- See also: Princeton Township, New Jersey and Princeton, New Jersey
The Borough of Princeton
is a borough
and is one of the two municipalities making up Princeton, New Jersey
. It lies in Mercer County
, New Jersey
, and is completely surrounded by Princeton Township
, from which it was formed in 1894. As of the 2010 United States Census
, the borough had a population of 12,307.
Princeton was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature
on February 11, 1813, within portions of West Windsor Township
in Mercer County and Montgomery Township
in Somerset County
, and was reincorporated on November 27, 1822. The borough became part of the newly created Mercer County in 1838, and became a fully independent municipality circa 1894. Portions of territory were acquired from Princeton Township on January 4, 1928 and August 21, 1951.Morven
, the former residence of the Governor of New Jersey
, is at 55 Stockton Street in the borough (current residence is Drumthwacket
in the township of Princeton).
Princeton is located at (40.352206, -74.657071).
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the borough has a total area of 1.9 square miles
), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 14,203 people,... Read More