Bordentown Timeline

1682
April 3

The Lenni Lenápe

The Lenni Lenápe
Archaeological studies and recovered artifacts dating from 6,000 to 8,000 years ago, and nearby finds dating from more than 12,000 years ago, confirm that parts of the area now known as the City of Bordentown were inhabited by prehistoric people. Much later in the late Woodlands era, some areas of..Read More
1717
August 16

Thomas Farnsworth

Thomas Farnsworth
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,..Read More