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The markers you refer to, Gary, were placed by private organizations. The one on Quakerbridge Road, for example, is one of several identical obelisks placed in 1914 by the NJ Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, to mark the Continental Army's route from Trenton to Princeton on January 3, 1777. Since there has been considerable message traffic lately about Revolutionary War trails, it would be worth pointing out that the 1914 markers may not in each case mark a point on the actual route. In Trenton, for example, Hamilton Avenue, was laid out in 1803 [I think] as a straightening of a colonial-era predecessor that would have been the road taken by Washington's troops. I don't know of any efforts by historians of Trenton to figure out where the two roads coincided and where they diverged and by how much, but there must have been some divergence, else why take action to straighten the road in 1803? Bob Craig >>> Gary Saretzky <gsaretzk@SHORE.CO.MONMOUTH.NJ.US> 01/04/01 01:02pm >>> Although I'm not sure they were placed there as part of the program Bob Craig refers to, here are a couple of markers that may qualify: 1. Cox's Corner at Imlaystown-Hightstown Road and Rt. 524 in Wrightsville. This one is set in stone. 2. island in the middle of Quaker Bridge Road just north of Sloan Ave in Hamilton Township. This one may also be set in stone but I'm not sure. It commemorates Washington's route from Trenton to Princeton. There used to be a marker very similar to the one in the picture in front of the house that Grover Cleveland lived in on Hodge Road in Princeton near Rt 206 but it has been gone for some time. Gary Saretzky -----Original Message----- From: Bob Craig <BCRAIG@DEP.STATE.NJ.US> To: <NJ_HISTORY@EMAIL.RUTGERS.EDU> Date: Thursday, January 04, 2001 12:11 PM Subject: Searching for NJ Historic Site Markers -- Your Help Needed >The Historic Preservation Office seeks information about the >survival, whereabouts, and condition of the roadside markers that >the NJ Commission on Historic Sites placed in the 1930s to instill >public awareness in the historic places of New Jersey. That >Commission, the bureaucratic predecessor of today's Historic >Preservation Office, placed approximately 142 markers along state >and county highways and local roads between 1931 and 1941. At >least three markers were placed in each county; some counties >had as many as ten markers. > >Help is needed to find out which of these markers survive, where >they are currently located, and their condition. All of the markers >were produced to the same standard design, an example of which >can be seen in the attached photo. > >If you wish to lend a hand, by, for instance, looking for the >markers in your county, please reply off list. > >Bob Craig >NJ Historic Preservation Office >