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Mercer County,

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The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.

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08540, 08542

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The population of Princeton is approximately 12307 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,514 (1990), 3161 (2010).

The amount of land area in Princeton is 4.763 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Princeton to Washington DC is 163 miles. The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 10 miles. (as the crow flies)
Princeton is positioned 40.35 degrees north of the equator and 74.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Princeton elevation is 213 feet above sea level.

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Princeton location: northeast of Trenton in west-central New Jersey.

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Princeton history:

in 1756, the College of New Jersey, founded in Elizabeth in 1746, moved to Princeton. It was not renamed Princeton University until later in 1896. The University has become intertwined with the community over the years. Many important events in New Jersey history took place here. In 1783, the Continental Congress met here in Nassau Hall. In 1776, the first New Jersey State Legislature met, also in Nassau Hall. Albert Einstein spent the last years of his life at the Institute for Advanced Study.
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Princeton attractions:

Rockingham State Historic Site
5 miles north on CR 518 at Rocky Hill
Phone: 609-921-8835
This was Washington's headquarters in 1783. Tour the restored home and grounds.

Bainbridge House
158 Nassau St.
Phone: 609-921-6748
The birthplace of William Bainbridge, commander of the USS Constitution during the War of 1812. This home was built in 1766 and houses a museum, a library and more. It is also the headquarters of the Historical Society of Princeton.

Princeton University
Visitor's phone: 609-258-3603
The University covers over 1,660 acres with beautiful grounds, historic buildings, including the original 1756 building. Tours of the campus are available.

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