Grovers Mill, New Jersey

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Grovers Mill is an unincorporated community located within West Windsor Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The community was made famous in Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, where it was depicted as the first landing site of a Martian invasion, on October 30 of that year.

Grovers Mill, New Jersey
"Martian landing site" historical marker in Grovers Mill, commemorating the War of the Worlds radio broadcast
"Martian landing site" historical marker in Grovers Mill, commemorating the War of the Worlds radio broadcast
Grovers Mill, New Jersey is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Grovers Mill, New Jersey
Grovers Mill, New Jersey
Grovers Mill's location in Mercer County (Inset: Mercer County in New Jersey)
Grovers Mill, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Grovers Mill, New Jersey
Grovers Mill, New Jersey
Grovers Mill, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Grovers Mill, New Jersey is located in the United States
Grovers Mill, New Jersey
Grovers Mill, New Jersey
Grovers Mill, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°19′00″N 74°36′34″W / 40.31667°N 74.60944°W / 40.31667; -74.60944Coordinates: 40°19′00″N 74°36′34″W / 40.31667°N 74.60944°W / 40.31667; -74.60944
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMercer
TownshipWest Windsor
Elevation
69 ft (21 m)
ZIP code
08550
GNIS feature ID0876839[1]
The old warehouse for Grovers Mill - located at the intersection around which the hamlet is centered. Constructed in the mid-1700s.
The mid-1700s Grovers Mill barn- located at the intersection around which the hamlet is centered.

In October 2019, the Historical Society of West Windsor started an online museum exploring the history of West Windsor - including that of Grovers Mill.[3]

Grovers Mill in FictionEdit

There have been numerous references in fiction, including The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, the Wild Cards book series, and a town called Miller's Grove in The X-Files episode "War of the Coprophages". In issue 11 of DC Comics' The Shadow Strikes (1989), The Shadow teams up with a radio announcer named Grover Mills, a character based on the young Orson Welles, who has been impersonating The Shadow on the radio. Welles played the Shadow on radio prior to the War of the Worlds broadcast. An episode of the War of the Worlds TV series takes place in Grovers Mill on the 50th anniversary of the Welles radio drama, and expands on the town's ties to the infamous broadcast. An episode of the show Ben 10: Alien Force also takes place in a farm called Grovers Mill. The video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions has Grovers Mill as the location where the villain Hammerhead finds a fragment of the Tablet of Order and Chaos. Grovers Mill is also a 2006 film shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grovers Mill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed January 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Grovers Mill". THE SCHENCK FARMSTEAD. Retrieved 2020-09-29.

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