Oldwick, New Jersey

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Oldwick, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
Oldwick, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Oldwick, New Jersey
Oldwick, New Jersey
Oldwick's location in Hunterdon County (Inset: Hunterdon County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 40°40′21″N 74°44′51″W / 40.67250°N 74.74750°W / 40.67250; -74.74750Coordinates: 40°40′21″N 74°44′51″W / 40.67250°N 74.74750°W / 40.67250; -74.74750
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Tewksbury
Elevation 217 ft (66 m)
ZIP code 08858
GNIS feature ID 0878982[1]
Oldwick General Store
ZCTA 08858 map from the United States Census Bureau

Oldwick is an unincorporated community within Tewksbury Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08858. As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08858 was 177.[2]

Oldwick was formerly known as New Germantown. It has a mixture of Victorian, Federal, New England and Georgian style homes, and is protected by historic legislation. Historic sites within Oldwick include Kline Farmhouse, Oldwick Historic District and the Taylor's Mill Historic District.

Zion Lutheran Church in Oldwick was the oldest Lutheran parish in New Jersey.[3] Justus Falckner of New York, the first Lutheran clergyman ever ordained in America, led the worshipers at the founding ceremony on August 1, 1714. The noted German Lutheran pastor, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, was a member of this congregation from 1759 to 1760.[4]

Oldwick is the corporate headquarters of the A. M. Best rating agency, and is the location of Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center for therapeutic horseback riding.

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Notable current and former residents of Oldwick include:

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