Abbott Farm Historic District

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Abbott Farm Historic District
HamiltonTwpNJ IsaacWatsonHouse.jpg
The Isaac Watson House stands in the district
Abbott Farm Historic District is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Abbott Farm Historic District
Abbott Farm Historic District is located in New Jersey
Abbott Farm Historic District
Abbott Farm Historic District is located in the US
Abbott Farm Historic District
Location Hamilton Township, and Bordentown, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°11′10″N 74°43′37″W / 40.18611°N 74.72694°W / 40.18611; -74.72694Coordinates: 40°11′10″N 74°43′37″W / 40.18611°N 74.72694°W / 40.18611; -74.72694
NRHP Reference # 76001158
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 8, 1976
Designated NHLD December 8, 1976[1]

The Abbott Farm Historic District is a National Historic Landmark archeological site in New Jersey. It is the largest known Middle Woodland village of its type on the East Coast of the United States.[2] Significant evidence suggests that the Delaware River floodplain was occupied by Paleoindian people for a long period.[3] It was inhabited between 500 BC and 500 AD.[2] It has been a source of controversy and debate around early development.

The district encompasses some 2,000 acres (810 ha) of marshlands and bluffs in southern Mercer County and northern Burlington County, in the communities of Hamilton Township, Bordentown, and Bordentown Township. The area, in addition to its archeological importance, includes historically important buildings and transportation-related structures. Included within its boundaries are John A. Roebling Park and the Isaac Watson House in Hamilton Township.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b NHL Writeup Archived March 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "The Northeast". On the Record. National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  4. ^ "2008 Interpretive Plan for Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark" (PDF). Mercer County Parks Commission. Retrieved 2013-09-19.