PRINCETON, NJ: The holidays have arrived at "The People's House" otherwise known as the Official Governor's Mansion of New Jersey. Also known as Drumthwacket, which is Scottish for a grassy hill here is the introduction to this historic site according to the organization's homepage:
"Constructed on land that witnessed the 1777 Princeton battle for American independence, today Drumthwacket serves as the stately home and grounds of the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the most elegant of our nation’s executive residences, Drumthwacket’s history tells the stories of three unique families who made immense contributions to New Jersey and the United States of America."
|Original map of New Jersey from 1830. Note it lacks Mercer County which was at that time part of Middlesex County.|