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Coalport/North Clinton, Trenton, New Jersey


Coalport/North Clinton, Trenton, New Jersey

Coalport/North Clinton, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Coalport/North Clinton, New Jersey is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Coalport/North Clinton, New Jersey
Location of Coalport/North Clinton in Mercer County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Coalport/North Clinton, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Coalport/North Clinton, New Jersey
Location within the state of New Jersey
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Mercer
City Trenton

Coalport/North Clinton is an unincorporated community and neighborhood located within the city of Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.[1][2] It contains the smaller enclave of Ewing/Carroll.[3]


  1. ^ "City Profile Report: Trenton 250: 1792-2042: A City Master Plan Document" (PDF).  
  2. ^ "North Ward Historic Resource Survey, City of Trenton". Trenton Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-01-20. The Coalport/North Clinton Avenue neighborhood has been an area of contrast throughout its history. Industry grew amidst verdant farmland, while imposing mansions stood blocks away from brick rowhouses. The earliest eighteenth century development in the open lands to the northeast of Trenton was an iron works established by Samuel Henry along the Assunpink Creek near East State Street. The area developed further when Charles Higbee constructed a mansion surrounded by pastorale countryside, shortly after the Revolution. Throughout the nineteenth century, land subdivisions were registered by land associations, such as the East Trenton Land Associations, and by private individuals including Ion Perdicaris. However, the canal and the railroads, rather than one person or group, helped most to stimulate development. During the early 1830’s, the Delaware and Raritan Canal was constructed, separating this area of town from downtown Trenton. In 1839, the Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation Company laid tracks that followed the canal along the east side tow path with a station at the crossing of East State Street and the canal. 1 The railroad offered the first through rail service linking Trenton with New York and Philadelphia. 
  3. ^ "Ewing/Carroll". Trenton Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-01-18. Ewing – Carroll district is located in the middle of the Trenton neighborhood referred to as Coalport/North Clinton. It is approximately six city blocks in area consisting of structures which were constructed during the period from 1865 to 1890. The district’s predominant architectural styles, Second Empire and Italianate, are repeated continuously throughout the primarily residential neighborhood. There is a simple combination of architectural styles in the neighborhood which contributes to its casual uniformity. Modest three-story twins and rowhouses characterize the district while Clinton Avenue does have several mansions. One significant industrial building remains in the District, the Maddock factory at 100 Carroll Street, currently occupied by the Rescue Mission. The Area was separated from Downtown Trenton by the D&R Canal (now Route 1) and was regarded as a prime development site for residential and industrial interests. The location of the railroad along the Canal and the nearby passenger stations were viewed as enviable amenities. Between the years 1921 and 1964, the Ewing-Carroll district played host to students from Rider College which was established at the corner of Carroll and East State Streets and along upper North Clinton Avenue. The Ewing-Carroll district is a classic example of a “railroad age” community developed when middle class workers and industry’s successful executives lived side-by-side in order to be near the place of their livelihoods. 
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