Bordentown, New Jersey

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Bordentown is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.wikipedia
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Patience Wright

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Patience Lovell Wright, America's first female sculptor, was creating wax busts in King George's court in England.
The family moved to Bordentown, New Jersey when Patience was four years old.

Bordentown School

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The Bordentown School operated from 1894 to 1955.
The Bordentown School (officially titled the Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, the State of New Jersey Manual Training School and Manual Training and Industrial School for Youth, though other names were used over the years), was a residential high school for African-American students, located in Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.

Chesterfield Township, New Jersey

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Bordentown was originally incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 9, 1825, from portions within Chesterfield Township.
Portions of the township were taken to form New Hanover Township (December 2, 1723) and Bordentown borough (December 9, 1825).

Bordentown Military Institute

In 1881, Rev. William Bowen purchased the old Spring Villa Female Seminary building (built on land purchased from the Bonapartes in 1837) and reopened it as the Bordentown Military Institute.
The Bordentown Military Institute was a private high school in Bordentown, New Jersey, United States, from 1881 to 1973.

Burlington County, New Jersey

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Bordentown is a city in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.

U.S. Route 206

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It is bounded on the east by U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206, on the south by Black's Creek and Interstate 295, and on the north by the Mile Hollow Run. U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206 run through very briefly and intersect at County Route 528 in the city.
The route connects several cities and towns, including Bordentown, Trenton, Princeton, Somerville, Netcong, and Newton.

Bordentown Township, New Jersey

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The City of Bordentown is surrounded on three sides by Bordentown Township and on the western side by the juncture of the Delaware River and Crosswicks Creek, which is the border with Hamilton Township in Mercer County. Public school students in kindergarten through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Bordentown Regional School District, which serves students from Bordentown City, Bordentown Township and Fieldsboro Borough.
Bordentown city separated from the township in 1877 and Fieldsboro became fully independent in 1894 The township was named for founder Joseph Borden.

U.S. Route 130

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It is bounded on the east by U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206, on the south by Black's Creek and Interstate 295, and on the north by the Mile Hollow Run. U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206 run through very briefly and intersect at County Route 528 in the city.
The road runs within a close distance of I-295 south of Bordentown and a few miles from the New Jersey Turnpike for its entire length, serving as a major four- to six-lane divided local road for most of its length.

Thomas Paine

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In addition to Joseph Borden's son (also named Joseph Borden), who became a colonel during the war, patriots Francis Hopkinson (a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence), Colonel Kirkbride, Colonel Oakey Hoagland and Thomas Paine resided in the area.
Paine bought his only house in 1783 on the corner of Farnsworth Avenue and Church Streets in Bordentown City, New Jersey and he lived in it periodically until his death in 1809.

Francis Hopkinson

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In addition to Joseph Borden's son (also named Joseph Borden), who became a colonel during the war, patriots Francis Hopkinson (a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence), Colonel Kirkbride, Colonel Oakey Hoagland and Thomas Paine resided in the area.
He moved to Bordentown, New Jersey in 1774, became a member of the New Jersey Provincial Council, and was admitted to the New Jersey bar on May 8, 1775.

United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company

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It was built by Robert Stephenson and Company, in England, and was imported into Philadelphia by the Camden and Amboy Railroad.
Construction began December 4, 1830 at Bordentown on the Delaware River; construction efforts were supported by horse-drawn carriages.

Crosswicks Creek

The City of Bordentown is surrounded on three sides by Bordentown Township and on the western side by the juncture of the Delaware River and Crosswicks Creek, which is the border with Hamilton Township in Mercer County. Bordentown is located at the confluence of the Delaware River, Blacks Creek and Crosswicks Creek.
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John Bull (locomotive)

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In August 1831, master mechanic Isaac Dripps of Bordentown re-assembled (without blueprints or instructions) the locomotive John Bull (originally called "The Stevens") in just 10 days.
After several years serving as a switching engine and stationary boiler, the John Bull was retired in 1866 and stored in Bordentown, New Jersey.

New Jersey Legislative Districts, 2011 apportionment

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Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Bordentown City had been in the 30th state legislative district.
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Joseph Bonaparte

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Several years after the banishing of his family from France in 1816, arriving under vigilant disguise as the Count de Survilliers, Joseph Bonaparte, former King of Naples and Spain and brother to Napoleon I of France, established his residence in Bordentown.
Joseph lived primarily in the United States (where he sold the jewels he had taken from Spain) in the period 1817–1832, initially in New York City and Philadelphia, where his house became the centre of activity for French expatriates, but later moved to an estate, formerly owned by Stephen Sayre, called Point Breeze in Bordentown, New Jersey.

Clara Barton

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Other notable people who have lived in the city include Clara Barton, who in 1852 started the first free public school in New Jersey and later founded the American Red Cross.
Clara Barton School in Bordentown, New Jersey

County Route 528 (New Jersey)

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U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206 run through very briefly and intersect at County Route 528 in the city.
The highway is designated 39.89 mi from Farnsworth Avenue (CR 545) in Bordentown to Ocean Avenue (Route 35) in Mantoloking.

Interstate 295 (Delaware–Pennsylvania)

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It is bounded on the east by U.S. Route 130 and U.S. Route 206, on the south by Black's Creek and Interstate 295, and on the north by the Mile Hollow Run.
Past this, the road curves north and reaches the exit for US 130 west of Bordentown before passing through woodland and crossing over NJ Transit's River Line.

Bordentown Regional High School

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Bordentown Regional High School (741; 9-12).
The high school serves Bordentown City, Bordentown Township (where the school is located), and Fieldsboro Borough.

Joachim Murat

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Many descendants of Joachim Murat, King of Naples, also were born or lived in Bordentown, having followed their uncle Joseph there.
Lucien Charles Joseph Napoléon Murat, 2nd Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo, 3rd Prince Murat (Milan, 16 May 1803 – Paris, 10 April 1878), m. Bordentown, New Jersey, 18 August 1831 Caroline Georgina Fraser (Charleston, South Carolina, 13 April 1810 – Paris, 10 February 1879), daughter of Thomas Fraser and wife Anne Lauton, and had issue; he was an associate of his first cousin Napoleon III of France. Ancestor of René Auberjonois.

Poor Clares

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In 1909, the religious order Poor Clares established a convent in the former Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy on Crosswicks Street.
Currently there are also monasteries in (among other places): Alexandria, Virginia(P.C.C); Andover, Massachusetts; Belleville, Illinois (P.C.C.); Bordentown, New Jersey; Boston, Massachusetts; Brenham, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio (O.S.C., P.C.C. and P.C.P.A.); Evansville, Indiana; Los Altos Hills, California; Memphis, Tennessee; metropolitan Richmond, Virginia; New Orleans; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Rockford, Illinois (P.C.C.); Roswell, New Mexico (P.C.C.); Saginaw, Michigan; Spokane, Washington; / Travelers Rest, South Carolina; Washington D.C.; and Wappingers Falls, New York.

2009 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 714 ballots cast (50.1% vs. 44.5% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 553 votes (38.8% vs. 47.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 86 votes (6.0% vs. 4.8%) and other candidates with 54 votes (3.8% vs. 1.2%), among the 1,424 ballots cast by the city's 2,567 registered voters, yielding a 55.5% turnout (vs.
Kostas Petris of Bordentown ran under the banner For The People

Bordentown Regional School District

Public school students in kindergarten through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Bordentown Regional School District, which serves students from Bordentown City, Bordentown Township and Fieldsboro Borough.
The district serves students from Bordentown City, Bordentown Township and Fieldsboro Borough.

Walsh Act

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Bordentown has been governed under the Walsh Act since 1913, with a governing body consisting of three commissioners, one of whom is selected to serve as Mayor.

Ricardo Almeida

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Ricardo Almeida (born 1976), Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu grappler.
Ricardo Almeida (born November 29, 1976) is a former Brazilian-American mixed martial artist and currently a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappler residing in Bordentown, New Jersey.