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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Trenton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Trenton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

A Few Details for Trenton ...

While it's still very early in our research, we found that:

  • Trenton was established in 1679.
  • It was incorporated in 1792.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Trenton is located in Mercer County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of New Jersey's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mercer County: Burlington, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset & Bucks (PA).

Below are the counties that are near Trenton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Trenton:

  • Mercer County     (The home county of Trenton)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Warner Village
      (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warner Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warner Village
      • Warner Village is located in Mercer County
    • Mercerville
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercerville
      • Mercerville is located in Mercer County
    • Rosemont
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemont
      • Rosemont is located in Mercer County
    • Eldridge Park
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldridge Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldridge Park
      • Eldridge Park is located in Mercer County
    • Parkway Village
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkway Village
      • Parkway Village is located in Mercer County
    • White Horse
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Horse
      • White Horse is located in Mercer County
    • Ewing
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewing
      • Ewing is located in Mercer County
    • West Trenton
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Trenton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Trenton
      • West Trenton is located in Mercer County
    • Lawrenceville
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceville
      • Lawrenceville is located in Mercer County
    • Edinburg
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg is located in Mercer County
    • Bear Tavern
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Tavern
      • Bear Tavern is located in Mercer County
    • Titusville
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Titusville
      • Titusville is located in Mercer County
  • Burlington County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Bordentown
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordentown
      • Bordentown is located in Burlington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,794 people
    • Florence
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence is located in Burlington County
    • Roebling
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebling
      • Roebling is located in Burlington County
    • Columbus
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus is located in Burlington County
    • Ellisdale
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisdale
      • Ellisdale is located in Burlington County
    • Burlington
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington is located in Burlington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,840 people
    • Jacobstown
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobstown
      • Jacobstown is located in Burlington County
    • Beverly
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
      • Beverly is located in Burlington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
    • Chambers Corners
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers Corners
      • Chambers Corners is located in Burlington County
    • Willingboro
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willingboro
      • Willingboro is located in Burlington County
    • Mount Holly
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
      • Mount Holly is located in Burlington County
    • Fort Dix
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Dix
      • Fort Dix is located in Burlington County
  • Camden County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Cherry Hill Mall
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Hill Mall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill Mall
      • Cherry Hill Mall is located in Camden County
    • Colwick
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colwick
      • Colwick is located in Camden County
    • Barclay - Kingston
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barclay - Kingston
      • Barclay - Kingston is located in Camden County
    • Cherry Hill
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill
      • Cherry Hill is located in Camden County
    • Greentree
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greentree have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greentree
      • Greentree is located in Camden County
    • Pennsauken
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennsauken have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsauken
      • Pennsauken is located in Camden County
    • Springdale
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale is located in Camden County
    • Ellisburg
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisburg
      • Ellisburg is located in Camden County
    • Erlton - Ellisburg
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erlton - Ellisburg
      • Erlton - Ellisburg is located in Camden County
    • Golden Triangle
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Triangle have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Triangle
      • Golden Triangle is located in Camden County
    • Ablett Village
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ablett Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ablett Village
      • Ablett Village is located in Camden County
    • Haddon Towne
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddon Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddon Towne
      • Haddon Towne is located in Camden County
  • Hunterdon County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Linvale
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linvale
      • Linvale is located in Hunterdon County
    • Lambertville
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambertville
      • Lambertville is located in Hunterdon County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,790 people
    • Rileyville
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rileyville
      • Rileyville is located in Hunterdon County
    • Larisons Corners
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larisons Corners
      • Larisons Corners is located in Hunterdon County
    • Copper Hill
      (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper Hill
      • Copper Hill is located in Hunterdon County
    • Reaville
      (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reaville
      • Reaville is located in Hunterdon County
    • Rosemont
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemont
      • Rosemont is located in Hunterdon County
    • Sergeantsville
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sergeantsville
      • Sergeantsville is located in Hunterdon County
    • Raven Rock
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven Rock
      • Raven Rock is located in Hunterdon County
    • Sand Brook
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Brook
      • Sand Brook is located in Hunterdon County
    • Flemington
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Flemington. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington is located in Hunterdon County
    • Idell
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idell
      • Idell is located in Hunterdon County
  • Middlesex County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Plainsboro Center
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainsboro Center have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainsboro Center
      • Plainsboro Center is located in Middlesex County
    • Plainsboro
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainsboro
      • Plainsboro is located in Middlesex County
    • Princeton Meadows
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton Meadows
      • Princeton Meadows is located in Middlesex County
    • Kingston
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston is located in Middlesex County
    • Cranbury
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranbury
      • Cranbury is located in Middlesex County
    • Cranbury Station
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranbury Station have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranbury Station
      • Cranbury Station is located in Middlesex County
    • Heathcote
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathcote have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathcote
      • Heathcote is located in Middlesex County
    • Monmouth Junction
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monmouth Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monmouth Junction
      • Monmouth Junction is located in Middlesex County
    • Clearbrook Park
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearbrook Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearbrook Park
      • Clearbrook Park is located in Middlesex County
    • Dayton
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton is located in Middlesex County
    • Rossmoor
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossmoor
      • Rossmoor is located in Middlesex County
    • Concordia
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concordia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concordia
      • Concordia is located in Middlesex County
  • Monmouth County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Sharon
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon is located in Monmouth County
    • Polhemustown
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polhemustown
      • Polhemustown is located in Monmouth County
    • Walnford ‑ Historic
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnford
      • Walnford is located in Monmouth County
    • Imlaystown
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imlaystown
      • Imlaystown is located in Monmouth County
    • Cream Ridge
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cream Ridge
      • Cream Ridge is located in Monmouth County
    • Prospertown
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prospertown
      • Prospertown is located in Monmouth County
    • Tennent
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennent
      • Tennent is located in Monmouth County
    • Yorketown
      (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorketown
      • Yorketown is located in Monmouth County
    • West Freehold
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Freehold
      • West Freehold is located in Monmouth County
    • East Freehold
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Freehold have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Freehold
      • East Freehold is located in Monmouth County
    • Bradevelt
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradevelt have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradevelt
      • Bradevelt is located in Monmouth County
    • Morganville
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
      • Morganville is located in Monmouth County
  • Ocean County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • New Egypt
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Egypt
      • New Egypt is located in Ocean County
    • Colliers Mills
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colliers Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colliers Mills
      • Colliers Mills is located in Ocean County
    • Vista Center
      (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista Center have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Center
      • Vista Center is located in Ocean County
    • Cedar Glen Lakes
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Glen Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Glen Lakes
      • Cedar Glen Lakes is located in Ocean County
    • Cedar Glen West
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Glen West have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Glen West
      • Cedar Glen West is located in Ocean County
    • Roosevelt City
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roosevelt City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roosevelt City
      • Roosevelt City is located in Ocean County
    • Whiting
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiting
      • Whiting is located in Ocean County
    • Crestwood Village
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crestwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crestwood Village
      • Crestwood Village is located in Ocean County
    • Leisure Knoll
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Knoll
      • Leisure Knoll is located in Ocean County
    • Wheatland
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland is located in Ocean County
    • Lakewood
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
      • Lakewood is located in Ocean County
    • Pine Ridge at Crestwood
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge at Crestwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge at Crestwood
      • Pine Ridge at Crestwood is located in Ocean County
  • Somerset County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Skillman
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skillman
      • Skillman is located in Somerset County
    • Harlingen
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlingen
      • Harlingen is located in Somerset County
    • Woodfern
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodfern
      • Woodfern is located in Somerset County
    • Blackwells Mills
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwells Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwells Mills
      • Blackwells Mills is located in Somerset County
    • Middlebush
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebush
      • Middlebush is located in Somerset County
    • Somerset
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
      • Somerset is located in Somerset County
    • Ukrainian Village
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ukrainian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ukrainian Village
      • Ukrainian Village is located in Somerset County
    • Finderne
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finderne
      • Finderne is located in Somerset County
  • Allegheny County (PA)
    • Overbrook
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overbrook
      • Overbrook is located in Allegheny County (PA)
  • Bucks County (PA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Morrisville
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
      • Morrisville is located in Bucks County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,490 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville <3>
    • Wheat Sheaf
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheat Sheaf
      • Wheat Sheaf is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Yardley
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yardley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yardley
      • Yardley is located in Bucks County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,506 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yardley <3>
    • Fairless Hills
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Levittown
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levittown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levittown
      • Levittown is located in Bucks County (PA)
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Levittown <3>
    • Tullytown
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tullytown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tullytown
      • Tullytown is located in Bucks County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,177 people
    • Oxford Valley
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford Valley
      • Oxford Valley is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Woodside
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Edgely
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgely have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgely
      • Edgely is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Glenlake
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenlake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenlake
      • Glenlake is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Woodbourne
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbourne
      • Woodbourne is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Langhorne
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Indiana County (PA)
    • Ernest
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernest
      • Ernest is located in Indiana County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 431 people
  • Montgomery County (PA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Shoemaker Village
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemaker Village
      • Shoemaker Village is located in Montgomery County (PA)
    • Huntingdon Valley
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Bryn Athyn
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryn Athyn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryn Athyn
      • Bryn Athyn is located in Montgomery County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,314 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryn Athyn <3>
    • Shoemak Village
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemak Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemak Village
      • Shoemak Village is located in Montgomery County (PA)
    • Meadowbrook
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook is located in Montgomery County (PA)
    • Clearbrook Village
      (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearbrook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearbrook Village
      • Clearbrook Village is located in Montgomery County (PA)
    • Hatboro
      (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatboro
      • Hatboro is located in Montgomery County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,512 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatboro <3>
    • Blair Mill Village East
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair Mill Village East have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair Mill Village East
      • Blair Mill Village East is located in Montgomery County (PA)
    • Blair Mill Village West
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair Mill Village West have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair Mill Village West
      • Blair Mill Village West is located in Montgomery County (PA)
    • Horsham
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jamestown Village
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Village
      • Jamestown Village is located in Montgomery County (PA)
    • Meetinghouse Village
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meetinghouse Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meetinghouse Village
      • Meetinghouse Village is located in Montgomery County (PA)
  • Philadelphia County (PA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.
    • Morrell Park
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrell Park
      • Morrell Park is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Bustleton
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bustleton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bustleton
      • Bustleton is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Pennypack Woods
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennypack Woods
      • Pennypack Woods is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Tacony
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tacony have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacony
      • Tacony is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Oxford Village
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford Village
      • Oxford Village is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Crescentville
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescentville
      • Crescentville is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Frankford
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankford
      • Frankford is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Oak Lane Station ‑ Historic
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Lane Station
      • Oak Lane Station is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Branchtown ‑ Historic
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchtown
      • Branchtown is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Fern Rock Station ‑ Historic
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Rock Station
      • Fern Rock Station is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Lawton Station ‑ Historic
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawton Station
      • Lawton Station is located in Philadelphia County (PA)
    • Lindley Station ‑ Historic
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindley Station
      • Lindley Station is located in Philadelphia County (PA)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Trenton, see our County-by-County Page for Trenton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Trenton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 162 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trenton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Trenton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Trenton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Trenton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> of Trenton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Trenton:

Cemeteries Near Trenton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trenton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Trenton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.

  • Mercer Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mercer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mercer Cemetery
  • Riverview Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the south)
  • St. Vladimir Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
  • Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
  • St. Mary's Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
  • Greenwood Cemetery
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
  • State Cemetery
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Fountain Lawn Memorial Park
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fountain Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fountain Lawn Memorial Park
  • St. Hedwigs Cemetery
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Hedwigs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Hedwigs Cemetery
  • Holy Trinity Cemetery
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Trinity Cemetery
  • St. Ignatius Cemetery
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ignatius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ignatius Cemetery
  • Continue List   (316 more) ...
    • Morris Hall Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morris Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morris Hall Cemetery
    • Ewing Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Bordentown Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Trenton had a population of 57,458 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Trenton had a population of 82,957 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Trenton, with the one closest to Trenton listed first.

  • Morrisville
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisville
    • Morrisville is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,490 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville <3>
  • Hillcrest
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest is located in Mercer County
  • Fallsington
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallsington have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallsington
    • Fallsington is located in Bucks County (PA)
  • Penn Valley
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penn Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penn Valley
    • Penn Valley is located in Bucks County (PA)
  • Mercerville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercerville
    • Mercerville is located in Mercer County
  • Wheat Sheaf
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheat Sheaf
    • Wheat Sheaf is located in Bucks County (PA)
  • Ewingville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewingville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewingville
    • Ewingville is located in Mercer County
  • Ewing
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewing
    • Ewing is located in Mercer County
  • Scudders Falls
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scudders Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scudders Falls
    • Scudders Falls is located in Mercer County
  • Wilburtha
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilburtha have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilburtha
    • Wilburtha is located in Mercer County
  • Yardley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yardley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yardley
    • Yardley is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,506 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yardley <3>
  • Tullytown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tullytown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tullytown
    • Tullytown is located in Bucks County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,177 people
  • Continue List   (17 more) ...
    • Bordentown
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordentown
      • Bordentown is located in Burlington County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,794 people
    • Yardville
      (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yardville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yardville
      • Yardville is located in Mercer County
    • Hamilton Square
      (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton Square have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton Square
      • Hamilton Square is located in Mercer County

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Trenton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Trenton.

The official website for Trenton: www.ci.trenton.nj.us/

The official website for Mercer County: www.mercercounty.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Trenton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2209, Longitude: -74.7580    
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Trenton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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