Located in Mercer County, Hopewell Township is full of open countryside, rolling hills and inviting waterways. Between all the thriving farmlands – there are quaint residential areas, beautiful parks, nature preserves, and lovely shops and restaurants. Families from all over the state flock to this area to hold on to country life, while still having access to all the convenience of a large suburb.
Hopewell Township is the perfect town for history buffs, with dozens of historical sites right in town. The town itself dates to 1700 when the area still belonged to Burlington County. Formerly named for one of two large plots of land purchased by William Trent, the town was then a part of Hunterdon County. Hopewell Township was officially incorporated in 1755 and became part of Mercer County in the early 1800s. The most notable historic fact of Hopewell is the Washington Cross along the east side of the Delaware River. This is the site where George Washington and the Continental Army crossed from Pennsylvania. He then marched to Trenton where the Battle of Trenton followed. You can learn more about this history at Washington Crossing State Park, which commemorates this milestone.
If you’re part of a growing family, then you’ll be happy to learn that the schools in Hopewell Township are highly rated. Students in pre-K through 12th grade attend schools in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. Combining students from Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, and Pennington Borough – the district consists of almost 3,500 students and 350 teachers. Students in 8th grade from all of Mercer County can apply to attend the programs at the Mercer County Technical School. This vocational school district offers career and technical education in Health Sciences, STEM, and Culinary Arts.
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