Saint Michael’s, organized in 1703, is the oldest Episcopal parish in the area of Trenton, New Jersey. After Washington’s Continental army crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Eve of 1776, these church grounds were the site of much of the fighting during the Battle of Trenton that followed, as Britain’s Hessian mercenaries had stationed themselves and their artillery here. The church’s cemetery contains some notable graves including David Brearly, a signer of the U. S. Constitution, and the infant daughter of Joseph Bonaparte.
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church is on the National Register of Historic Places (New Jersey’s Capital City, Mercer County, Capital District, Trenton, NJ, USA).
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