July 4 is milestone in America's — and Princeton's — history

Thursday, Jul 2, 2015
by Office of Communications

Even as July 4 is recognized nationwide for the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the date has additional significance for the town of Princeton, which made history on that same date seven years later.

On July 4, 1783, the town received a letter from the president of the Continental Congress confirming that Princeton would be the home of the U.S. government in the waning months of the American Revolutionary War.

Learn more about Princeton's Revolutionary War history.