West Trenton, New Jersey

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Former Reading Railroad station in West Trenton

West Trenton is an unincorporated community located within Ewing Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, located just northwest of Trenton's city limits.

It is home to the New Jersey State Police Headquarters, Trenton-Mercer Airport, Trenton Country Club [1], New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company, The Homasote Company, The Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf [2], and the nearby Villa Victoria Academy, a Catholic primary and secondary school for girls. Religious institutions include Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (Roman Catholic), West Trenton Presbyterian Church, and Calvary Chapel of Mercer County (Evangelical). The Scudder Falls Bridge crosses the Delaware River nearby. West Trenton is the outermost stop on the SEPTA Regional Rail West Trenton Line.

West Trenton was the site of the General Motors Inland Fisher Guide Plant owned by its Fisher Body division. During World War II, the TBM version of the Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber was produced here for the United States Navy. Women were employed to fly the bombers from the nearby airport to their deployment sites. The facility was demolished and the site is awaiting final environmental remediation and redevelopment.

Coordinates: 40°15′50″N 74°49′07″W / 40.26389°N 74.81861°W / 40.26389; -74.81861