Hopewell Church

Hopewell Church (HM251)

Location: Ewing Township, NJ 08628 Mercer County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 14.912', W 74° 48.543'

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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 Church".

It was built for adherents to the Church of England and from it grew St. Michael's Church of Trenton, which in 1838 disposed of the plot except for this part of the burial ground. This wall was rebuilt in 1934.

Herein are the graves of Samuel Tucker and Elizabeth Gould his wife. Other early settlers were buried nearby (some of whose remains have been reinterred within this wall).

Samuel Tucker was sometime sheriff of Hunterdon County, a member of the Provincial Assembly, President of the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, State Treasurer and a Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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HM NumberHM251
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
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Year Placed1936
Placed ByGeneral Mercer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:25am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 516240 N 4455360
Decimal Degrees40.24853333, -74.80905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 14.912', W 74° 48.543'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 14' 54.72" N, 74° 48' 32.58" W
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Area Code(s)609, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220-224 Sullivan Way, Ewing Township NJ 08628, US
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