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A collection of resources for those interested in the history of Hunterdon County, New Jersey and for those researching genealogical ties to the area.

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Municipalities of Hunterdon

JimIrwin at the English language Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

Click through for numerical key to municipalities.

Old Rocks Church, Rocktown

JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ MD [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Now non-denominational, this church was organized by Methodists in 1774 & built in 1843.

Flag of Hunterdon County

Jens Pattke [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

Showing a horse-drawn haywagon, the flag was adopted in 1955, after being designed by Paula Lustbader, a local high school student.

Pottersville Reformed Church

Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Site of an infamous ice cream poisoning in 1887. One person died from eating the tainted treat at a church festival.

The Red Mill, Clinton

Ddogas at English Wikipedia [Public domain]

Built in 1810 as an industrial mill, it was converted to a museum in 1965. The site hosts the annual Black Potatoe Music Festival.

Hunterdon County Courthouse, Flemington, site of the Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial

Daniel Case [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

In 1935, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was tried and convicted for the kidnapping and murder of the son of famed aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

Landis House, Ringoes

Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

In 1778, during the early part of the Revolutionary War, the Marquis de Lafayette was treated for illness here.

Colligan's Stockton Inn

Shuvaev [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

The "Small Hotel with a Wishing Well," immortalized in song by Rodgers and Hart, was built in 1710 and became a tavern and inn in 1796. From the 1920s to the early 1960s, the Inn was a favorite of many famous writers, musicians, artists, and actors.

Green Sergeant's Bridge, Delaware Township, the last historic covered bridge in New Jersey

DDauri Daniel D'Auria [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Built in 1872, the bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Dvoor Farm, Flemington

Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Originally part of the land grant to William Penn, the site was later purchased by the Kase/Case and Dvoor families. It is now listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and is home to the Hunterdon Land Trust.

Monument to Chief Tuccamirgan, Flemington

Richard Higgins

Lenape chieftain who befriended the early European settlers of the Flemington area, Tuccamirgan was buried at his request in the Kase family burial grounds. His body was placed in a sitting position facing east and surrounded by his hunting weapons.

Sources Used in this Guide

Hunterdon County Library Services - Genealogy http://www.hclibrary.us/adult/genealogy.htm

Hunterdon County, New Jersey - County Facts and Figures http://co.hunterdon.nj.us/facts.htm