The King's Highway

The King's Highway (HM6R1)

Location: Princeton, NJ 08540 Mercer County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 20.843', W 74° 40.014'

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Originally, the road ran directly in front of the house, on a line that formed a continuation of the present-day Nassau Street. It more or less followed the route of a Native American trail between the Raritan and Delaware Rivers. In colonial times it became a King's Highway, and from the mid-18th century until the Delaware and Raritan Canal opened in the 1830s, it was the main stage couch route between New York and Philadelphia. It also marked the county line between Somerset and Middlesex Counties.

Between 1766 and 1771, the road was straightened to run along its present alignment. The Signer then bought the land between Morven and Stockton Street. This foreground created a more formal setting for the building. To mark his purchase, he planted a row of catalpa trees along the new boundary.

The catalpa trees were replanted in 1999, and the fence is a reproduction of Morven's mid-19th century fence.
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HM NumberHM6R1
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 528288 N 4466367
Decimal Degrees40.34738333, -74.66690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.843', W 74° 40.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 50.58" N, 74° 40' 0.84" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 63 Stockton St, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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