Mercer County

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Place Record Title
Mercer County
Identifier
NJS-PLC-00055
Place Type
County or Parish
Description
Mercer County has the most complex boundary formation history among New Jersey's counties, and researchers of slavery in this area are encouraged to consult archival records related to the four surrounding counties which gave their territory to form Mercer in 1838. Mercer County was created by annexing Trenton, Princeton, and their surrounding areas from four separate counties that intersected in the vicinity of Assumpink Creek. Sections were taken from Hunterdon County (where Trenton was originally located), Somerset and Middlesex Counties (area surrounding Princeton), as well as Burlington County (area south of Trenton along the Delaware River).

See Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, and Burlington for more complete information about demographics and slavery in the area.
County (Modern)
Mercer County
State or Province
New Jersey
Country
United States of America
Latitude
40.28
Longitude
-74.7
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Title Class
New Jersey Location
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Title Class
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