William Trent House (NHL)

William Trent House (NHL) (HM1IJB)

Location: Trenton, NJ 08611 Mercer County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 12.776', W 74° 45.969'

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Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area

William Trent, a wealthy Philadelphia merchant (later Chief Justice of New Jersey) built this country manor house circa 1719, at the highest navigable point of the Delaware River. An important Hessian guard post was sited on the grounds the morning of the Battle of Trenton. The French army under General Rochambeau camped on the grounds September 1-2, 1781, on the march to Yorktown, Virginia, and September 4-8, 1782, on its return. The house is furnished according to the inventory taken after Trent's Christmas Day 1724 death, while the exhibit in an outbuilding includes later house history, particularly its role in the Revolution.
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Placed ByCrossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 27th, 2014 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 519899 N 4451417
Decimal Degrees40.21293333, -74.76615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.776', W 74° 45.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 46.56" N, 74° 45' 58.14" W
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Area Code(s)609
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Market St, Trenton NJ 08611, US
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