Tuesday, July 24, 2012
1899: ENOCH MIDDLETON'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Crosswicks and North Crosswicks are incredibly steeped in history. Enoch Middleton was an historic figure and one of the more prominent men in the history of that southern Hamilton Township area. His home served as a station on the Underground Railroad back during the Civil War era. According to my dear friend, the late Bob Simpkins, Middleton sent many of his railroad "passengers" over to Yardville to the Allinson home in today's "Locust Hill" section of Hamilton on the Yardville-Hamilton Square Road. Legend has it that the next stop was Cranbury in Middlesex County.