Princeton Township, New Jersey

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See also: the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey and Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton Township is a township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 16,027.

Princeton was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 9, 1838, from portions of West Windsor Township in mercer county and Montgomery Township in Somerset County. The Borough of Princeton — created on February 11, 1813 within the area that later became Princeton Township — became a fully independent municipality circa 1894. Portions of territory were ceded to the Borough of Princeton on January 4, 1928 and August 21, 1951.[6]

The township is the home of the Institute for Advanced Study, a private research institution that has been an academic home to Albert Einstein, Kurt Gödel, and many other famous and prize-winning scientists. Princeton University is located mostly within the Borough of Princeton, but parts of the campus extend into Princeton Township.

Areas within the Borough of Princeton and the Princeton Township have "Princeton, New Jersey" mailing addresses. Together the two municipalities are thought of as "Princeton." The township is home to the majority of affluent neighborhoods in the Princetons, such as the Western Section and Princeton Ridge, though the borough does play host to streets with historic mansions, such as Library Place and Hodge Road.

Drumthwacket, the residence of the Governor of New Jersey, is at 344 Stockton Street in the Township.


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