Joab Houghton

Joab Houghton (HML9E)

Location: Hopewell, NJ 08525 Mercer County
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N 40° 23.271', W 74° 45.88'

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Sunday, April 23, 1775,news of the Battle of Lexington reached Hopewell. While the people were worshiping in the First Baptist Church, at the close, Joab Houghton, standing on this block, inspired the men with love of liberty and desire for independence. In closing he said, "Men of New Jersey, the Redcoats are murdering our brethren of New England! Who follows me to Boston?" Every man answered "I".

On October 13, 1775, he was made a Capt. and March 15, 1777 a Lieut. Col. He was a member of the first legislature of the state, and also of the Baptist Church. Died 1796.

As a memorial to him and these events, this block was erected July 4, 1896, by the People of Hopewell.
HM NumberHML9E
Year Placed1896
Placed ByThe People of Hopewell
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 5:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 519973 N 4470832
Decimal Degrees40.38785000, -74.76466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 23.271', W 74° 45.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 23' 16.26" N, 74° 45' 52.80" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-58 Co Rd 518, Hopewell NJ 08525, US
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