Mechanicsville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Mechanicsville Section of Whitehouse

Mechanicsville was a hamlet in Readington Township, New Jersey located along the New Jersey Turnpike (1806), just east of Whitehouse near the intersection of Lamington Road. The hamlet once had a tavern, a store, numerous mechanic shops as well as a number of residences.[1] As Whitehouse and Mechanicsville lost many of the businesses along the main road, the two hamlets eventually merged. The Whitehouse General Store, the East Whitehouse Fire Department and the Whitehouse United Methodist Church are in the section of Whitehouse that used to be Mechanicsville. The Ryland Inn also was located in this section of Whitehouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barber, John Warner and Henry Howe. "Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey: containing a general collection of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc. relating to its history and antiquities, with geographical descriptions of every township in the state". Indiana University Press, 1868.

Coordinates: 40°36′57″N 74°43′50″W / 40.6157°N 74.7305°W / 40.6157; -74.7305