William Borrow

William Borrow (HM2Q8)

Location: Trenton, NJ 08609 Mercer County
Buy New Jersey State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 40° 13.161', W 74° 45.364'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Born Jan. 8, 1821, in England, he emigrated to America at an early age.
Borrow drew the plans for the Cooper-Hewitt rolling mill, the first three-high beam rolling mill of its kind in the world, located on the Delaware River in Trenton. Later he became foreman and superintendent of the mill, which changed its name to the Trenton Iron Works. The face of his monument bears a relief carving depicting his invention for the rolling of iron rails. This invention allowed Charles Hewitt and the Trenton Iron Works to produce iron beams for America's first fire-proof building built with steel structural members. Borrow died before the patent could be acquired for his design. Four years later, John Fritz of Pittsburgh acquired a patent for a similar design.
Died Oct. 1, 1854, at his home near the Trenton Iron Works.
HM NumberHM2Q8
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:05pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 520755 N 4452131
Decimal Degrees40.21935000, -74.75606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 13.161', W 74° 45.364'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 13' 9.66" N, 74° 45' 21.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 43 S Clinton Ave, Trenton NJ 08609, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Charles Hewitt
0.01 miles
Capt. James Olden Paxson
0.01 miles
John O. Raum
0.03 miles
William Potts Sherman
0.03 miles
Dr. John Manners
0.03 miles
John Briest
0.04 miles
Ira Wells Wood
0.06 miles
Sgt. John P. Beech
0.06 miles
James Taylor
0.06 miles
Mercer Cemetery at Trenton
0.06 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?