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Dedicated to School No. 2 and to the memory of the educators who brought education to the black youth of Bordentown, NJ 1842 - 1948Dedicated February 2, 2002
One of the earliest free schools of New Jersey established 1852 by Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
Following the Continental Army's retreat across the Delaware River in December 1776, 2,000 Hessian and Scots troops commanded by Colonel Kurt vonDonop occupied this towne.
A small band of Americans under Colonel Samuel Griffin lured these troop…
Francis Hopkinson Househas been designated aRegistered NationalHistoric Landmarkunder the provisions of theHistoric Sites Act of August 21, 1935This site possesses exceptional valuein commemorating or illustratingthe history of the United StatesU.…
Patience Lovell Wright, America's first sculptress lived here before moving to Great Britain 1772. Son Joseph noted painter.
Thomas Paine, Pamphleteer for American Independence, bought this house in 1783, and lived in it periodically until his death in 1809.
Man'f. Seth Thomas Clock Co. 1888Dedicated to William F. Allen1846 - 1915Born in Bordentownand thedesigner of Standard Time1883William Feaster - Curator
Dedicated to the Memory ofThe Bordentown Female College
1850 — 1900
Presented by the B.F.C. Association
Waters of Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River join below. 22 vessels at Bordentown and 4 at White Hill were among the 44 that were destroyed in a British raid on May 8, 1778. All were trapped in the Upper Delaware when the British took Philade…
First movement by steam on a railroad in the state of New Jersey, November 12, 1831, by the original locomotive "John Bull" now deposited in the United States National Museum at Washington. The first piece of railroad track in New Jersey was laid …