Place:Hopewell (township), Mercer, New Jersey, United States


NameHopewell (township)
Alt namesHopewell Township
Hopewellsource: WeRelate abbreviation
Located inMercer, New Jersey, United States
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Hopewell Township is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 17,304,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 1,199 (+7.4%) from the 16,105 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,515 (+39.0%) from the 11,590 counted in the 1990 Census.

The township dates back to February 20, 1700, when the area was still part of Burlington County. It was formerly the name for one of two portions of of land purchased in 1714 by William Trent, and was formally set off to Hunterdon County, when that county was created on March 11, 1714. Trenton Township was formed out of this estate on June 3, 1719, later to become the City of Trenton. Hopewell Township was incorporated by Royal charter on March 1, 1755, and was re-incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of the state's initial group of 104 townships. Hopewell Township became part of Mercer County at its creation on February 22, 1838. Portions of the township were taken to form Marion Township (February 22, 1838, reverted to Hopewell Township on February 14, 1839), Pennington (January 31, 1890) and Hopewell Borough (April 14, 1891), with additional portions of the township transferred to both Pennington and Hopewell Borough in 1915.

Hopewell Township includes the location (now known as Titusville) along the east side of the Delaware River to which George Washington and the Continental Army crossed from Pennsylvania. Once in Hopewell Township, the army marched to Trenton on December 26, 1776. The Battle of Trenton followed. Today, Washington Crossing State Park commemorates this important milestone in American history.

Hopewell Township was also the location where, two months after being abducted from his home in neighboring East Amwell, the body of Charles Lindbergh, Jr was discovered on May 12, 1932.

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