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ID: 7013951
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Trenton (inhabited place)  Trenton (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 13 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.2167  decimal degrees
Long: 074 44 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -74.7333  decimal degrees

Note: Located in W central New Jersey at head of navigation on Delaware River; site near where Washington's forces crossed the Delaware to defeat British Hessian troops on Christmas night, 1776, during American Revolution.

Names:
Trenton (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for William Trent, who bought 800 acres from Stacy's son & laid out town in 1721
The Falls (H,V)
Stacy's Mills (H,V)
Chambersburg (C,V)
Lamberton (C,V)
Mill Hill (C,V)
Trents Town (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New Jersey (state)  ............  New Jersey (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Mercer (county)  ................  Mercer (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Trenton (inhabited place)  ....................  Trenton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by English Quakers including Mahlon Stacy in 1679, incorporated in 1792
city (C)
state capital (C)  ............  since 1790
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for steel, steam turbines, plastics & automobile parts & for steel cables for suspension bridges (including Brooklyn Bridge)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for rubber, electrical, drugs, parachutes, paint, textiles & woolens, dies, cigars, tile, pottery & china
transportation center (C)  ............  since 1830s with Delaware & Raritan Canal & Camden & Amboy Railroad, which spurred city's industrial development
trade center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  for Trenton State College (1855), Rider College & Mercer County Community College
tourist center (C)  ............  for Revolutionary War monument to Washington, Trent House, British troops' Old Barracks, Old Masonic Lodge & Douglass House
cultural center (C)  ............  for New Jersey State Cultural Center including museum, planetarium, state library & auditorium
national capital (H)  ............  of USA temporarily in 1784 & again in 1799

Sources and Contributors:
Chambersburg..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007482
Lamberton..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007482
Mill Hill..........  [VP]
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007482
Stacy's Mills..........  [VP]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 946
The Falls..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 914
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007482
Trenton..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 946
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 914
.................  Rand McNally Road Atlas, USA (1986)
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007482
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1227
Trents Town..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007482
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 946
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 914
..................  Rand McNally Road Atlas, USA (1986)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007482
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1227
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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