A man-made dam has been continuously harnessing the Musconetcong River at this location for over 250 years, influencing the settlement of the region and providing visitors and residents of Finesville with a connection to its historical origins as an . . . — — Map (db m89614) HM
Finesville began as Chelsea Forge, ca 1751, a charcoal - iron forge on the Musconetcong River.
Philip and John Fine, brothers of German descent purchased the forge in the late 1700's, built a dam, and soon after built an oil mill, gristmill . . . — — Map (db m17885) HM
Patriot Edward Hunt settled here on his father's 600 acres of land prior to 1772.
In 1778, 60 cavalry horses belonging to the Continental Army were wintered here and "returned in spring in excellent condition".
Before the revolution, . . . — — Map (db m17887) HM
In 1793, Benjamin Seigle, a captain of the militia during the revolution purchased land here & built a home & a pottery, and produced items of red clay known as Seigleware.
The Seigles built a gristmill, clovermill & blacksmith shop. They owned . . . — — Map (db m17884) HM