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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Trenton

 
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Trenton, New Jersey and Vicinity
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    Hunterdon County (355)
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
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 . . . — Map (db m4389) 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 domestic . . . — Map (db m4394) HM
3New 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 m4309) HM
4New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — 17th Century Trenton Timeline
(see the individual stones photographed below)Map (db m4210) HM
5New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — 18th Century Trenton Timeline
1702 The Proprietors of East and West Jersey relinquish the government of the provinces to Queen Anne, and New Jersey becomes a Royal Colony. 1714 Hunterdon County forms from the northern portion of Burlington County with the Assunpink . . . — Map (db m4242) HM
6New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — 19th Century Trenton Timeline
(see the individual stones photographed below)Map (db m4245) HM
7New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — 20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline
(see the individual stones photographed below)Map (db m4246) HM
8New 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 m4379) HM
9New 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
10New 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
11New 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
12New 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 – 1783 — Map (db m4149) HM
13New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Briar Patch
1952-1983 “Oldest known black bear to live in captivity” Nothing is lost that leaves a memory — Map (db m4575) HM
14New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — British Light Dragoons
This Meeting House was occupied by the British Light Dragoons December 1776 — Map (db m3832) HM
15New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — C. Edward Murray
-1863-       -1943- Quartermaster General of New Jersey and a founder of this memorial Good citizen and good friend whose generosity to every worthy cause made him beloved Dedicated by his friend Walter Evans Edge Governor of . . . — Map (db m4018) HM
16New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Cadwalader Park
A Bicentennial commemorative site recognizing America’s 200th year of liberty Cadwalader Park Named for General Thomas Cadwalader, Trenton’s Chief Burgess in 1746. Promoted by Edmund C. Hill in 1884. Authorized by City Council in 1888 . . . — Map (db m4127) HM
17New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Canals and Railroads – Arteries to the Heart of Industrial Trenton
As the United States began to feel the full force of the Industrial Revolution and expand its own manufacturing and commercial base, cities like Trenton that were blessed with an advantageous location were in the forefront of transportation . . . — Map (db m4298) HM
18New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — 8 — Canals, Trains and Automobiles
In 1830 the State of New Jersey granted its first railroad charter to the Camden and Amboy (C&A) Railroad and a similar charter to the Delaware and Raritan (D&R) Canal. The original C&A, linking Camden, Bordentown, Trenton and South Amboy, was . . . — Map (db m160174) HM
19New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Capt. James Olden Paxson
Born 1835 in Trenton. He was the son of Stacy A. Paxson, a former New Jersey state treasurer. At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined Company D, 48th New York Infantry Volunteers (Die-No-Mores), which was made up of men from Trenton, and was . . . — Map (db m4470) HM
20New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Capt. Joseph A. Yard
Born March 23, 1802, in Trenton. Captain Yard was involved in the export and manufacture of bristled brushes, which proved to be lucrative, but lost his fortune in 1835 due to the wars in Europe. He later was appointed principal keeper of New . . . — Map (db m9892) HM
21New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Catherine Verducci Ford
Mrs. Ford has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to serving the people in her community, especially the youth of Chambersburg, through her involvement in various groups and organizations. No one exemplifies this commitment to the community . . . — Map (db m4200) HM
22New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Changing Landscapes Along Petty's Run
Three centuries ago, the landscape before you would have appeared much different. Looking west toward today's State House, you would have been facing a steep-sided ravine with wooded slopes and a fast flowing stream passing from right to left to . . . — Map (db m76805) HM
23New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Charles Hewitt
Born Dec. 18, 1824, in New York City. Early in life he was principal and teacher of mathematics at the grammar school of Columbia College. He left Columbia in 1845 to join the Cooper Iron Works in Trenton. Responsible for various inventions that . . . — Map (db m4467) HM
24New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Church of the Sacred Heart
(To the right of the front door): A Bicentennial commemorative site recognizing America’s 200th year of liberty Church of the Sacred Heart New Jersey’s oldest Catholic parish Successor of St. John’s 1814 (To the left of the . . . — Map (db m4060) HM
25New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Cooper & Hewitt ….. Iron & Steel
Trenton initially developed as a center of iron and steel production as a result of the efforts of Peter Cooper, the well-known inventor, industrialist and philanthropist from New York City. In the mid-1840s, as Cooper began to turn his attention to . . . — Map (db m4295) HM
26New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Daniel Budd Bodine
Born April 16, 1814, in Tuckerton, NJ. He operated country general stores throughout Burlington and Monmouth Counties before moving to Trenton. He served as Chancery Court clerk of New Jersey from 1851 to 1856 and served as mayor of Trenton . . . — Map (db m9891) HM
27New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Delaware and Raritan Canal1830 – 1935
The State Street Locks were located here. The canal was 42.9 miles long and there were 14 locks between Bordentown and New Brunswick via Bound Brook. The feeder extended 21.6 miles from Raven Rock. The main stream was 75 feet wide and 8 feet deep. . . . — Map (db m10075) HM
28New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Dorothea Dix
Pioneered to establish this first mental hospital in New Jersey in 1848. She was later Chief Nurse in the Union Army. — Map (db m76924) HM
29New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Douglass House
Circa 1766, Home of Alexander Douglass, Quartermaster in Washington’s Army, who fought in the Battle of Assunpink, Jan. 2, 1777. Here on that date General Washington held the Council of War. Washington’s idea was to leave campfires burning on the . . . — Map (db m3746) HM
30New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Dr. John Manners
Born April 8, 1786, in Hunterdon County, N.J. A graduate of the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), he studied at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Department (1812) under Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of . . . — Map (db m4468) HM
31New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Ellarslie
. . . — Map (db m4068) HM
32New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Emlen House
. . . — Map (db m4065) HM
33New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Europeans at the Falls of the Delaware
The lands adjoining the Falls of the Delaware River were a natural location for early European settlement, just as they had been a focus of native American occupation. The Falls were little more than a stretch of fast-running shallow water between . . . — Map (db m4233) HM
34New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Ferries across the Delaware
Two ferries across the Delaware River in the Trenton area date from the late 17th century – the Yardley Ferry and the Trenton or Middle Ferry. Two more – the Upper and Lower Ferries – were added later in the 18th century. The . . . — Map (db m4385) HM
35New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Firemen’s Memorial
Dedicated to the Fire Department of the City of Trenton Volunteer Department Organized February 7, 1747 Paid Department Established April 4, 1892 Re-dedicated 1961 (Second Plaque): Memorial to the members of the . . . — Map (db m3983) HM
36New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — First High School
Trenton’s First Public School, built here in 1874, had room for 304 students. When city growth prompted the 1902 building of a new high school at Hamilton Avenue and Chestnut Street, this became the William McKinley Elementary School. — Map (db m3572) HM
37New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — First Presbyterian Churchyard
This tablet is dedicated to the memory of those men who served in the American Revolution 1775 – 1783 and who were buried in the First Presbyterian Churchyard Trenton, N.J. James Francis Armstrong • John Beatty • Nicholas de . . . — Map (db m4005) HM
38New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — First Professional Basketball Game
      On this site in 1896, was played the first professional basketball game. Fred Cooper, captain of the Trentons, had arranged for the rental of Masonic Temple Hall, after rent was paid, he distributed the remaining money among the players with . . . — Map (db m3658) HM
39New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — First Synagogue
Trenton’s first Jewish organization, Mount Sinai Cemetery Association, formed November 19, 1857, later known as Har Sinai Hebrew Congregation, began regular synagogue services at this site in 1860. — Map (db m3654) HM
40New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Fitch’s Shop
Nearby, Lt. John Fitch, official State Armourer, operated a gunshop during the Revolution. It was damaged by the Hessians in 1776. On the Delaware, in 1790, he operated the first commercial steamboat that ran on a regular, advertised schedule. — Map (db m3777) HM
41New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Friends Meeting House
. . . — Map (db m3984) HM
42New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — From Federal City to State Capital
Following the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the newly independent United States were faced with establishing a national capital. Up to this point the Continental Congress had met in several places, most often in Philadelphia and New York City. Congress . . . — Map (db m4275) HM
43New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — From Teacups to Toilets
Trenton burst forth as the premier pottery-producing center of the Eastern United States in the second half of the 19th century, the city skyline soon being dominated by the smokestacks of pottery kilns. Trenton’s location as a transportation hub . . . — Map (db m4284) HM
44New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — 5 — Front Street Paper MillTurning Rags to Riches
Most of the historic walls before you relate to the Front Street Paper Mill, which operated from around 1827 until 1876. The rectangular pit originally contained a giant overshot waterwheel, six to eight feet wide and 18 to 20 feet in diameter, fed . . . — Map (db m78386) HM
45New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Gen. George Washington
Erected to commemorate that noble spirit of justice displayed by Gen. George Washington after his capture of Trenton in December 1776, in returning to both Whig and Tory alike their personal effects, of which they had been ruthlessly plundered . . . — Map (db m3757) HM
46New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — General Zebulon Montgomery PikeBorn in New Jersey January 5, 1779 — Died April 27, 1813 —
Valiant soldier and explorer — Map (db m160182) WM
47New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — George Clymer
George Clymer Signer of the Constitution of the United States of America Deputy from Pennsylvania to Federal Constitutional Convention May 25, 1787 – September 17, 1787 — Map (db m4007) HM
48New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — George ClymerWe mutually pledge to each other our fortunes and our sacred honor
Signer of the Declaration of Independence — Map (db m160177) HM
49New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — George Washington White Oak
. . . — Map (db m4181) HM
50New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Government House
Home of Moore Furman, Trenton’s first mayor, 1792–1794. Official residence of Governor of New Jersey, 1798–1845. Gen. George B. McClellan in 1862 and Woodrow Wilson in 1912 were among many notables who occupied this famous landmark. — Map (db m3655) HM
51New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Growth of Government
Trenton has been a seat of county and municipal government since colonial times, although the impact of government on the landscape of the city was relatively limited until the early 20th century. Prior to 1900, most government business was . . . — Map (db m4313) HM
52New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Headquarters of Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall
On this site stood the dwelling which was the headquarters of Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian Commander mortally wounded in the Battle of Trenton December 26, 1776 in which house he died the following day. The dwelling was from November . . . — Map (db m3796) HM
53New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Heritage of Sport
Trenton has a long and storied sporting tradition, both amateur and professional. The city was home to the country’s first professional basketball team, the Trentons, as the local team was known, began charging admission to their games in 1896, so . . . — Map (db m4310) HM
54New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Historic Downtown TrentonStart Your Tour Here!
Mill Hill Park contains the site of Mahlon Stacy’s gristmill (later known as the Trenton Mills), the city’s very first industrial facility. The American Revolution’s Second Battle of Trenton was partly fought on the park grounds. The . . . — Map (db m127197) HM
55New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Hopewell Church
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 . . . — Map (db m4073) HM
56New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — House of Alexander Douglass
Here in the house of Alexander Douglass Washington called a council of war on the evening of January 2, 1777 when the flank movement to Princeton was decided upon — Map (db m3787) HM
57New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Ice, Brewing and Bottles
In the late 19th century, long after Lamberton had declined as a center of fishing, shipping and rafting, a new industrial focus emerged at the foot of Lalor Street. Here, straddling Lamberton Street, a factory complex took root where ice was made . . . — Map (db m4386) HM
58New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — In Loving Memory of Fire Fighters
In loving memory of Fire Fighters Robert J. Mizopalko born 9/16/1952 Joseph F. Woods, Jr. born 11/25/1960 The supreme sacrifice was made by these two brave men on the morning of August 4, 1986 while fighting a 3rd alarm fire at 121 South . . . — Map (db m3792) HM
59New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Ira Wells Wood
Born June 19, 1856, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He graduated third in the class of 1877 at Princeton University. He served on the Trenton Board of Education (1894-1896); Trenton Common Council (1896-1900); Trenton Board of Trade (1896-1900); New . . . — Map (db m4471) HM
60New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Isaac Harrow’s Plating and Blade Mill
Established 1734 on west bank of Petty’s Run near here. Sold to Benjamin Yard in 1745. New Jersey’s first iron works. Manufactured household and farming tools and equipment. — Map (db m3760) HM
61New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — James Kerney
-1873-          -1934- Appointed Director of American Committee on Public Information in France during the World War by President Woodrow Wilson Patriot Journalist Jurist whose pen defended his nation counseled her citizens sought her . . . — Map (db m4019) HM
62New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — James Taylor
Born May 16, 1810 in Staffordshire, England. Taylor came to the United States in 1829 and settled for a time in Jersey City. He worked in the potteries of Troy, Indiana; Orrsville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio, and East Liverpool, Ohio, to master . . . — Map (db m4465) HM
63New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — John A. Roebling
Civil Engineer Designer and builder of many suspension bridges Founder of Trenton’s greatest industry An energetic worker Inventor and man of affairs Devoted to his adopted country in whose progress he had unswerving faith A patron . . . — Map (db m4128) HM
64New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — John Alexander Campbell
-1856-          -1938- First President and Chairman of the Board of the Soldiers and Sailors’ War Memorial Building Commission Industrialist Banker Philanthropist whose kindly wisdom made his a happier generation Erected by his . . . — Map (db m4020) HM
65New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — John Briest
Born Nov. 11, 1836, in Trenton. He started in the printing business at an early age and became foreman of the Trenton True American print shop. He started the penny daily newspaper The Emporium, which remained in operation from 1867 to 1897. In . . . — Map (db m4943) HM
66New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — John E. Curry Jr.
-1899-          -1990- A President and the longest serving member of this commission 1949 – 1988 Patron of the Arts – Public Servant – Musician – Impresario He made a notable contribution to the cultural life of . . . — Map (db m4021) HM
67New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — John Fitch Steamboat Dock
This commemorates the genius, patience and perseverance of Lieutenant John Fitch, inventor of the first steamboat. It made successful trips between Philadelphia and Trenton in 1790 and docked near this site. — Map (db m3751) HM
68New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — John Fitch’s Gun Shop
During the Revolution, Fitch manufactured guns for the Continental Army at this site. In 1786, he built the first boat in America to be propelled by steam. His last steamboat made regular Trenton – Philadelphia runs on the Delaware in 1790. — Map (db m3779) HM
69New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — John O. Raum
Born 1824, in Mill Hill, now a part of Trenton. In 1854, he was the first, with Jesse M. Clark and Randolph H. Moore, to publish a city directory that included all the names, addresses and occupations of the people of Trenton. He was elected to . . . — Map (db m4466) HM
70New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Kelsey Building
(On the right side of front door) This building was erected by Henry Cooper Kelsey as a tribute to the memory of his wife Prudence Townsend Kelsey and for the use of the students of arts and crafts of the City of Trenton . . . — Map (db m4475) HM
71New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mahlon Stacy
In memory of Mahlon Stacy the first English settler, 1679, who owned the land both sides of the Assunpink Creek at the Falls of Delaware, now Trenton. He erected a grist mill to accommodate the neighborhood; was a member of the Governor’s Council; . . . — Map (db m3831) HM
72New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mahlon Stacy’s Grist Mill
Trenton’s first industry. Built near here in 1679. Heirs sold mill and 800 acres to William Trent after 1704. He replaced it with a larger mill which continued under successive owners until 1828. Later converted to a cotton, and then to a paper . . . — Map (db m3740) HM
73New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mahlon Stacy’s GristmillWhere Trenton Began
Trenton originated with a gristmill founded near this spot on the Assunpink Creek over three centuries ago. The mill drove the early economic growth of the town, soon becoming known as Trent’s or the Trenton Mills after the family that owned . . . — Map (db m112076) HM
74New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Many Meetings During the Revolutionary War
This tablet commemorates the site where were held many meetings during the Revolutionary War and where was assembled on Nov. 1, 1784 the Continental Congress of the several confederated states. Here the Marquis de Lafayette took final farewell of . . . — Map (db m3995) HM
75New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mercer Cemetery at Trenton
(On the Left Side) Organized 1842 Restored 1992 (On the Right Side) Within these walls rest statesmen, politicians, soldiers and plain citizens of 19th century Trenton. Mercer Cemetery itself is a monument to their . . . — Map (db m4543) HM
76New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mercer County Courthouse
Built on Mill Hill, 1839. Named for General Hugh Mercer who fought at Trenton and died in the Battle of Princeton, 1777. Goodyear vs. Day patent case tried here in 1852. Daniel Webster won for Goodyear. The result was a great impetus to local rubber . . . — Map (db m3752) HM
77New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mercer County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
(Front): Mercer County to her sons who served in the United States Army and Navy 1861-1866. Dedicated June 19, 1903 (Soldier’s Side): Liberty and Union One Flag One Land One Nation Evermore . . . — Map (db m4125) HM
78New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mill Hill Historic District
Mill Hill is named because it overlooks the site of the grist mill built along the Assunpink Creek in 1679 by Mahlon Stacy, Trenton’s first settler. On January 2, 1777, the Second Battle of Trenton was fought on the creek banks, and General . . . — Map (db m3737) HM
79New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mill Hill ParkFrom Millpond to City Park
It is difficult to imagine that Mill Hill Park has ever been anything but a pleasant urban green space astride the Assunpink Creek, but this land had undergone remarkable changes. Over the past three centuries, it has been home to a mill and . . . — Map (db m127138) HM
80New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mill Hill Playhouse
The Community Theater of the City of Trenton This plaque presented in memory of Emma Jane Stockton — Map (db m4177) HM
81New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Mount Zion A.M.E. Church
A Bicentennial commemorative site recognizing America’s 200th year of liberty Mount Zion A.M.E. Church The Oldest Black Church in Trenton Incorporated by slaves and freedmen 1811 Original edifice this site 1819 Member Founding . . . — Map (db m4945) HM
82New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Native American Artifacts – Clubs to Prehistory
Artifacts recovered from prehistoric archaelogical sites, especially stone tools and ceramic pots, contain vital information about the living habits and age of Native American cultures. If the soil conditions allow, other materials – such as . . . — Map (db m4207) HM
83New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Native Americans Exchange Furs for European Goods
The lifestyle of the Lenape changed forever upon contact with Europeans. One source of change was the European appetite for furs in making robes, coats, hats and gloves. Dutch, Swedish and English explorers and traders exchanged items of metal, . . . — Map (db m4208) HM
84New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Old Barracks
Built in 1758 for British troops of the French and Indian War. Hessians were quartered here before the Battle of Trenton. — Map (db m3756) HM
85New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Old Barracks
Built in 1758 for British troops of the French and Indian War. Hessians were here at the Battle of Trenton. — Map (db m28026) HM
86New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Old Barracks MuseumTen Crucial Days
"We entered the town with them pell-mell, and here succeeded a scene of war of which I had often conceived but never saw before. The hurry, fright, and confusion of the enemy was [not] unlike that which will be when the last trump . . . — Map (db m127001) HM
87New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Old City Hall
Built in 1837, Trenton’s first City Hall shared space with stores and rental meeting rooms. Municipal growth led to use of the full building in 1882 and to its replacement by the new City Hall in 1910. Yard’s department store occupied the site for . . . — Map (db m3989) HM
88New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Old Eagle Tavern
A Bicentennial commemorative site recognizing America’s 200th year of liberty Old Eagle Tavern During the 19th century this tavern served travelers, soldiers, and Trentonians as a social and political center. — Map (db m4061) HM
89New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Old Masonic Lodge Building
(Marker to the left of the entrance): A Bicentennial Commemorative Site Recognizing America's 200th Year of Liberty Old Masonic Lodge Building (Now open to the public) Used by Trenton Masons continuously since 1793. . . . — Map (db m3781) HM
90New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Old Steel Mill
Here, in 1750, Benjamin Yard made steel in an iron works founded by Isaac Harrow 1733-’34. The mill was on Petty’s Run which now flows underground. It was one of the earliest steel mills in America and a forerunner of the great industries of Trenton. — Map (db m3762) HM
91New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — 4 — Petty's RunNatural Stream to Storm Drain
The stone-lined channel that plunges over the bluff edge below you was once a free-flowing water course. Today it is a partially abandoned segment of the city's storm drain system drawing in run-off from West State Street and a handful of buildings . . . — Map (db m78383) HM
92New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Petty's RunCapital Industry
Don't let the sloping lawn and park-like setting deceive you. A natural stream, Petty's Run, flowed in a steep ravine at this spot, joining the Delaware River just beyond where the War Memorial sits today. Native Americans camped along the bluffs . . . — Map (db m79530) HM
93New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline
(see the individual stones photographed below)Map (db m4205) HM
94New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Quakers Lead the Settlement of West Jersey
In the 1670s and 1680s, most of the proprietors of the Province of West Jersey were Quakers. Quakers were attracted to the new colony by the promise of economic prosperity and religious freedom as well as the opportunity to raise families in a . . . — Map (db m4234) HM
95New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Residence of John A. Roebling
A Bicentennial commemorative site recognizing America’s 200th year of liberty Residence, built in 1855, of John A. Roebling American developer of wire rope and the suspension bridge. Occupied by his family until after his death in 1869. . . . — Map (db m4474) HM
96New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Rev. John Rosbrugh
In memory of Rev. John Rosbrugh Clerical Martyr of the Revolution Moderator of the Presbytery of New Brunswick 1776 Chaplain 3d Battalion Northampton County PA Militia December 25, 1776 Bayoneted to death by Hessians in . . . — Map (db m4006) HM
97New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Rider College
The Trenton Business College was founded on October 1, 1865 at the corner of Broad and Front Streets. After several relocations, the college constructed this building and occupied it on January 1, 1921. On February 4, 1921, the institution was . . . — Map (db m4198) HM
98New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Righting Civil Wrongs and Ensuring Civil Rights
Civil rights, the rights to freedom from discrimination that every citizen and inhabitant enjoys by law, have evolved gradually over the years in the United States. For African-Americans, civil rights have been hard-won and are still an issue. . . . — Map (db m4311) HM
99New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Riverview Cemetery
Riverview Cemetery, today a wedge of green between two major highways, is an oasis in the concrete and asphalt of the city where Trenton’s history is written silently in gravestones. Here in 1685, John Lambert conveyed two acres to the Chesterfield . . . — Map (db m146472) HM
100New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — Roebling …… Wire Rope and American Bridges
One of the iron and steel products for which Trenton became best known was wire rope. Originally developed as a stronger and more durable alternative to hemp, wire rope was first successfully produced in America in the early 1840s by John A. . . . — Map (db m4302) HM

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