“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mount Pleasant in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Mount Pleasant General Store

Mount Pleasant General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 20, 2010
1. Mount Pleasant General Store Marker
Inscription. This property, comprising the Mount Pleasant General Store and a smokehouse at the rear, is on the National and State Registers. The smokehouse was constructed in the early 1830's, and the store was erected around 1840. Both were built by the Warne family, owners of the mill across Rick Road. With increased trade after the Delaware Canal opened in 1832, the smokehouse was used to process meat for sale to downriver markets. The General Store - with its Greek Revival facade resembling a 4th century B.C. temple, a form that reflects reverence for the mid 19th century commercial and industrial advances that brought prosperity to the village and connected its inhabitants to the region's broader cash economy - was an important locale in which villagers could meet and learn about developments further afield; it also served as a Post Office. The General Store, the adjacent mill, and a dance hall once located across the street formed a center of village life. However, with the advent of long-line railroads later in the 19th century, the fortunes of Mount Pleasant declined. The store fell into increasing disrepair in the late 20th century, finally ceasing to operate in 1998. It was restored to its current condition in 2000.
Location. 40° 34.813′ N, 75° 3.043′ W.
Mount Pleasant General Store image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, October 20, 2010
2. Mount Pleasant General Store
Plaque is on the left side of the door
Marker is in Mount Pleasant, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Little York - Mt. Pleasant Road (County Route 519) and Rick Road, on the right when traveling north on Little York - Mt. Pleasant Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford NJ 08848, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexandria Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Everittstown (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Everittstown (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Convention Army (approx. 1.8 miles away); Little York (approx. 2.3 miles away); Milford World War I Veterans Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Milford (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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