academy StreetMap (db m211765) HM
66New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1909
Members of the Roebling and Kuser families organize the Mercer Automobile Company to manufacture the Mercer line of automobilesMap (db m211766) HM
67New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1910
City government moves to the newly completed Trenton City HallMap (db m211767) HM
68New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1911
The R.C. Maxwell Company installs the sign “The World Takes, Trenton Makes” later changed to “Trenton Makes, the World Takes” – on the Trenton-Morrisville BridgeMap (db m211768) HM
69New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1912
Prominent Trentonians Washington Roebling II and Stephen Blackwell die aboard the TitanicMap (db m211769) HM
70New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1913
The Trenton Marine Terminal opens, providing direct access to Trenton for deep-water vessels by means of the newly dredged Delaware River shipping channelMap (db m211771) HM
71New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1916
Mahlon Stacy Park opens, providing increased access to a beautified riverfrontMap (db m211772) HM
72New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1917
The United States Army constructs Camp Dix in Burlington County to house and train soldiers enlisted to fight in World War I, many of whom hail from the Trenton areaMap (db m211773) HM
73New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1918
Lenox China manufactures the first American-made set of White House china for President Woodrow WilsonMap (db m211774) HM
74New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1921
Trenton’s largest hotel, the Stacy-Trent, named after city founders Mahlon Stacy and William Trent, opens for businessMap (db m211775) HM
75New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1927
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig lead a local team to victory over the Brooklyn Royal Giants in an exhibition baseball game at High School Field in TrentonMap (db m211776) HM
76New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1932
Trenton and Mercer County honor local veterans of World War I with the completion of the Soldiers and Sailors War MemorialMap (db m211777) HM
77New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1937
Mary G. Roebling becomes the President of the Trenton Trust Company and a prominent business leader in the cityMap (db m211778) HM
78New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1940
The Switlik Parachute and Equipment Company becomes the major supplier of parachutes to the U.S. armed forcesMap (db m211779) HM
79New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1954
Work begins on the original section of the N.J. Route 29 FreewayMap (db m211780) HM
80New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1955
Hurricane Diane causes massive flooding in the Delaware Valley, raising the river level by 20 feet in TrentonMap (db m211781) HM
81New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1964
Trenton Mayor Arthur Holland and his family take up residence in Mill Hill, sparking a restoration of this inner city neighborhoodMap (db m211782) HM
82New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1965
The New Jersey State Capitol Complex, expands with the completion of new facilities for the State Library, museum and planetariumMap (db m211783) HM
83New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1973
The Roebling factories in Trenton close their doorsMap (db m211785) HM
84New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1990
The people of Trenton elect Douglas H. Palmer as their first African-American MayorMap (db m211786) HM
85New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 1994
The opening of Mercer County Waterfront Park marks a significant step in the renewal of TrentonMap (db m211787) HM
86New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — 2005
Helis, the wayward 10-12 ft. beluga whale, becomes national news story during surprise visit to Delaware River in AprilMap (db m4246) HM
87New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — A Natural Magnet for Native Americans
Cast your gaze downstream and try to imagine a landscape unaltered by European settlement and the Industrial Age. It is difficult today to appreciate the abundance of natural resources that once surrounded the mouth of Crosswicks Creek even as . . . Map (db m166103) HM
88New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — A Park for All Times and Seasons
Trenton's Cadwalader Park Cadwalader Park is known for its gently rolling hills, large shade trees and historic monuments. Grounds provide ample space for picnicking, recreation and play. The park's landscape has evolved over time to . . . Map (db m208076) HM
89New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Abraham Hunt House
Colonel Rall was entertained on Christmas night 1776 in the house owned by Abraham Hunt which stood on this spot.Map (db m3657) HM
90New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Alexander Douglass House1766
Built on South Broad Street, this small frame house was owned during the Revolution by Douglass, a quartermaster in the N.J. militia. On the night of Jan. 2, 1777, following the second Battle of Trenton, Washington and his generals met in the house . . . Map (db m208087) HM
91New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Alexander Douglass House on the Move
The Alexander Douglass House, one of Trenton’s most cherished historic sites, tells a curious tale of the American Revolution and local passion for preservation. The site of George Washington’s Council of War before the Battle of Princeton, the . . . Map (db m127002) HM
92New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Assunpink Creek
From the Lenape language meaning "stony, watery place" Location of grist mill built in 1679 by Malhon Stacy origin of Trenton's industriesMap (db m208110) HM
93New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Assunpink Creek
Site of the Second Battle of Trenton Jan 2nd, 1777Map (db m208111) HM
94New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Assunpink CreekDowntown Trenton
Location of grist mill built in 1679 by Malhon Stacy origin of Trenton's industriesMap (db m208112) HM
95New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Assunpink CreekDowntown Trenton
Site of the Second Battle of Trenton Jan 2nd, 1777Map (db m208113) HM
96New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Assunpink Creek
Location of grist mill built in 1679 by Malhon Stacy origin of Trenton's industriesMap (db m208115) HM
97New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Before the Park
Farm & Country House Cadwalader Park is best known as an historic urban park, designed by master landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. Underlying the graceful park landscape, however, are features that reflect an . . . Map (db m208080) HM
98New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Beulah A. OliphantWomen’s Heritage Trail
The Old Barracks is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its significance as the finest example of colonial barracks in the United States and because of its role in the Battles of Trenton during the Revolutionary War. It is also . . . Map (db m62214) HM
99New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Black Soldiers and Patriots
Dedicated to the memory of the Black soldiers and patriots both free and enslaved who served in the American Revolution 1776 – 1783Map (db m166104) HM
100New Jersey, Mercer County, Trenton — Briar Patch1952 - 1983
“Oldest known black bear to live in captivity” Nothing is lost that leaves a memoryMap (db m4575) HM

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