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Washington Crossing, New Jersey

Washington Crossing, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
The Washington Crossing Bridge in Washington Crossing.
The Washington Crossing Bridge in Washington Crossing.
Washington Crossing, New Jersey is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Washington Crossing, New Jersey
Location of Washington Crossing in Mercer County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Washington Crossing, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Washington Crossing, New Jersey
Location within the state of New Jersey
Coordinates:
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Mercer
Township Hopewell
Elevation[1] 59 ft (18 m)
GNIS feature ID 881558[1]
Washington's Crossing
Nearest city Titusville, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania
Area 872 acres (3.53 km2)[2]
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 66000650
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[3]
Designated NHL January 20, 1961[4]

Washington Crossing is an Washington's crossing of the Delaware River. As part of Washington's Crossing, the community was named a US National Historic Landmark in 1961.[2] The 3,100-acre (13 km2) Washington Crossing State Park is adjacent to the community. The Washington Crossing Bridge connects the community to Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania on the opposite bank of the river.

Each year on Christmas Day, hundreds of people gather to hear Washington’s stand-in deliver stirring words to the troops and watch three boats make the crossing from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. December 25, 2013 marked the 61st reenactment of Washington's Crossing.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "Washington Crossing".  
  2. ^ a b C. E. Shedd, Jr. (August 1, 1960). National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: Washington Crossing State Parks (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, from 1960 and undated PDF (32 KB)
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  4. ^ "Washington's Crossing". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  5. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Associated Press (25 December 2013). "Crowds Relive Washington’s 1776 River Crossing". Weekly Times. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
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