Welcome to the Institute Lands

Welcome to the Institute Lands (HM17MN)

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

N 40° 19.666', W 74° 40.48'

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? ? ? ? ? The Institute Lands are a cherished 589-acre tract of woods and farmlands known for their natural beauty and historical significance. These graceful woods and fields form a key link in a network of preserved open space between the Stony Brook and the Delaware & Raritan Canal.

? ? ? ? ? The northern half of the Institute Lands is a mixed forest known as the Institute Woods, a sanctuary for migrating, nesting , and wintering birds. This forest also displays a remarkable diversity of tree species and soil types.

? ? ? ? ? The members of the Friends community first settled the Institute Lands in 1696. General George Washington marched his troops across these Lands in the pre-dawn hours of January 3 to engage the British forces in the march into the Revolutionary War's pivotal Battle of Princeton in 1777.

? ? ? ? ? On March 31, 1997, the Institute for Advanced Study along with public and private entities and over 1,000 individual donors created a permanent conservation easement on the Institute Lands. The preservation of these historic and environmentally sensitive Institute Lands was accomplished through this extraordinary community partnership.
HM NumberHM17MN
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 7:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 527637 N 4464187
Decimal Degrees40.32776667, -74.67466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 19.666', W 74° 40.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 19' 39.96" N, 74° 40' 28.80" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154-198 Far Trail, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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