Millham Road Pottery

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In operation    c.1866-c.1878


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There is considerable confusion between this pottery, located on the corner of North Clinton Avenue (the Millham Road) and Webster Street, and the Franklin Pottery on Prince and Mead Streets. This site may have a history of pottery making that extends back into the 1850s or earlier. There is much conflicting information in Woodward and Hageman 1883, Harney 1929 and Goldberg 1998.

Selected References

“The Manufactories of Trenton. Article II. The Pottery Trade.” Trenton State Gazette, Monday, August 27, 1866.

(No Title).  Daily True American, November 2, 1867.

(No Title).  Trenton State Gazette, Monday, November 4, 1867.

Woodward, E. M., and J. F. Hageman. 1883.  History of Burlington and Mercer Counties. Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Harney, W.J. 1929 “Trenton’s First Potteries.” In: Sunday Times Advertiser (7 July, 14 July, 21 July and 28 July). Trenton, New Jersey.

Goldberg, David J. 1998  Preliminary Notes on the Pioneer Potters and Potteries of Trenton, N.J.: The First Thirty Years – 1852 – 1882 (And Beyond).  Privately published, Trenton, New Jersey.

Other firms at this site:

Other Names

Charles Ray & Company; Ford & Lawton; American Stilt and Spur Manufacturing Company; Franklin Pottery; Millham Pottery

Historic Street Address:
Millham Road; Webster near Clinton; Clinton Ave. above Millington's Pottery

Lawrence Township