Back when we were "rural!" How many changes I have seen in my 78 years in the Mercer County area! Hamilton Township was a farm studded rural community surrounded by the villages of Mercerville, Hamilton Square, Groveville, Yardville, Deutzville and Bromley. As time went on, developers purchased those old farms, built whole new communities and the vast open farmland I knew as a boy are long gone. Through all the years and even though some of the glass-encrusted buildings are occupying many acres, the Lambertville-Hopewell-Pennington area has managed to maintain that old fashioned rural bucolic ambiance that we all love so much.