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From Historic Roadsides of New Jersey by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey, 1928
Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2002


Organized in 1713. Originally part of Burlington County, named from Governor Robert Hunter. It included within its limits the present counties of Warren, Sussex, Morris, and Mercer.

LAMBERTVILLE or Coryell's Ferry
Founded by Manuel Coryell 1732. In 1797 called Georgetown and later named Lambertville from John Lambert, the first Postmaster. Washington's Army, retreating before Howe and Cornwallis, crossed the Delaware at Coryell's Ferry, but Cornwallis was unable to cross because of the lack of boats. Washington stopped at the house of Richard Holcomb, General Greene at the home of George Coryell.

Settled in 1720 by John Ringo, who built where paths through the woods crossed, and there entertained travelers. Ringo's old tavern stood for seventy years. In 1778, scene of the repulse of the British sent from Trenton to destroy Flemington. When the party reached Pennington, a scouting party was sent out which was attacked at Ringoes. Geary, the Commander, was killed, and the rest of the party fled to New Brunswick, upon which the British retreated.

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