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Officially founded in 1838 and carved out of other surrounding counties, Mercer County has a historical impact that reaches back to the pivotal battles of the American Revolutionary War. On the night of December 25, 1776, General George Washington led the American forces across the Delaware River to attack Hessian forces in Trenton, New Jersey, who did not anticipate an attack near Christmas. Washington followed up the assault with a surprise attack on General Charles Cornwallis' forces in the Battle of Princeton on the eve of January 2, 1777, eventually retaking the colony. The successful attacks built morale among the pro-independence colonists.

Mercer County also has the dubious distinction of being the famed landing spot for a Martian invasion of the United States. In 1938, in what has become one of the most famous radio plays of all time, Orson Welles acted out his War of the Worlds invasion. Wells landed his imaginary aliens on Mercer County soil, using what is now West Windsor Township as the point of first contact. A monument commemorating the "landing" is erected at Grover's Mill

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Recent Website Updates:
July 2015: Geddes-Carlile, Mitchell-Leamon, Mitchell-Dunham Marriage Records

June 2015: Biographies: The Bishop Family; Obituaries: James G. Birney; News-Crimes: Murder of Abraham Suydam; Marriages: COOPER-GIBB, MACKANESS-DURHAM

November 2014: Marriage Notice: Board - Carlisle
April 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioners List - transcribed by Jackie McCarty
August 2013: Obit: ARTHUR WARD MARSHALL - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
Mar 2013 : News Marriage - Pohl - Thatcher - Contributed by Robyn Greenlund
Nov 2012: OBIT: Mrs. Henry Outcalt; MARRIAGES: Cooper - Ayres, Davison - Perriere, Drury - Hardenbrook, Dunham - Linant, Freeman - Williamson, Garlinghouse - Polhemus, McKeag - Beakes, Newell - Van Deursen, Robbins - Sunderland, Walker - Van Duyn, Walters - Chamberlin, Whitlock - Davidson
Oct 2012: Bio - MUNDY, Johnson Marchant; MUNDY, Ezekiel Wilson -Transcribed by Richard Ramos



Municipalities within County

Avenel
Brownville
Carteret
Clearbrook Park
Colonia
Concordia
Cranbury
Dayton
Deans
Dunellen
East Brunswick
Edison
Fords
Heathcote
Helmetta
Highland Park
Hopelawn
Iselin
Jamesburg
Keasbey
Kendall Park
Kingston
Laurence Harbor

Madison Park
Menlo Park Terrace
Metuchen
Middlesex
Milltown
Monmouth Junction
New Brunswick
Old Bridge
Perth Amboy
Plainsboro Center
Port Reading
Princeton Meadows
Rossmoor
Sayreville
Sewaren
Society Hill
South Amboy
South Plainfield
South River
Spotswood
Whittingham
Woodbridge


Middlesex County Townships
Cranbury Township
East Brunswick Township
Monroe Township
North Brunswick Township
Old Bridge Township
Piscataway Township
Plainsboro Township
South Brunswick Township
Woodbridge Township


County Seat: New Brunswick

Township Map



Surrounding Counties:
Union
Somerset
Mercer
Monmouth



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