Princessville, New Jersey

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Princessville, New Jersey
The Princessville Cemetery, with graves dating from 1843-1921
The Princessville Cemetery, with graves dating from 1843-1921
Princessville, New Jersey is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Princessville, New Jersey
Princessville, New Jersey
Location of Princessville in Mercer County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Princessville, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Princessville, New Jersey
Princessville, New Jersey
Princessville, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Princessville, New Jersey is located in the United States
Princessville, New Jersey
Princessville, New Jersey
Princessville, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°17′33″N 74°42′28″W / 40.29250°N 74.70778°W / 40.29250; -74.70778Coordinates: 40°17′33″N 74°42′28″W / 40.29250°N 74.70778°W / 40.29250; -74.70778
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMercer
TownshipLawrence
Elevation82 ft (25 m)
GNIS feature ID879489[1]

Princessville is an unincorporated community located within Lawrence Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.[2] It was home to the Colonial era Princessville Inn, formerly listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which burned down in 1982. A cemetery still exists on Princeton Pike that dates to 1843 when the inn donated land for a Methodist Episcopal congregation; the church relocated in 1890 and was replaced by one built by local African-American families, which was destroyed by a Hurricane in 1950. The Baker-Brearley House, a National Register of Historic Places listed home that houses the Lawrence Historical Society, is located down a driveway past the cemetery;[3] the area immediately to the south is occupied by a corporate office park adjacent to the interchange between Princeton Pike and Interstate 95. The area to the north is largely rural.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Princessville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Halvorsen, John. "Cemeteries of Lawrence" (PDF). Lawrence Historical Society.