Browse more than 300 Princeton-related sites around the United States

The following is an expanded version of the list included in PAW’s Sept. 13, 2017, issue. Any list like this is by its nature incomplete — and subjective. There are, for example, 20 counties named after James Madison 1771 and dozens of elementary and high schools named after Woodrow Wilson 1879 and other prominent alumni. This list would be impossibly long if we included all of them. We have tried to pick a few of the most prominent ones. Also included are buildings designed by Princeton-trained architects such as Robert Venturi ’47 *50, faculty architects such as Michael Graves, and non-Princeton architects who designed well-known campus buildings, such as Ralph Adams Cram. Again, we’ve included a limited selection of notable examples. Many Princeton alumni owned slave plantations, fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and resisted the advancement of civil rights in this country. Sites related to these alumni are included on our list for their historical significance only. 

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ALABAMA

F. Scott [1917] and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, co-founded by Julian McPhillips ’68 (Montgomery)

Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama, site of the “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door,” where Nicholas Katzenbach ’43, the deputy attorney general, confronted Gov. George Wallace in the 1963 civil-rights showdown (Tuscaloosa) 

Cathedral Church of the Advent. Former pastor Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter 1921, as Episcopal Bishop of Alabama, wrote “A Call for Unity” in 1963, calling on civil rights leaders to stop their protests and work through the courts. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. replied with his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” (2017 Sixth Ave. North, Birmingham)

Grave of Confederate General William W. Allen 1854. (Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham)

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Wilson Dam, spanning the Tennessee River between Tennessee and Alabama, was named for Woodrow Wilson 1879 (Lauderdale County)

Freedom Rides Museum, honoring participants in the 1961 Freedom Rides, including Prof. John Gager (210 S. Court St., Montgomery)

Princeton, Ala.


ALASKA

Libbey Glacier near Mount Saint Elias, named for physical geology professor William A. Libbey 1877; Libbey was responsible for the adoption of orange and black as Princeton’s colors 

Portrait of Thomas Riggs Jr. 1894, territorial governor from 1918-21, state capitol (Juneau)


ARIZONA

The headquarters of Phelps Dodge Corp., at one time the largest mining company in the U.S., run by Cleveland Dodge 1879 (Bisbee) 


ARKANSAS

Home of William Starr Mitchell ’29, a lawyer who in 1959 emerged as a leader in the crisis involving desegregation of Little Rock Central High School (Little Rock) 

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Batesville, named for Judge James Woodson Bates 1807

Home of James Smith McDonnell 1921, founder of McDonnell-Douglas (3304 Hill Rd., Little Rock)


CALIFORNIA

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Apartment house where F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917 died in 1940 (Los Angeles) 

Edwards Air Force Base, named after test pilot Glen Edwards *47, one of the first Princeton graduate students in aeronautical engineering (Lancaster)

Jacques-Andre Istel ’49’s Museum of History in Granite (Felicity)­ — The Skinny

Eugene O’Neill [1910] National Historical Site (1000 Kuss Rd., Danville)

Computer History Museum, features exhibits relating to several Princetonians including professor John von Neumann and Hall of Fellows honoree Marvin Minsky *54 (1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View)

Grave of Jimmy Stewart ’32 (Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale)

“Hangover House,” overlooking the Pacific Ocean, home of Richard Halliburton 1921 (31172 Ceanothus Dr., Laguna Beach)

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Birthplace of Adlai Stevenson ’22 (2639 Monmouth Ave., West Adams, Los Angeles)

Stars honoring Josh Logan ’31, Jimmy Stewart ’32, Jose Ferrer ’33, Wayne Rogers ’54, and David Duchovny ’82 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Los Angeles)

Charles “Pete” Conrad ’53’s Gemini XI capsule California Science Center. (700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles)

Bust of cabinet secretary George Shultz ’43, Chapman University (Orange)

Robert Kahn *64 “Birth of the Internet” plaque, Stanford University (Palo Alto)

Home base of U.S.S. Princeton (San Diego)

San Francisco Ferry Building, designed by A. Page Brown, who also designed Brown and Dod halls (San Francisco)

Princeton, Calif. (Colusa County)

Princeton, Calif. (San Mateo County)


COLORADO

Mount Princeton, 14,197 feet high (San Isabel National Forest)

Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, which depicts life in the town during its gold-mining heyday and displays memorabilia owned by author Lowell Thomas *1916 (Victor)

Torrey’s Peak, 14,275 feet high, named for Princeton chemistry professor John Torrey (Clear Creek County)

Lasater Ranch, founded by Dale Lasater ’65, founders of Beefmaster breed of cattle (Matheson)

Pueblo Memorial Hall, site of Woodrow Wilson 1879’s last speech on Sept. 25, 1919, urging U.S. participation in the League of Nations (1 City Hall Pl., Pueblo)

Alexander’s Chimney, east face of Long’s Peak, named for James W. Alexander II 1910 *1915, professor of mathematics. A climbing enthusiast, he would leave the window to his office in Fine Hall open and would sometimes enter by scaling the building (Rocky Mountain National Park)


CONNECTICUT

Museum of American Tort Law, founded by Ralph Nader ’55 (Winsted)

Rentschler Field, named for Frederick Rentschler 1909, aviation pioneer and founder of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company (615 Silver Ln., East Hartford)

“Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God” marker, site of 1741 sermon by Jonathan Edwards, later Princeton president (Route 5, Enfield)

Birthplace of Aaron Burr Sr., second president of Princeton and father of Aaron Burr, Jr. 1772 (corner of Burr St. & Brookside Dr., Fairfield)

Litchfield Law School, first private law school in the United States, founded in 1784 by Tapping Reeve 1763 (82 South St., Litchfield)

Statue of Oliver Ellsworth 1766, drafter of the Constitution and third chief justice of the United States, at west entrance to state capitol (Hartford)

Ellsworth’s birthplace (Palisado Ave. & Macktown Rd.), home (778 Palisado Ave.) & grave (Palisado Cemetery) (Windsor)

Home of Thornton Wilder *26, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and playwright (50 Deepwood Dr., New Haven)

Grave of Pierpont Edwards 1768, delegate to Continental Congress (Grove St. Cemetery, New Haven)

Birthplace of Jonathan Edwards, Congregationalist theologian and third president of Princeton (1371 Main St., South Windsor)

National Rowing Foundation Hall of Fame, whose 2016 class of inductees included Carol Brown ’75 (67 Mystic Rd., N. Stonington)

Eugene O’Neill 1910 summer house, also known as Monte Cristo Cottage (305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford)

Grave of U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan 1920 (Lyons Plain Cemetery, Weston)


DELAWARE

Grave of James A. Bayard 1784; Bayard cast the deciding vote to elect Thomas Jefferson president (Wilmington)

Birthplace of Samuel Davies, fourth president of Princeton (State Rd., Kirkwood)

Trabant Student Center, University of Delaware, designed by architect Robert Venturi ’47 *50 who also designed Wu Hall (Newark)

Home of Gunning Bedford Jr. 1771, signer of Constitution (Concord Pike, near Wilmington)


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Home of CIA Director Allen Dulles 1914 *1916 

Home of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles 1908 

Woodrow Wilson 1879’s post-presidential home (2340 S St., NW)

Wilson’s grave, National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., NW) 

James Madison 1771 fled the White House to Maryland when the British attacked in August 1814; later residents would include Wilson and Michelle Obama ’85 (1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW)

Octagon House served as the Madisons’ residence after the fire (1799 NY Ave., NW)

Portraits of Sonia Sotomayor ’76, James A. Baker III ’52, Brooke Shields ’87 and others in the National Portrait Gallery (8th and F Streets NW)

Bust of Vice President George M. Dallas 1810, U.S. Capitol

Portrait of Jim Leach ’64, House Office Building

Statues of Richard Stockton 1748 and Francis P. Blair, Jr. 1841, Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol.

Statue of Benjamin Rush 1760 on grounds of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (2300 E St., NW)

Site of explosion of U.S.S. Princeton in 1844 (Navy Yard)

House where Abraham Lincoln died; he was attended by Robert King Stone 1842, a Union doctor, who also performed Lincoln’s autopsy (516 10th St., NW)

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, designed by Walker O. Cain *40, who also designed Jadwin Gymnasium (Constitution Ave. NW)

Marker commemorating the signing of the Rush-Bagot Treaty of 1818 which demilitarized the Great Lakes after the War of 1812; it was negotiated by acting Secretary of State Richard Rush 1797 (25th & L Sts., NW)

Grave of Secretary of State Abel Upshur 1807 (Congressional Cemetery)


FLORIDA

Princeton, Fla., in Miami-Dade County, population 22,038 in 2010; founded by Gaston Drake 1894 

Plaque at Miami Palmetto High School honoring its graduate, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos ’86 (Miami)

Home of actor Jose Ferrer ’33 (Coral Gables)

Nautilus Foundation, a planned retirement retreat by art historian Francois Bucher, now abandoned (Monticello)

National Naval Aviation Museum, which includes the stern plate of USS Forrestal, named for Secretary of Defense James Forrestal 1915 (1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola)

Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, 1898 encampment site of the Rough Riders, including Roscoe Channing 1890, during the Spanish-American War before shipping off to Cuba (548 N. Howard Ave., Tampa)


GEORGIA

Grave of college football legend Henry “Tillie” Lamar 1886 and marker at the site of his drowning (Augusta)­ — The Skinny

Andersonville Prison, notorious Confederate prison during the Civil War in which thousands died of malnutrition and disease; Joseph Jones 1853 wrote the first report about conditions there (Andersonville)

Grave of John C. Reed 1854, member of Ku Klux Klan and proponent of “Lost Cause” theory of the Civil War (Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta)

College Football Hall of Fame, where 25 Tigers are enshrined (250 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta)

Woodrow Wilson College of Law; now defunct (Atlanta)

Wilson’s boyhood home (419 7th St., Augusta)

Grave of George W. Crawford 1820, Georgia governor and Secretary of War (Summerville Cemetery, Augusta)

Home (Milledge & Cumming Rd., Augusta) and statue (Pirkle Ferry Rd., Cumming) of Secretary of State John Forsyth 1799, as well Forsyth Park (Savannah); the county and town of Forsyth are also named in his honor

Summer home of Joseph Habersham, a member of the Continental Congress and postmaster general who attended Princeton but did not graduate (U.S. 23, Clarkesville)

Macon, Ga., named for U.S. Sen. Nathaniel Macon 1778, who attended Princeton in the 1780s but did not graduate

Grave of Alfred Colquitt 1844, governor, U.S. senator, and proponent of secession (Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon)

Fort Benjamin Hawkins, named for Benjamin Hawkins 1777, who served as George Washington’s Indian interpreter during the Revolution and later as U.S. agent for Indian affairs; the town of Hawkinsville in Pulaski County is also named in his honor (Emery Highway, Macon)

New Echota State Historic Site, on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. This was the capital of the Cherokee Nation in the 1820s before their forced expulsion westward. Supreme Court Justice Smith Thompson 1788 dissented in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, the case affirming the Cherokees’ removal

Pennyworth Island, site of plantation owned by James Potter 1844 (near Savannah)

Home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice James Moore Wayne 1808 (house was later the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America (10 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah)

Fort Early, named for Gov. Peter Early 1792 (Ga. Route 300, Worth County)

Princeton, Ga. (Clarke County)

Princeton, Ga. (Rockdale County)


HAWAII

Home of Syngman Rhee *1910, exiled South Korean president (Honolulu)

Grave of Ingram Stainback 1907, territorial governor from 1942-51 (O’ahu Cemetery, Honolulu)


IDAHO

Idaho State University, where football coach Ralph Hutchinson 1902 established Princeton’s orange and black and the Bengal tiger as Idaho State’s colors and mascot (Pocatello)

Princeton, Idaho


ILLINOIS

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Childhood home of former first lady Michelle Obama ’85 (Chicago)

Marker indicating where Michelle Obama and Barack Obama kissed on their first date (Dorchester Ave. & 53rd St., Chicago)

Statue of former Secretary of Defense and White House Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld ’54 at New Trier High School, his alma mater (Winnetka)

Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago, where director Arthur H. Compton *1916 and associate director Henry DeWolf Smyth 1918 *1921 oversaw the Manhattan Project (Chicago) ­— The Skinny

Statue of Adlai Stevenson ’22 at the Central Illinois Regional Airport (Bloomington) 

Stevenson’s boyhood home (1316 E. Washington St.) and grave (Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington)

International Amphitheater, site of 1952 and 1956 Democratic conventions where Stevenson was nominated for president (4220 S. Halsted St., Chicago)

University Club of Chicago, featuring the Princeton seal in stonework facing Michigan Avenue (76 E. Monroe St., Chicago)

Nassau Hall stone on wall of Chicago Tribune Tower (Chicago)

Formerly James McCosh elementary school, renamed Emmett Till Math & Science Academy after Emmett Till, who attended school there (6543 S. Champlain Ave., Chicago)

Jefferson Park Presbyterian Church, where Francis Landey Patton, later Princeton president, was pastor from 1874-81 (4550 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago)

Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics, founded by Nobel laureate Gary Becker ’51 at the University of Chicago (1126 E. 59th St., Chicago)

First Federated Church, boyhood home of Princeton president John Grier Hibben 1882 (3601 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria)

Princeton, Ill., name picked out of a hat by Joseph Musgrove, who was from Princeton, N.J.


INDIANA

Home of author Booth Tarkington 1893 (Indianapolis)

Booth Tarkington Civic Theater (3 Center Green, Carmel)

Statue of longtime mayor William Hudnut ’54, who revitalized his city (Indianapolis) 

Princeton, Ind.


IOWA

Arthur Poe [1900] Chapel, Coe College, named for the All-American who was the second-youngest of Princeton’s six football-playing brothers (Cedar Rapids) 

Home of congressman Jim Leach ’64 (Davenport)

U.S. 69, known as the “Wilson Highway” (Des Moines)

Princeton, Iowa


KANSAS

First Presbyterian Church, where Hector Cowan 1888 was pastor; Cowan also was a football coach at the University of Kansas and the University of North Carolina (Gardner) 

Fort Riley, where military surgeon Alfred A. Woodhull 1856 was stationed; Woodhull is considered the founder of Princeton Reunions (Fort Riley)

Bonner Springs, named for Robert Bonner, Princeton benefactor and publisher of the New York Ledger

Edwin M. Hopkins [1888 *1894] scholarship for excellence in study of literature, named for former English professor and the university’s first football coach, University of Kansas (Lawrence)

Cornel West *80 boyhood home, Washburn University (Topeka)

Princeton, Kans.


KENTUCKY

Statue (planned to be moved) and grave of U.S. Vice President and Confederate Secretary of War John C. Breckinridge, who briefly attended Princeton (Lexington) 

Liberty Hall, home of John Brown, a member of the Continental Congress and first U.S. senator from Kentucky, whose studies at Princeton were interrupted by the American Revolution (Frankfort)

Home of columnist Arthur Krock 1908 (Glasgow)

Witherspoon Street, named for Princeton president John Witherspoon (Louisville)

Humana Tower, a landmark of postmodern architecture, designed by Princeton professor Michael Graves (500 W. Main St., Louisville)

Princeton, Ky.


LOUISIANA

Boyhood home of stage and screen director Joshua Logan ’31 (Mansfield)

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), cofounded by physicist Kip Thorne *65 (Livingston)

Livingston Parish, named for lawyer and statesman Edward Livingston 1781. There are also towns named for him in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.

Boarding house where F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917 wrote This Side of Paradise (2900 Prythania St., New Orleans)

Princeton, La.


MAINE

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Orange and Black Path, Acadia National Park, named by Rudolph E. Brunnow, professor of Semitics (Acadia)

Reef Point Estate, home of Princeton landscape architect Beatrix Farrand (Bar Harbor)

Robert H. & Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art & Dance, named for Robert Edwards ’57, president emeritus of Bowdoin College (Brunswick)

Ellsworth, Maine, named for Oliver Ellsworth 1766

Princeton, Maine


MARYLAND

Grave of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917 (Rockville)

Portrait of John Prentiss Poe Sr. 1854, father of the six football-playing Poe brothers, at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse (Baltimore)

Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library — formerly the home of John Work Garrett 1895, diplomat and Princeton benefactor (Baltimore) 

Gun from USS Princeton, U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis) 

Grave of Adm. William Crowe *65, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis)  

Fifth Regiment Armory, site of 1912 Democratic convention at which Woodrow Wilson 1879 was nominated for president. (W. Preston St., Baltimore)

Grave of CIA director Allen Dulles 1914 *1916 (Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore)

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, site of Defense Secretary James Forrestal 1915’s suicide, May 22, 1949 (8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda)

Home of Nathaniel Ramsey 1767, Revolutionary War soldier (Market & Bladen Sts., Charlestown)

West Nottingham Academy, oldest boarding school in the United States, founded in 1744 by Samuel Finley, later Princeton president (1079 Firetower Dr., Colora)

National Lacrosse Hall of Fame; 13 Tigers are enshrined there (2 Loveton Circle, Sparks)

In September 2017, the Intercounty Connector (Maryland Route 200) was dedicated to Robert Ehrlich Jr. ’79, who championed the road’s construction as governor (Gaithersburg to Laurel)

Princeton, Md.


MASSACHUSETTS

The Karl Taylor Compton [*1912] Laboratories at MIT, named for the physicist and MIT president (Cambridge)

Chesterwood, home of sculptor Daniel Chester French, where he created the statue of “The Christian Student” modeled on W. Earl Dodge 1879, now in Jadwin Gym’s lobby (Stockbridge) 

Portrait of former dean and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan ’81, Harvard Law School (Cambridge)

Home of poet John Peale Bishop 1917 (Bayview Ave., Chatham)

Birthplace of theologian Jonathan Dickinson, later president of Princeton (Hatfield)

Boyhood home of artist Frank Stella ’58 (Malden)

First Churches, served by theologian Jonathan Edwards, later Princeton president (129 Main St., Northampton)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; Bill Bradley ’65 and former coach Pete Carril are inductees (1000 Hall of Fame Ave., Springfield)

Princeton, Mass.


MICHIGAN

Birthplace and grave of professor Edward S. Corwin, a renowned constitutional scholar (Plymouth)

Crisler Center, main basketball arena, named for athletic director Herbert “Fritz” Crisler, former Princeton football coach (333 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor)

Harold T. & Vivian B. Shapiro Library, University of Michigan (919 University Ave., Ann Arbor)

James Madison College, a residential college at Michigan State University (842 Chestnut Rd., East Lansing)

“Home” of fictional Princeton student J.D. Oznot ’68 (East Lansing)

Cathedral Church of St. Paul, designed by Ralph Adams Cram, who also designed the University Chapel (which it resembles) as well as Cleveland Tower and Campbell Hall (4800 Woodward Ave., Detroit)

Princeton, Mich.


MINNESOTA

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, which honors Hobey Baker 1914 and Bill Jennings ’41 (Eveleth) 

University of Minnesota Athletic Park; football coach Thomas Peebles 1882 brought the Princeton cheers to Minnesota and is credited with having started organized cheerleading (Minneapolis)

Boyhood home of Ethan Coen ’79 (St. Louis Park)

Birthplace (481 Laurel Ave.) and boyhood home (599 Summit Ave.) of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917 (St. Paul)

Princeton, Minn.


MISSISSIPPI

Baxter Hall at the University of Mississippi, where assistant attorney general John Doar ’44 assisted the integration of the university by escorting James Meredith onto campus (Oxford)

United States Post Office and Courthouse, site of the “Mississippi Burning” Trial prosecuted by Doar in 1967 (2100 9th St., Meridian)

Grave of Jehu Amaziah Orr 1849, judge and member of Confederate congress (Friendship Cemetery, Columbus)

Arcole Plantation, home of Confederate General William L. Brandon 1822 (near Pinkneyville, in Wilkinson County)


MISSOURI

Home and high school of former senator Bill Bradley ’65 (Crystal City) 

National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame; Bradley and coach Pete Carril are inductees. (Kansas City)

Brookings Hall, modeled on Blair Hall, designed by architects Cope & Stewardson, Washington University (St. Louis) 

Statue of Francis P. Blair 1841 in Forest Park (St. Louis)

St. Louis Coliseum, site of 1916 Democratic convention, where Woodrow Wilson 1879 was renominated for president (Washington Blvd. & Jefferson Ave., St. Louis)

Danforth Campus, named for former chancellor William H. Danforth ’47, and John C. Danforth [’58] Center on Religion & Politics, Washington University (St. Louis)

Princeton, Mo.


MONTANA

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Egg Mountain, site of bones belonging to a previously unknown species of duck-billed dinosaur later identified as Maiasaura peeblesorum by professor Jack Horner (Choteau) 

Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association, dedicated to the training of geologists, founded by geology professors Richard Field and Taylor Thom (Red Lodge)

Dinosaur skulls discovered in 1901 by Professor Marcus Farr and a team of Princeton students (Big Timber)

Moss Mansion, designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, who also designed Palmer Laboratory and Palmer Stadium (914 Division St., Billings)

Discovery of new type of anorthosite by professor Arthur Buddington *1916 (Stillwater)

Madison River


NEBRASKA

Blair, Neb., named after Princeton University trustee John Insley Blair 

Princeton, Neb.


NEVADA

Goldfield ghost town, where John “Johnny” Prentiss Poe Jr. 1895 — football star and soldier of fortune — lived and worked (Goldfield)­ — The Skinny


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Grave of John George Kemeny ’46 *49, co-developer of BASIC computer language and former president of Dartmouth (Hanover) 

John G. Winant [1913] Park, named for the New Hampshire governor (Concord)

Grave of astronomer Charles Augustus Young, a Princeton professor. (Hanover)

Grave of Samuel Livermore 1752, delegate to Continental Congress and U.S. senator (Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness)


NEW JERSEY

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Rutgers University, site of the first-ever college football game — played against Princeton in 1869 (New Brunswick)

Plaque at First Presbyterian Church noting the original location of the College of New Jersey in 1746 (Elizabeth) 

Ross Farm, home of Samuel Southard 1804, governor, senator, and cabinet secretary (135 N. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge)

Home of George M. Robeson 1847, Union general and Secretary of the Navy (214 N. Third St., Camden)

Marker honoring Phillip Freneau 1771, “The Poet of the Revolution,” in main post office (155 Main St., Matawan)

Site of Bell Labs, where electrical engineer John Bardeen *36, future Nobel laureate, invented the transistor (600 Mountain Ave., Murray Hill)

Old First Presbyterian Church, second home of the College of New Jersey from 1747-55 (827 Broad St., Newark)

Statue of Theodore Frelinghuysen 1804, Whig candidate for vice president in 1844 (Military Park, Newark)

Liberty Hall, home of Supreme Court Justice Henry Brockholst Livingston 1774, now a part of Kean University (1003 Morris Ave., Union)

William Paterson University, named for Revolutionary War statesman William Paterson 1763 (Wayne)

Stockton University, named for Revolutionary War statesman Richard Stockton 1748 (Galloway Township)

Site of duel between Aaron Burr Jr. 1772 and Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton Ave., Weehawken)


NEW MEXICO

Richard Feynman [*42] Center for Innovation, named after the Nobel Prize-winning physicist (Los Alamos)

Los Alamos National Laboratory, where mathematician John von Neumann, a Princeton professor, worked on the Manhattan Project (Los Alamos)

Grave of Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman ’32, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, who attended Princeton but did not graduate (Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe)


NEW YORK

The National Baseball Hall of Fame, where Bowie Kuhn ’48 is enshrined and memorabilia from Moe Berg ’23 resides (Cooperstown)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor [’76] Houses and Community Center (Bronx, New York City)

The Edmund Wilson [1916] House (Talcottville)

La Bergerie/Rokeby mansion, formerly the estate of senator and Secretary of War John Armstrong, who left Princeton in 1775 to fight in the American Revolution (Barrytown)

Home of President Grover Cleveland, longtime Princeton trustee (North Johnson Park, Buffalo)

House where F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917 began writing The Great Gatsby (6 Gateway Dr., Great Neck)

Charles Scribner II 1875 summer home (Cornwall)

Dansville Presbyterian Church; its longtime pastor, George K. Ward 1869, is credited with adopting orange and black as Princeton’s colors in June 1867 (3 School St., Dansville)

Plaque commemorating the Rush-Bagot Treaty of 1818 which demilitarized the Great Lakes after the War of 1812; it was negotiated by acting Secretary of State Richard Rush 1797  (Fort Niagara)

Manitoga, home of industrial designer Russel Wright ’26 (Garrison)

Oheka Castle, reported to have been the inspiration for Jay Gatsby’s mansion in The Great Gatsby (135 West Gate Drive, Huntington Long Island)

Teviotdale, estate of colonial statesman Walter Livingston 1759 (Linlithgo)

Manhattan Field, adjacent to the Polo Grounds; Princeton played several important football games here in the 19th and early 20th centuries (8th Ave. & 155th St., New York City)

Former studio of artist Frank Stella ’58 (138 E. 13th St., New York City)

Aaron Burr 1772 statue, Museum of American Finance (48 Wall St., New York City)

Museum of Modern Art, which contains several works by artist Frank Stella; its first director was Alfred H. Barr ’23 *24 (New York City)

Headquarters of Charles Scribner Sons publishing house, founded by Charles Scribner 1840 (597 Fifth Ave., New York City)

Childhood home of actress Brooke Shields ’87 (345 E. 73rd St., New York City)

Home of Philip Ashton Rollins 1889, historian and founder of the Princeton Collections of Western Americana (28 E. 78th St., New York City)

Zuccotti Park, site of Occupy Wall Street protests, named for financier John Zuccotti ’59 (Broadway & Liberty St., New York City)

Plaque honoring Charlie Gogolak ’66, one of the first soccer-style football place kickers (Monument Park, Ogdensburg)

Yaddo, home of financier and philanthropist Spencer Trask 1866, now an artists’ retreat (Saratoga)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, named for statesman Stephen Van Rensselaer, who attended Princeton in the 1780s but did not graduate (Troy)

Dulles State Office Building, named for Secretary of State John Foster Dulles 1908 (317 Washington St., Watertown)

Princeton, N.Y.


NORTH CAROLINA

Mount Guyot, in the Smoky Mountains, named in honor of geology professor Arnold Guyot (Canton)

Witherspoon Hall, named for Princeton president John Witherspoon, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Charlotte)

Home of James Iredell Jr. 1806, North Carolina governor (107 E. Church St., Edenton)

Home of Joseph Hewes, signer of the Declaration of Independence, who attended Princeton but did not graduate (105 W. King St., Edenton)

Home of William Richardson Davie 1776, founder of the University of North Carolina (16 Norman St., Halifax)

James Boyd House, now Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, designed by Aymar Embury II 1900, architect of Dillon Gymnasium (555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines)

Marker noting boyhood home of Woodrow Wilson 1879 (Third St. & Orange St., Wilmington)

Princeton, N.C.


NORTH DAKOTA

Gillette Hall at the University of North Dakota, named for sociology pioneer John M. Gillette *1895 (Grand Forks)

Williston Basin petroleum reserve, discovered by Princeton geology professor William Taylor Thom (Williston)


OHIO

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Moon rock at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, among the rocks collected by Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. ’53 and his fellow Apollo 12 astronauts. (Cleveland) 

Birthplace of six-time Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas 1905 (Marion)

Richard Kazmaier [’52] Stadium and boyhood home; he won the Heisman Trophy in 1951 (Maumee)

William Cooper Procter [1883] Pavilion at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati) and William Cooper Procter Hall at the University of Cincinnati (3110 Vine St., Cincinnati)

Peter Lewis [’55] Building, Case Western Reserve University, designed by Frank Gehry (11119 Bellflower Rd., Cleveland)

Dayton, Ohio, named for Jonathan Dayton 1775

Birthplace of Frederick Rentschler 1909, aviation pioneer (Dayton & N. 7th Sts., Hamilton)

National Aviation Hall of Fame, inductees include Rentschler, James Smith McDonnell 1921, and Charles “Pete” Conrad ’53 (1100 Spaatz St., Dayton)

Denison University Varsity D Association Hall of Fame, plaque honoring former Princeton president and Big Red tennis standout William Bowen *58 (Denison)

Toni Morrison Elementary School, named for the Princeton professor, who grew up in Lorain (1830 W. 40th St., Lorain)

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, founded by Malcolm Forbes ’41 (13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickering)

Princeton, Ohio


OKLAHOMA

Dewey F. Bartlett [’42] post office, named for former governor (Tulsa) 

Site of now-defunct Phillips University, briefly a football powerhouse around World War I featuring future Princeton coach Franklin “Cappy” Cappon; the campus is now part of Northern Oklahoma College (100 S. University Ave., Enid)


OREGON

Bust of Alan Turing *38, known as the creator of modern computing, on the exterior of Deschutes Hall at the University of Oregon (Eugene)

Grave of Harlan Peck 1862, who wrote “Old Nassau” (Milton-Freewater)­ — The Skinny

Plaque honoring distance runner Lynn Jennings ’83, Nike headquarters (Beaverton)

Fair Grounds, site of observations by U.S. Naval Observatory of the 1918 solar eclipse, studied by artist and physicist Howard Russell Butler 1876 (2600 East St., Baker City)

Veterans Memorial Coliseum, site of 1965 NCAA Final Four, where Princeton lost to Michigan but defeated Wichita State for a third-place finish (300 N. Winning Way, Portland)

Portland Building, landmark of postwar architecture, designed by Princeton professor Michael Graves (1120 SW Fifth Ave., Portland)

Siletz Reservation, home of the few remaining members of the Alsea Tribe studied by Livingston Farrand 1888, later president of Cornell University (Siletz)

Princeton, Ore.


PENNSYLVANIA

Home and grave of Hobey Baker 1914; visitors often leave hockey pucks on the tombstone (Philadelphia)

Jimmy Stewart [’32] Museum (Indiana)

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, skeleton and cast model of Diplodocus carnegii named by professor John Bell Hatcher (Pittsburgh) 

Estate of Nicholas Biddle 1801, financier and president of the Second Bank of the United States (1237 State Rd., Andalusia)

Bradford County, named for William Bradford 1772, U.S. attorney general

John McMillan’s log school, founded by John McMillan 1772 and believed to be the oldest school building west of the Alleghenies (25 E. College St., Canonsburg)

Statue of Benjamin Rush 1760 at Dickinson College, which he founded (Carlisle)

Falling Spring Presbyterian Church; John Grier Hibben 1882 served as pastor (221 N. Main St., Chambersburg)

Marker noting raid by General Bradley Johnson 1849 in July 1864, the last Confederate raid north of the Mason-Dixon line (Chambersburg)

Lafayette College, founded by James Madison Porter, who attended Princeton but did not graduate (Easton)

“Donegal,” estate of J. Donald Cameron 1852 *1855, senator and U.S. secretary of war (1855 Mansion La., Mount Joy)

Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians, exhibits include a tumor removed from the jaw of President Grover Cleveland, later a Princeton trustee (19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia)

Grave of Vice President George M. Dallas 1810 (St. Peter’s Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia)

Guild House, landmark work of postwar architecture, designed by Robert Venturi ’47 *50 (8th & Spring Garden Sts., Philadelphia)

Tombstone of Princeton president Samuel Finley, located in lobby of apartment building on north side of Rittenhouse Square (Philadelphia)

Pittsburgh Academy site (now University of Pittsburgh), founded by Hugh Henry Brackenridge 1771 (Pittsburgh)

Neshaminy Log College, predecessor of the College of New Jersey (Warminster)

Wilson, Pa, a borough of Northampton County, named for Woodrow Wilson 1879

Wilson’s former home (Swarthmore)

Princeton, Pa.


RHODE ISLAND

University Hall at Brown University, modeled after Nassau Hall (Providence)

Claiborne Pell Bridge, named for U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell ’40 (Newport)

Preservation Society of Newport County, boyhood home of Pell (424 Bellevue Ave., Newport)

Charles H. Baldwin House, designed by William Appleton Potter, architect of Witherspoon Hall and Chancellor Green Library (Bellevue Ave. & Perry St., Newport)

First Baptist Church in America, founded by James Manning 1762 (75 N. Main St., Providence)


SOUTH CAROLINA

Mulberry Plantation, home of Confederate general James Chesnut Jr. 1835 and Civil War diarist Mary Chesnut (Camden)

“Tivoli” plantation of William Richardson Davie 1776, founder of the University of North Carolina (Catawba)

University of South Carolina, founded by John Drayton 1783 (Columbia)

Drayton’s home and grave (Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul, Charleston)

Birthplace of classical scholar Basil Gildersleeve 1849 (3 Pitt Street, Charleston)

Grave of Richard Hutson 1765, signer of Articles of Confederation (Circular Congregational Church Burying Ground, Charleston)

Grave of David Ramsay 1765, who delivered what is believed to be the first Fourth of July oration (Circular Congregational Church Burying Ground, Charleston)

Home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Johnson 1790 (156 Rutledge Ave., Charleston)

Woodrow Wilson 1879 boyhood home (1705 Hampton Ct., Columbia)

Halcyon Grove, home of Gov. Andrew Pickens, who attended Princeton but did not graduate (406 Buncombe St., Edgefield)

Home of Elliott White Springs 1917, WWI fighter pilot (1042 Highway 160 W, Fort Mill)

Princeton, S.C.


SOUTH DAKOTA

Tip Top Mine, source of Hopeite, a mineral also known as Hibbenite, named for President John Grier Hibben 1882 (Four Mile)

John Witherspoon College (4021 Range Rd., Rapid City)

Statues of James Madison 1771, Woodrow Wilson 1879 on street of the presidents (Rapid City)


TENNESSEE

Birthplace (Brownsville) and empty grave (Memphis) of adventurer Richard Halliburton 1921 ­— The Skinny

Plaque honoring actor Wayne Rodgers ’54 at the Webb School (Bell Buckle)

Campbell County, named for Treasury Secretary and statesman George W. Campbell 1794

Prentice Cooper [1917] State Forest (Chattanooga)

Clinton, Tenn., formerly called Burrville in honor of Aaron Burr Jr. 1772

Birthplace of Samuel Powhatan Carter 1840, Civil War admiral (1031 Broad St., Elizabethton)

Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman [’32] Memorial Bridge, named for Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (Pellissippi Parkway, Knoxville)

Princeton, Tenn.


TEXAS

James A. Baker [’52] Institute for Public Policy at Rice University (Houston)

Boyhood home (1216 Bissonet St.) and statue of Baker (Sesquicentennial Park, Houston)

John A. Wheeler lecture hall, University of Texas, named for the Princeton professor (Austin)

Dallas County, named for Vice President George M. Dallas 1810

Marker noting 1845 expedition by James W. Abert 1838, an Army topographical engineer who first mapped the area (FM 1913 & Plum Creek Rd., Dumas)

Astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad ’53 Gemini V capsule at Johnson Space Center (2101 E. NASA Parkway, Houston)

Astronaut Memorial Grove at Johnson Space Center, which honors Conrad and others (Houston)

Kaufman County, named for congressman and diplomat David Kaufman 1833

Princeton, Texas


UTAH

Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, excavated by William Lee Stokes *41 (Cleveland)

Dinosaur National Monument, site of fossil excavations in 1909 by Earl Douglass, a former Princeton fellow (Dinosaur National Monument)


VERMONT

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, donated by Laurance Rockefeller ’32 (Woodstock)

Home of governor and senator Isaac Tichenor 1775 (11 West Road, Bennington)

Marker honoring Nathaniel Niles 1766, author of the patriotic ode “The American Hero” (Middlebrook Rd. & Bear Notch Rd., Fairlee)

James Lynah Award presented to Dick Colman, former Princeton football coach, for outstanding service to intercollegiate athletics (Middlebury)

Trinity Episcopal Church, designed by William Appleton Potter, who later designed Alexander Hall and East Pyne Hall (5171 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne)

Glacial Lake Winooski, written about by Princeton geology professor Paul MacClintock (Winooski)


VIRGINIA

Historical marker located 1/2 mile south of the site of the John Randolph 1791 and Henry Clay duel at Pimmit Run ­(Arlington) The Skinny

Marker noting Randolph’s opposition to the War of 1812 (Rt. 360 & Rt. 92, Charlotte County)

Randolph-Macon College, named for Randolph and Nathaniel Macon (Ashland)

Birthplace of Woodrow Wilson 1879 (Staunton)

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum (Staunton)

Home and grave of James Madison 1771 (Orange)

Madison’s birthplace (Port Conway)

Spotsylvania Battlefield, where Charles Phelps 1852 earned the Congressional Medal of Honor (Spotsylvania)

Grave of theologian John Johns 1815 (Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria)

Arlington National Cemetery; numerous Princetonians are buried there including John Foster Dulles 1908 (Arlington)

Lee-Fendall House, home of patriot Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee 1773 (614 Oronoco St., Arlington)

Bust of Defense Secretary James Forrestal 1915 at the Pentagon (Arlington)

Bust of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles 1908, Dulles International Airport (Dulles)

Apollo 12 Command Module flown by Charles “Pete” Conrad ’53, Virginia Air & Space Center (600 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton)

Hampden-Sydney College, founded by Samuel Stanhope Smith 1769 (Hampden-Sydney)

James Madison University (Harrisonburg); it also has a Wilson Hall, named after Woodrow Wilson 

Site of Polegreen Church, where Samuel Davies, later president of Princeton, was pastor and trained Patrick Henry in oratory (6411 Heatherwood Dr., Mechanicsville)

Birthplace of Secretary of State Abel Upshur 1807 (U.S. 13 & Treherneville Dr., Northampton County)

“Meadea” and “Lucky Hit” plantation, boyhood homes of theologian William Meade 1808 (Berry’s Ferry Rd., White Post)

Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, part of I-495, which spans the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia.


WASHINGTON

Alexander Phimister Proctor Museum; Proctor was the sculptor of the Nassau Hall tigers (Hansville)

Sail from USS Woodrow Wilson, Deterrent Park, Kitsap Naval Base (120 S. Dewey St., Bremerton)

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), cofounded by physicist Kip Thorne *65 (Hanford)

Compton Union Building, named for Washington State University president Wilson Compton *1915 (Pullman)

William D. Ruckelshaus [’55] Center, named for first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (901 Fifth Ave., Seattle)

First Presbyterian Church, designed by Ralph Adams Cram (20 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma)

Quinault Indian Reservation; Livingston Farrand 1888 wrote a landmark ethnographic study of the Quinault Indians in 1902 (Taholah)


WEST VIRGINIA

Blennerhassett Island, where Aaron Burr Jr. 1772 allegedly plotted treason (near Parkersburg) 

Boyhood home of mathematician and Nobel laureate John Nash *50, Whitethorn Street; also John Nash Boulevard (Bluefield)

“Fountain Rock,” home of politician and Confederate soldier Alexander Boteler 1835 (Morgan’s Grove Park, Shepherdstown)

Princeton, W.Va.


WISCONSIN

Boyhood home of diplomat George Kennan ’25 (Milwaukee)

Boyhood home of Wilder Penfield 1913, neurosurgeon once voted the Greatest Living Canadian (Hudson)

Madison, Wis.

Grave of Nobel laureate and electrical engineer John Bardeen *36 (Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison)

Bedford Street, named for Gunning Bedford Jr. 1771, delegate to Constitutional Convention (Madison)

Princeton, Wis.


WYOMING

John Ueland
A Bar A Ranch, one of the oldest guest ranches in the country, founded by Andy Anderson 1919 and Edward Hubbell (Encampment)

Fossil Cabin, the world’s only building made from fossilized dinosaur bones, taken from a nearby area excavated by Henry F. Osborn 1877 (Como Bluff) 

Bar B C Dude Ranch, started by novelist Maxwell Struthers Burt 1904 (Grand Teton National Park)

Laurance Rockefeller [’32] Preserve in Grand Teton National Park (Jackson Hole)

Polecat Bench dinosaur discovery, by Princeton geology professor Glenn Lowell Jepsen (Polecat Bench)


For the record

This list was updated to correct an error in Donald Rumsfeld ’54’s positions in the Ford and George W. Bush administrations.