Cedar Grove, Mercer County, New Jersey

Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
A 1904 class photo of the Cedar Grove School
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Location of Cedar Grove in Mercer County
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Cedar Grove, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Cedar Grove, New Jersey (the US)
Coordinates: 40°22′05″N 74°41′42″W / 40.36806°N 74.69500°W / 40.36806; -74.69500Coordinates: 40°22′05″N 74°41′42″W / 40.36806°N 74.69500°W / 40.36806; -74.69500
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Mercer
Borough Princeton
Elevation[1] 207 ft (63 m)
GNIS feature ID 875276[1]
Not to be confused with Cedar Grove Township, Essex County.

Cedar Grove is an unincorporated community located within Princeton in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.[2] In the 19th and early 20th centuries it was a village with a church, blacksmith, and schoolhouse. It is located on the brow of a hill along Great Road from Princeton to Blawenburg. The Cedar Grove area was settled by French families of some prominence who were Huguenot refugees, including Louis and Maria Tulane, to whom Paul Tulane, philanthropist and founder of Tulane University, was born in 1801.[3] The suburbanization of Princeton Township (now part of a merged Princeton Borough) in the second half of the 20th century led to a loss of Cedar Grove's place as a distinctive settlement, though some older buildings are still extant. As the main route of Great Road has been relocated to a bypass to the east, the area is much less traveled.[4] Most of the area's land is owned by the Tenacre Foundation, a Christian Science care and nursing facility.[5]


  1. 1 2 "Cedar Grove". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 9, 2015.
  3. Hageman, John Frelinghuysen (1879). History of Princeton and Its Institutions, Vol. 1. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company. p. 5.
  4. Google (December 14, 2015). "Aerial view of Cedar Grove" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  5. "Tenacre - About Us". Tenacre Foundation. 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015.

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