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By Alan Edelson, February 20, 2016
Lieutenant Hooper Road Marker
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Alexandria — Lieutenant Hooper Road
Was named for 2nd Lt. Josiah (Joe) Hooper. As chief pilot of a B-24, he flew many WWII bombing missions from Italy over the oil centers of Southeastern Europe. He and his crew were lost over Vienna, Austria on 21 February 1945 when shot down by . . . — Map (db m92645) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Amwell — John Hart's Cave
Refuge of local signer of The Declaration of Independence while hiding from the British. His estate ransacked by Hessians, he was financially ruined and died in 1779. — Map (db m30658) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Annandale — Annandale Reformed Church
Founded in 1861. This church built in 1868 when Annandale was known as Clinton Junction. — Map (db m16925) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Annandale — Central Railroad Of New Jersey
Built west from Elizabeth and Jersey City in the 1830s, reaching Easton in 1852. This stop spawned the town of Clinton Station, renamed Annandale in 1873. — Map (db m16926) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Annandale — Jones Tavern
Established in 1760 by Captain Thomas Jones. During the Revolution was one of the recruiting stations for the militia of Hunterdon County. — Map (db m18184) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Baptistown — Baptistown
Settled by Baptists in the 1720s. One of the area's older towns astride the Old Kings Highway (now Rte. 519), it offered a tavern, stores, and various artisans. — Map (db m16662) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Baptistown — Oak Summit
Continental troops camped here in December 1778 while escorting British and Hessian prisoners to Virginia. The enemy troops were captured in the Battle of Saratoga. — Map (db m16664) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Baptistown — Oak Summit School
Erected in 1849 at a cost of $400. Used almost continuously until 1953. Accommodated up to 40 students with one teacher. — Map (db m16593) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Baptistown — Old Stone Church
Now owned by Unitarian-Universalist congregation. Present church was built in 1837. — Map (db m16592) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Barbertown — Barbertown
Once Charlestown and Larisonville; renamed by 1859 after early resident. An 1823 tavern, blacksmith shop & several stores formed the town's business core. — Map (db m30637) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Bethlehem — Jugtown Mountain
Midpoint of the Musconetcong Mountain Range was named for 1761 "Jug" Tavern at the bottom of the hill to the west. The 4900' Lehigh Valley RR tunnel beneath was the longest in the East in 1875. Second tube opened in 1928. — Map (db m62292) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Bethlehem Township — Jersey Barriers
Frequent dangerous accidents on Jugtown Mountain led to the first installation here of the concrete road dividers, which later became famous and are now also in use to defend against terrorists. — Map (db m36097) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Bethlehem Township — Tower Hill Farm
Dating back to the 1840's, this farm was purchased for Thomas Edison's storekeeper, Frederick Devonald, in 1932 and remained in the family until 1983. Unusual springhouse consists of two levels. — Map (db m68387) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Bloomsbury — Bloomsbury Presbyterian Church
Founded in 1857 as a daughter church of the Old Grenwich Church to the west in Warren County. Building erected in 1858. — Map (db m35528) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Bloomsbury — The Easton Road(s)
The Easton-Brunswick Road c.1740 and the Easton-Trenton Road c.1750 merged here and completed their journey to Easton together. — Map (db m46308) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Califon — Califon
Known earlier as California, its name dates to the gold rush days. By the 1870s, its water powered mills and the High Bridge RR brought growth. Post office est. 1878. — Map (db m21811) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Califon — Califon Methodist Episcopal Church
Congregation founded in 1867 in a building moved here from New Germantown (Oldwick). Present church built in 1891. — Map (db m16706) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Califon — Mountain Farm
Founded by Lance family in 1749, and occupied by descendants until 1926. Home to Jehovah's Witnesses for 57 years, until 1999. Now in the County Park System. — Map (db m16705) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Changewater — Changewater Trestle
Railroad operated between Scranton and Hampton from 1856 until 1959 when bridge was razed by Delaware, Lackawanna And Western Railroad. — Map (db m16612) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Changewater — Warren Railroad Company
Connected the Central Railroad to the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad along the Delaware River. Completed 1862; track torn up c1960. — Map (db m16671) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Cherryville — Cherryville
Known earlier as Dogtown for the 1737 tavern built here. Named for the Cherry family in 1839. The church was organized in 1849, the post office in 1850. — Map (db m21929) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Bonnell’s Tavern
The first regiment of Minute Men in the colonies formed here in 1775. Built in 1767 on the main road from New Brunswick to Easton. — Map (db m16707) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Christopher Vought House
Built by Johannes Cristofel Vought in 1759, the house features unique aspects of Germanic construction. Vought was the active loyalist leader in his area during the Revolution. — Map (db m21804) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Four Corners
Until 1930 this intersection was the turn-off point for west-bound motorists who opted to drive northward to avoid the Jugtown Mtn. grades toward Phillipsburg and Easton. — Map (db m45880) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Gen. George W. Taylor
Born in High Bridge in 1808 to the iron-making family, he lived in Clinton. Hunterdon's only Civil War general. Killed in 1862 at Manassas, Va. while leading the 1st NJ Brigade. Buried west of the church. — Map (db m18182) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Hunterdon Historical Museumaka "The Red Mill"
Red Mill ca. 1810. Processed wool, plaster, grist, talc, graphite. Once generated electricity. Limestone quarry mined from early 1800's to 1963. — Map (db m52939) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Hunterdon Museum Of Art
1837 grist mill ground various products until 1952 when it became a cultural center. Presents visual arts exhibitions and education programs. — Map (db m16628) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Minisink Trail
This point marks the intersection of the upper and lower Minisink Trails connector used by Lenape for travel and trade between the Delaware and Raritan Rivers. — Map (db m45882) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton — Music Hall
1890 structure included 300-seat theater and two offices. Hosted variety acts in 1880’S, then live touring shows until 1904. Opened briefly in mid-1960’s and 1970’s. — Map (db m16625) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Clinton Township — Camp Buck
Boy scout camp 1938-1974. Named for Samuel Buck (1874-1937), first High Bridge Troop 149 Scoutmaster & V.P. of Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Co. — Map (db m55268) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Cokesbury — Cokesbury Methodist Episcopal Church
A pure example of Greek Revival architecture, erected in 1851. Seven other early churches in nearby counties use this basic design. — Map (db m16672) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Copper Hill — Copper Mines
By 1816 copper ore was found here, and north towards Flemington. The mining craze lasted through 1865. It was never profitable, but gave Copper Hill its name. — Map (db m60787) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), East Amwell — Upper Argillite Alley
Lenape Tribes used the abundant Hunterdon mineral for arrowheads and tools. One of their trade routes, later the Easton-Trenton Road, ran southwards toward Sanhican (Trenton). — Map (db m59401) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Everittstown — Everittstown
Originally called Everitts Mill, the village once comprised of a mill, post office, schoolhouse, tavern, blacksmiths shop, tailor shop, two storehouses, and approximately 25 dwellings situated on the Nishisakawick Creek. Founded in 1759. — Map (db m55266) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Everittstown — Everittstown
Known as Everitts Mills by 1759, then Everittstown by 1816. A post office served the town from 1848 until 1912, also a blacksmith shop, stores, a tailor, the grist and oil mill, plus the old tavern. — Map (db m71544) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Fairmount — 19th Century Lime Kiln
Here farmers burned limestone which was crushed into powder and spread on fields to "sweeten the soil." — Map (db m16589) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Fairmount — Fairmount Presbyterian Church
Founded in 1727, the congregation was originally German Reformed. First a log building. A series of larger structures followed. Present building erected in 1851 and remodeled in 1902. — Map (db m16933) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Adam Bellis Homestead
Bellis built a log cabin on the bluff above river ca. 1740 among Indian camps. Parts of the present house date from late 1700s. — Map (db m31958) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Civil WarMajor Lambert Boeman
Major Lambert Boeman of the 15th NJ Infantry is buried here just to the east. He was killed at Cedar Creek, VA in October of 1864 while in command of the 10th NJ. — Map (db m72696) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Copper Ore
Found here and south towards the area of Copper Hill as early as 1816. Mining craze lasted 50 years, but limited amounts of ore never allowed commercial success. — Map (db m33205) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Flemington Egg Auction
The country’s first, and, at one time, the largest, cooperative egg auction. Operated here from 1932 until the death of the egg business in the 1960s. — Map (db m16682) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Flemington Fairgrounds
Site of the County's second longest continuously operated agricultural fair from 1865 until moved in 2001 to county property below Ringoes. Also the site of the renowned 5/8 mile oval Flemington Speedway 1910-2002. — Map (db m62382) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Flemington Raid
Near here British cavalry were routed by Capt. John Schenck's militia Dec. 1776. British Geary was killed and buried on field. — Map (db m60784) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Flemington Railroad Company
Opened 1854. First of town’s three lines connected to the Bel-Del at Lambertville. Station house c1858. — Map (db m16688) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Kase Homestead
Johann Kase purchased land from Penn family 1738. Built a log cabin with help of Chief Tuccamigan’s tribe. Stone mansion house built ca. 1798. — Map (db m16690) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Lehigh Valley Railroad
In 1884 a shuttle line opened from this station out to the mainline. Passengers travelled via “The Dinkie.” — Map (db m16684) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Old York Road
Early Lenape Indian trail; became a "Kings Highway" in 1764. Was main stage route between Philadelphia and New York. — Map (db m62457) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Presbyterian Cemetery
The first confirmed burial here was 1794 concurrent with the erection of the church. It originally had a section for "colored and strangers" who were eventually honored with a 1999 monument. Today, it is the resting place of founding church members, . . . — Map (db m83102) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Reading Home
Built in 1760 for John Reading, Governor of New Jersey 1757 - 1758. Reading served 40 years on provincial council. — Map (db m17248) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — South Branch Of Central R.R.
In 1864 provided Flemington’s second rail line. Passenger station erected here. A turntable to the west reversed the locomotives. — Map (db m16687) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Flemington — Uplands
The former estate of Judge George K. Large, who willed it to the public in 1963. The buildings are gone, but the land is now a park and Green Acres area. — Map (db m21263) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Frenchtown — Frenchtown
Top Town takes its name from the many French families that followed Paul Henri Mallet-Prevost, a Swiss refugee from the French Revolution who moved here in 1794. Bottom Called "Sunbeam" in 1759. Later Sherrard's Ferry. Present name for . . . — Map (db m17079) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Frenchtown — Frenchtown Methodist Episcopal Church
Congregation was formed in 1832 and met in a room on Bridge Street. This church erected in 1844 and enlarged in 1861. — Map (db m16651) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Frenchtown — Frenchtown Railroad
The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad c.1853. Later leased to the Penn R. R. System, the line allowed transit of Lehigh & Hudson R. R. passenger trains. — Map (db m16648) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Frenchtown — Lower Agrillite Alley
Lenape tribes used this abundant Hunterdon mineral for spearpoints and tools. One of their trade routes followed the River Road (now Rte. 29) southwards toward Sanhican (Trenton). — Map (db m46193) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Frenchtown — The Convention Army
In 1778 the Continental Congress moved 4,916 British and German troops captured at Saratoga, south from Boston along today's Route 513, crossing the Delaware at Sherrard's Ferry (Frenchtown). Many escaped along the way but 3,600 reached Virginia, to . . . — Map (db m46194) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Glen Gardner — Bog Meadows
One of the last remaining "Quaking Bogs" in New Jersey. Put under Bethlehem Twp. protection in 1977. — Map (db m16640) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Glen Gardner — Fountain Grove Cemetery
Organized in 1865 by the two leading families of Glen Gardner - the Gardners and the Hunts. Land donated by Dr. A. A. Hunt. — Map (db m16666) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Glen Gardner — Glen Gardner(Incorp. 1919)
Named In 1871 For Chair Factory Family Eveland’s Tavern In 1760, It Was Later Known As Sodom, And In 1820, Clarksville, After A Local Merchant. — Map (db m17409) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Glen Gardner — Hunt Houses
Hunt Family Was Major Benefactor To Glen Gardner. House Owned By Dr. A. A. Hunt In Late 1700's. House Across Street Built By His Son, Dr. T. E. Hunt, In 1853. — Map (db m17410) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Grandin — Bethlehem Presbyterian Church“Grandin Church”
Present building was dedicated in 1871. Three structures preceded it on the site; erected in 1730, 1760, and 1830. Many Continental Army soldiers buried here. — Map (db m16630) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Hamden — Colonel Charles Stewart House
Colonel Charles Stewart was George Washington's Commissary-General of Issues. The house was built in 1763. — Map (db m16586) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Hamden — General Stewart Mansion
The original 1763 home was here. Commissary-General Charles Stewart feted officers of the Continental Army. House replaced c. 1800 by the imposing stone residence across the road. — Map (db m71560) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Hamden — Lehigh Valley Railroad Three Story Station House
Located just south, serviced short shuttle runs north into Clinton and south into Pittstown. Building dismantled before WWII. — Map (db m16674) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Hampton — Hampton
The meeting place of the NJ Central and DL & W RRs, earlier known as Junction. Extensive RR shops and a huge coal storage yard were sited here. — Map (db m21189) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Hampton — Hampton (Incorp. Since 1895)
Known for years before 1909 as junction. Central RR of NJ & DL&W railroads met here. Site of extensive machine shops and a huge coal storage facility set up to get nearer the city areas to the east. — Map (db m16702) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Hampton — Musconetcong Valley Presbyterian Church
Congregation organized in 1836 in a New Hampton schoolhouse. Tent services held here until the building was completed in 1837. — Map (db m16610) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Hampton — St. Ann’s Catholic Church
Congregation formed in 1859. Met in a house on John Street until this church was erected in 1867. — Map (db m16703) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), High Bridge — High Bridge
Home of Union Forge, maker of early farm equipment, cannonballs for Continential Army. Factory, later known as Taylor Wharton ceased operations in 1971. — Map (db m5039) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), High Bridge — Railroad Bridge and Arches
Constructed 1859-1865 for the Central Railroad of New Jersey, this 112 foot earthen embankment double arch culvert supports the original bridge from which the Borough of High Bridge is named. — Map (db m5040) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), High Bridge — Solitude
Patriots imprisoned loyalist Pennsylvania Governor John Penn and Crown Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Chew here during the Revolutionary War. They named the place “Solitude.” — Map (db m73998) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), High Bridge — T.I.S.C.O. Complex
Taylor Iron & Steel Company Was the center of the original 1742 Union Iron Works. Late 1800's push to rename High Bridge to "Tisco" failed. — Map (db m36997) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), High Bridge — The American Hotel
Founded in the 1740's, this landmark served as the town's inn and public meeting place for over 230 years until razed in 1979. — Map (db m30633) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), High Bridge — Union Furnace
Est. 1742. Furnace produced iron ore for the Continental Army, cannon balls, farm implements. Forgemaster's house is stucco building on slope. The William B. Honachefsky Memorial Tract encompasses 64 Acres, abutting Union Furnace — Map (db m92789) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), High Bridge — Voorhees State Park
Foster M. Voorhees, born in Clinton in 1856, served as the 37th & 39th governor of NJ from 1898 to 1902. After his death in 1927, his farm here became Voorhees Park — Map (db m71406) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Holland Township — Volendam Windmill
Authentic replica of wind-driven mill used for grinding grain into flour. — Map (db m16752) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Hopewell — The Three Brothers
A rock formation here on Pero's Hill in East Amwell Township stands among the more unusual in an area of diverse geology. Local legend persists the three brothers hoping to overcome the Devil were turned to stone to stand here today. — Map (db m95585) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Kingwood — Kingwood Methodist Episcopal Church
Founded 1816, the first Methodist Church in Hunterdon County. Building erected in 1860. Steeple removed in 1878 after a severe storm — Map (db m17583) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Kingwood — Kingwood Tavern
A log tavern on this site ca. 1764 offered shelter to travellers on the King’s Hwy. Later tavern ca. 1790 known for years as Johnson’s. — Map (db m16829) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — George Coryell’s Grave
Revolutionary War Lieutenant, and pallbearer of George Washington is buried here, along with Sam Holcombe, one of Gen. Washington's spies. — Map (db m16861) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Goat Hill Overlook
Used during the Revolutionary War by both Gen. George Washington and British Gen. Charles Cornwallis to view opposing activity up & down the river. This local promontory has long since been known as Washington's Rock. — Map (db m62383) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Holcombe House
First section built about 1733. Washington stayed here, July, 1777, and June 1778, prior to battles of Germantown and Monmouth. — Map (db m62002) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville
Earlier known as Coates' Ferry, then Coryell's Ferry. The Lambert family settled here circa 1735, and gave the town its current name. — Map (db m16860) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville Music Circus
From 1949 Until 1971 Many Famous Film And Stage Stars Got Their Start In One Of The Country’s First Tent Theaters Located First In Lambertville And Then Here In West Amwell. — Map (db m17082) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville Railroad
The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad c.1851. Later leased to the Penn R.R. System, the line allowed transit of Lehigh & Hudson R.R. passenger trains. — Map (db m16857) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — Lambertville Railroad Shops
The Bel-Del Railroad shops stood between the station and the river. Along with repairing trains, the shops built locomotives between 1864 and 1872. — Map (db m16855) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lambertville — The Continental Army
Washington's army left Valley Forge in 1777 and moved northeast. They crossed the Delaware at Coryell's Ferry (Lambertville), remained for two days, then marched along today's Rte.518 on their way to the Battle of Monmouth on June 28th. — Map (db m49216) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lebanon — Lebanon
Originally named “Jacksonville” after Andrew Jackson. Major stop on Easton-New Brunswick Turnpike from 1806. Town set off from Clinton Township in 1926. — Map (db m16769) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lebanon — Lebanon Reformed Church
Congregation formed in 1747. This building erected in 1854, preceded by a log structure, a frame building, and a brick church. — Map (db m16768) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lebanon — Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
Established in 1929, the facility promoted the farm school ideas of communal living and outdoor health. Like similar institutions of the era and in keeping with the ideals of juvenile reform, the facility originally had no fences to disrupt the . . . — Map (db m40681) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lebanon — Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
In 1913, the State of New Jersey acquired 747 acres to establish a farm colony to treat the mentally ill. During World War I, inmates from the reformatory at Rahway farmed the property to provide emergency food supplies for the war effort. After the . . . — Map (db m40766) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Lebanon Township — Swackhammer Church Cemetery
It served as a burial ground from 1844 to 1915. Built by "Stuttering Jake" Swackhammer for the ministry of his uncle, Rev. Lambert Swackhammer, an opponent of slavery and alcohol, its church members over the years were predominantly of the Lutheran . . . — Map (db m83711) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Linvale — Linvale Methodist Episcopal Church
Congregation formed in 1844. Church built in 1858. Hamlet was then called New Market. — Map (db m59984) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Little York — Little York
Late 1800's had 3 churches, 2 stores, 2 mills, tavern, blacksmith & wheelwright shop. Located on branch of Wissahawken (Hakihokake) creek. — Map (db m30355) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Locktown — Locktown Baptist Church
Congregation organized in 1742 in Baptistown. A log cabin & a later frame church preceded this 1819 building. — Map (db m16590) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Milford — Milford
Grist mill and several houses here in mid 1700's. Known as Burnt Mills after fire in 1769. Ferry to Pennsylvania here until 1842 when a bridge was built. — Map (db m16646) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Milford — Milford Railroad
The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad c.1853. Later leased to the Penn R.R. System, the line allowed transit of Lehigh & Hudson R.R. passenger trains. — Map (db m16750) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Milford — Train Disaster
The Oswaego Express plunged through a washed out bridge over Quequacommisscong Creek just to the south on 4 October 1877 after its last stop in Milford. Eight died. — Map (db m85969) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Mount Airy — Mount Airy
Village Grew Up Around Holcombe’s Storehouse. Built In 1743. Patriot Army Passed Here June 1778. — Map (db m17083) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Mount Pleasant — Alexandria Presbyterian Church
Congregation was formed c1752. Original log structure replaced in 1802. Present Greek Revival Church built in 1843. — Map (db m16636) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Mount Pleasant — Mount Pleasant
Settled by English and Germans in 18th century. Village grew up around two mill sites, tavern and church. — Map (db m16637) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Mountainville — Mountainville Post
Established in 1880 by the Farley family, the Post stayed in the family for 100 years. It has served as Post Office, General Store and focal point for the Village of Mountainville. — Map (db m16670) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Mt. Joy — Mt. Joy
Two early saw mills located here. Village served by Belvidere and Delaware Railroad until its demise. — Map (db m16748) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), New Hampton — New Hampton
Early taverns near the Musconetcong River Crossings served travelers between Trenton and the Oxford furnaces. Birthplace of Daniel Morgan, one of Washington’s Generals. — Map (db m16611) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Norton — Van Syckles Tavern
Est. 1763 Served Workers from Union Forge. David Reynolds Owner and Builder. Hanged in 1765 by the British for Counterfeiting — Map (db m4896) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Oak Grove — Oak Grove
Settled in 1700'S. By 1873 only a gristmill, sawmill, post office and a few homes remained. Town named for oak forests surrounding it. — Map (db m16691) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Oldwick — Site of Colonel John Mehelm House
George Washington stayed in this house while his troops camped between White House and New Bromley. House burned in mid 1960’s. — Map (db m16606) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Oldwick — Taylor's Mill Historic District
English settler John Taylor established a gristmill c. 1760 approximately 0.7 miles downstream on Taylor's Mill Road. The mill supplied flour to American troops during the Revolutionary War and continued to operate into the early 20th century. This . . . — Map (db m20329) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pattenburg — “Liver Eating” Johnson
John Garrison, later known as John Johnston, born here c. 1830. Killed many of the Crow Tribe, slayers of his Indian wife. Robert Redford movie “Jeremiah Johnson” popularized his life. — Map (db m91046) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pattenburg — Bellewood Park
From 1904 – 1916 the Lehigh Valley Railroad operated one of the largest amusement parks in the east on these hills. — Map (db m16813) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pattenburg — Bethlehem Baptist Church
Congregation sas formed in 1837. Church built same year on the Brunswick-Easton Turnpike (now Rt. 78). Abandoned in 1906. — Map (db m16609) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pattenburg — Hickory Corners
Hickory Tavern was a regular stop in the early 1700'S for coaches on The King’s Highway. — Map (db m16814) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pattenburg — Pattenburg United Methodist Church
Church was built in 1853 although worship services were conducted in local homes and barns from 1840. — Map (db m16751) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Perryville — Perryville Tavern
[Newer, Blue Marker]: Built in 1813. Named in honor of Admiral Perry’s Lake Erie victory. Later called Brick Tavern. In 1969 moved from Rt. 78 site to this location. [Older, Red Marker]: Built, 1813, Named for Perry’s Lake . . . — Map (db m16614) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pittstown — Century Inn
Commissioner General Moore Furman supervised bakery near here for George Washington’s troops. Later he built this stone inn in 1800. Building renovated in 2001. — Map (db m36349) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pittstown — Mechlin's Tavern
Tavern lot purchased by J. Robeson in 1752 from the “Great Society.” Tavern and farm were in Mechlin’s family ownership from 1810 to 1934. — Map (db m36350) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pittstown — Rockhill Agricultural Historic District
Named for Rockhill family who lived here on 846 acres as early as 1731. Original stone arch bridge built c1867 by H. Johnson. Reconstructed 2013/ — Map (db m70021) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pittstown — Stone Mill
Built by Moore Furman, Deputy Quartermaster General of Washington’s army. — Map (db m16692) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Potterstown — Potterstown
Located at crossroads of the West Jersey Society’s boundary line and old Raritan Path. First German Lutheran Church in New Jersey was built here c. 1730. — Map (db m16767) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Pottersville — Pottersville
Named for prominent Potter family, the village was known early as “Lamington Falls.” Three counties merge at the river, Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset. — Map (db m16915) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Quakertown — One-Room Schoolhouse
This building served as a school from 1837 to 1871 on Old Franklin School Road. It was used as a variable storage shed on Locust Grove Road until 1977, when it was moved here and restored. Its structural frame and windows remain original to the . . . — Map (db m94961) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Quakertown — Quaker Meeting House
An early 1700S log meeting here was replaced by a stone structure in 1754. This was torn down and rebuilt in 1862, reusing the original stones. This Friends' meeting is still in use today with its extant records dating back to 1744. — Map (db m16678) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Quakertown — Quakertown Methodist Episcopal Church
Organized in 1835. First church was built on this site in 1840. This Queen Anne Style structure erected in 1878. — Map (db m36348) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Raven Rock — Saxtonville Tavern
Circa 1782 Center of village called Saxtonville until 1850 when it was renamed Bull’s Island Station. — Map (db m16652) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Raven Rock — Uranium Ore
Found here in 1956 near Raven Rock. Mining company formed by prospectors responding to the cold war craze was never commercially viable. — Map (db m34266) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Readingsburg — High Bridge and Longwood Valley Branch
N.J. Central Railroad completed in 1875 to bring iron ore from Morris County to forges at High Bridge. In use until 1976 when the track right-of-way was sold. — Map (db m5292) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Readington — Cherry Hill Black Cemetery
A colonial & early American cemetery for Blacks, free and slave, lies up to the rear of the church. — Map (db m16742) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Readington — Readington Church
Established in 1719 in North Branch. Moved to Readington 1738. Oldest Dutch Reformed Church in Hunterdon. Present building circa 1864. — Map (db m16743) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Ringoes — Academy af Arts & Science
Conducted 1876-1909 by Dr. Conrnelius Larison. Also publishing house for his “Fonic Speling Wurks in Orthoepy.” His old home lies to the east. — Map (db m16697) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Ringoes — Amwell Church
Site of the first Presbyterian Church built in 1738. Here, George Whitefield’s sermon to 3000 people in 1740 inspired religious zeal. — Map (db m62456) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Ringoes — Coronet Geary Trail
British officer Francis Geary killed near here in a 1776 skirmish. He is buried to the northeast off Geary’s Ridge Road. — Map (db m16735) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Ringoes — Hoagland Cemetery
In an 1889 Ringoes magazine, James Monroe Hoagland wrote of a cemetery of about 100 graves. It has been obliterated by plowing but was located in the field to your right. John Hoagland and other early farmers and settlers are said to have been . . . — Map (db m92448) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Ringoes — Landis House
Built 1750 by Henry Landis. Lafayette stayed here while a patient of Dr. Gershom Craven. — Map (db m16698) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Ringoes — Ringoes
Village named for John Ringo’s tavern, on the Old York Road. Sons of Liberty and Committee of Correspondence met here during the Revolutionary War. — Map (db m16695) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Rocktown — Old Rocks Church
Now non-denominational, this church was organized by Methodists in 1774 & built in 1843. — Map (db m21265) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Rosemont — Farm of Lloyd B. Wescott
Co-Founder of Hunterdon Medical Center, leading agricultural pioneer, & with wife, Barbara, an important patron of the arts. — Map (db m21191) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Rosemont — Rosemont
Called Cross Keys Tavern from 1754 after William Rittenhouse’s establishment. Became Rosemont 1848. — Map (db m16824) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Rosemont — Rosemont - Raven Rock Bridge
Built in 1878 of cast & wrought iron by Lambertville Iron Works. One of the earliest Iron Pratt Through Truss bridges with Phoenix columns in the U.S. — Map (db m83106) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Rosemont — Rosemont Cemetery
This 12-acre nonsectarian plot was established in 1729 when George Fox set aside 1/4 acre as a resting place for locals who had passed from life. Captain Daniel Bray, the Revolutionary War here is among those interred here. — Map (db m83141) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Sergeantsville — Barber Cemetery
The first burial on this former farm of John Barber, Esq. was circa 1750. Early settlers, prominent citizens, slaves, war veterans, and politicians such as U.S. Senator & NJ Governor John Lambert Sr. are buried here. — Map (db m83104) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Sergeantsville — Delaware Twp. Hall
Long the Sergeantsville Hotel. Gordon's Tavern in 1780. It has been the site of every town meeting since 1838. The township bought it in 1948. — Map (db m72208) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Sergeantsville — Lower Amwell Brethren Church Cemetery
The old part of this plot is also known as the Dunkard Cemetery. The 1840 will of Gideon Moore donated the property including a wall. Many early church members lie here, including its 50 year pastor, Rev. Israel Poulson. — Map (db m83103) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Sergeantsville — Sandy Ridge Baptist Church
First church built in 1818. This building erected 1866. Early ministers served in Flemington on Sunday, here on weekdays. — Map (db m16659) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Sergeantsville — Sergeantsville First Brethren Church
Founded in 1898. Building constructed the same year. Its Gothic Revival style is unique in Hunterdon County. — Map (db m16661) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Sergeantsville — The Velodrome
Of Madison Square Garden in NYC was reconstructed here in 1932. Its steeply banked sides provided a racing venue to local cyclists until its wood fell apart from exposure. — Map (db m30636) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Spring Mills — Spring Mills
Previous to 1817, known variously as Godley's Mills and Helltown for a rowdy tavern operating nearby. A grist mill and saw mill were built here about 1800. — Map (db m21781) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stanton — Agricultural First
The nation's first artificially inseminated calf was born near here in 1939 on the Richard Schomp farm. This was a revolution in dairy breeding. — Map (db m30632) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stanton — Newell Cemetery
Laid out on the farm of Johannes Nuhl (later Anglicized to Newell) who had come from Staten Island c. 1730, this is the burial ground of many of his descendants over the years and now serves as an area community cemetery. — Map (db m101528) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stanton — Packers Island
Island in the river served as a site for clam bakes, picnics, and other public affairs. A flax mill located on the island in the mid-1800s. — Map (db m60785) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stanton — Stanton Reformed Church
Originally called “The Dutch Reformed Church of Mt. Pleasant.” First building erected 1834. Name of village changed to Stanton in 1849. — Map (db m16744) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stephensburg — Triple Arch Stone Bridge
The only bridge of this design in Hunterdon County. It spans the Musconetcong River and joins Hunterdon to Warren County. Also known as Wydner Farm Bridge — Map (db m17411) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stockton — Delaware And Raritan Canal
Begun in 1832, canal follows Delaware River to Trenton then New Brunswick. Built by Irish immigrants, canal fell into disuse with advent of railroads in 1850. — Map (db m16658) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stockton — Stockton
Once known as Howell's Ferry. Linked to Pennsylvania by a ferry from the early 1700's. Bridge replaced the ferry circa 1813. — Map (db m17584) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stockton — Stockton Railroad
The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad c.1852. Later leased to the Penn R.R. System, the line allowed transit of Lehigh & Hudson R.R. passenger trains. — Map (db m16656) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Stockton — Stockton School
The oldest and smallest N.J. Public Schoolhouse still in use. This 1872 structure replaced an 1832 octagonal building. — Map (db m45818) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Sunnyside — Echo Hill
Established as a summer camp in 1936 by Robert and Hermia Lechner. Site developed through federal government's Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) programs. — Map (db m16822) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Three Bridges — Centerville
Town was center point for Swift Sure Stagecoach Line running on the Old York Road between Philadelphia and New York in mid 1700's. — Map (db m19185) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Three Bridges — South Branch Of The Central R.R.
Arrival in 1864 spawned the town of Three Bridges. Huge quantities of livestock and meats were shipped from here. Passenger service ended 1953. Station dismantled in 1955. — Map (db m16741) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Three Bridges — Stagecoach Stop
Daniel Sebring bought this land in 1711, and operated a tavern here by 1738. In 1769, it became the first overnight stage stop along the Old York Road between NY and Philadelphia. — Map (db m16739) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Three Bridges — Three Bridges
Early Indian trail known after 1711 survey as “The York Road,” later as “The Old York Road.” A third bridge added west of here in 1813 provided town’s official name in 1866. — Map (db m16740) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Three Bridges — Van Fleet's Corner School
Before 1813 a 16' X 16' schoolhoouse stood here. Rebuilt in 1840, it served until 1872 when a new building which has housed the town's fire company since 1954 was erected on this site. — Map (db m35673) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Union Township — Joseph Turner House
The nearby Union Ironworks built this house in 1760 as the residence of the superintentent . Enlarged in the 1830s, it was purchased by the State of NJ in the 1960s , when the reservoir was being built. It is now open as a historical museum. — Map (db m92614) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Wertsville — Wertsville(Or Weart's Corner)
Named for the Wert or Weart family who owned land here. Post office est. in 1854. — Map (db m22723) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), West Portal — Hannah's Rock
Said to be the largest uncovered rock in the state. Named for land owner Hannah Quick. Legend says that during the Revolution, a shoemaker & ladder maker lived and worked their trades in a cave beneath. — Map (db m62291) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), West Portal — Swayze Mine
West Portal Mines, Inc. mined magnetite here, producing over 250,000 tons of ore a year from 1939 to 1943. Rock dumps still remain, along with some building ruins. — Map (db m16701) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), West Portal — West Portal
Known as Jugtown for its 1761 "Jug" tavern, became Bethlehem by 1843 & West End by 1880 for its iron works. Named Ferndean & then West Portal by 1888. The 1870's 4900' LVRR tunnel was then the longest in the East. — Map (db m62290) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), West Portal — West Portal Methodist Church
Built in 1849, remodeled in 1876. Earlier, the congregation met in a nearby private home. — Map (db m16745) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Whitehouse — Blue Star Highway
New Jersey was the first to propose naming a highway in honor of WWII veterans. The Blue Star sign placed here was the nation's first to identify a highway as such. — Map (db m46027) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Whitehouse Station — Rockaway Valley Railroad 1888
Ran from Central R.R. in Whitehouse Station, to Oldwick, and on to Morristown. By 1917 the twenty-five mile line was out of business. — Map (db m16763) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Woodglen — General Store
Opened here in the mid-1800s in “Whitehall” -- later known as “Iron Dale” and now “Woodglen.” Typical of its kind, and one of the few still in business. — Map (db m16613) HM
New Jersey (Hunterdon County), Woodglen — Woodglen
1843 contained a store, tavern, blacksmith shop and 5 dwellings. Named Woodglen in 1890's. — Map (db m16669) HM

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