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Established through the consolidation of the then-called Princeton Township and Borough of Princeton, the municipality of Princeton is situated in New Jersey’s Mercer County.

Princeton is considered a college town mainly because it is home to the Princeton University. Other important establishments found in the municipality include Dow Jones & Company, Berlitz International, Siemens Corporate Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Opinion Research Corporation, Princeton Theological Seminary, Westminster Choir College, and Institute for Advanced Study.

The municipality was ranked 15th by Money Magazine’s top 100 towns in the United States to Live and Work In way back 2005.

Its early history revealed that Princeton’s earliest identifiable inhabitants were the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, and that the first European to build a home here was Henry Greenland. Before gaining its present name, the municipality also used to be called Princetown and Prince’s Town. Theorists claim that Princeton is named after King William III or Prince William of Orange of the House of Nassau.

When it comes to geography, Princeton has a land area of 17.932 square miles and a water area of 0.431 square miles according to the United States Census Bureau. Its climate, on the other hand, belongs to the Koppen climate classification system. The combined population here has an estimated total of 28,572, based on the 2010 United States Census.

Princeton also has a public library, which is the Princeton Public Library, founded in 1909. Its official weekly newspaper is the Princeton Packet. Other credible sources of information in the municipality are Princeton Online (by the Local Online Community) and the Princeton Township Municipal Website. One of the most notable people who used to reside in Princeton was William Cowper Alexander, a politician who served in the New Jersey Senate and also worked as a lawyer. Another well-known American lawyer living here is Geoffrey Berman who is serving as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the present.

For a complete guide to legal associations and law services for the Princeton community, you may visit their website. But, if you are interested in finding a local lawyer that can best assist you with a particular case, you can always use the convenient and user-friendly lawyer match feature that LegalMatch provides. LegalMatch gets you connected with a range of experienced attorneys within Princeton, NJ.

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