Thomas Farnsworth: Farnsworth’s Landing

Farnsworth Landing

The first permanent European settler of what would later become Bordentown was Thomas Farnsworth. In 1682 he built his cabin overlooking the Delaware River and established “Farnsworth’s Landing” as a center for trade and commerce in the area. Remnants of the original cabin still exist as part of a larger, later house on the northwest corner of Park and Prince Streets.