Lawrence Township Historical Word Search Answers
Assunpink Creek -- Tributary of the Delaware River. Site of delaying action during the Second Battle of Trenton.
Col Hand -- Leader of the Continental Army troops which fought a delaying action along Maidenhead Road (today's Route 206) during the Second Battle of Trenton.
Crossing Inn -- Famed African American nightclub. Hosted entertainers such as Duke Ellington, the Platters, Dinah Washington, James Brown and Little Richard. Was located in Eggerts Crossing.
David Brearley -- Founding Father from Lawrence. Served in the Continental Army and at the US Constitutional Convention, where he chaired a significant committee. Later became the first federal district judge for New Jersey.
Douglas Dickerson -- First casualty from Lawrence in the Vietnam War. The Community Center is named in his honor.
Eggerts Crossing -- Historically predominantly African-American community in Lawrence Township.
Eldridge Park -- Neighborhood located along Route 206. Formed in the early 20th century, Eldridge Park's population was predominantly Italian American.
James Lawrence -- American naval officer and hero of the War of 1812 for whom Lawrence Township was named.
Jigger Shop -- Famed soda fountain shop located on Main Street across from The Lawrenceville School.
Johnson Trolley -- Trolley line which ran through Lawrence, connecting Trenton and Princeton in the early 20th century.
Lawrenceville -- One of Lawrence Township's original villages. Located along Main Street.
Lenni Lenape -- Indigenous people who lived in Central Jersey prior to colonization by European settlers.
Lewisville -- Located on Lewisville Road, Lawrenceville's oldest African American community.
Maidenhead -- Lawrence Township's original name, prior to its renaming in the early 19th century in honor of James Lawrence.
Mary Tanner -- First woman elected to the Lawrence Township Council, serving from 1976-1981. Also instrumental in raising funds and public support for restoration of the Brearley House. The Lawrence Historical Society holds a lecture each October in honor of Tanner.
Port Mercer -- Community located on Quakerbridge Road, along the Delaware & Raritan Canal. Home of the Port Mercer Bridgetenders' House.
Princessville -- African American community formerly situated near the intersection of Lewisville Road and Princeton Pike. Included the site of the Princessville Inn.
Slackwood -- Lawrence Township's southern-most village. Named after two developers: Joseph Slack and William Wood.
Winona Nash -- former township historian from 1989-2002 who was responsible for organizing the township's historical archives. The Lawrence Historical Society's annual award for student excellence in history is named after Nash.