The Horse Chestnut Walk

The Horse Chestnut Walk (HM6QZ)

Location: Princeton, NJ 08540 Mercer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 20.834', W 74° 39.986'

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A path following the original alignment of the road and continuing the line of Nassau Street remained an entrance to Morven until the property was subdivided in 1891. For pedestrians it was the most direct route from downtown Princeton.

Originally, it probably was lined by cherry trees, in which Annis Stockton hung lanterns to mark the way for guests at her Fourth of July party in 1783. At the end of the 18th century, her son, the Duke, replaced the cherries with horse chestnut trees. Two aged trees of this variety can be seen across the fence.

In the mid-19th century this was a favorite place for the family and guests to stroll. The monument commemorating the Battle of Princeton, erected in 1922, bisected and ended the walk.
HM NumberHM6QZ
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 528328 N 4466351
Decimal Degrees40.34723333, -74.66643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.834', W 74° 39.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 50.04" N, 74° 39' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 23-63 Stockton St, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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