Pittstown, New Jersey
|Pittstown, New Jersey|
|Named for||William Pitt|
|Elevation||381 ft (116 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0879337|
Pittstown is an unincorporated community located within portions of Alexandria Township, Franklin Township and Union Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States, named after William Pitt. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08867. The area was named Hofftown in the 18th century after landowner Lawrence Hoff.
Pittstown is located at .
Sites of interest
- The Pittstown Barn is a barn built in 1800 across from the intersection of CR 579 and Pittstown Road. The south side of the barn has: "So this is Pittstown" painted on it with "R U Lost" and an old county map underneath.
- The Pittstown Inn was originally Hoff's Mill. The building, which served as a tavern and informal town hall, was also a stagecoach stopover and place of lodging. The building went through several owners and was later known as the Century Hotel when owned by Moore Furman, before suffering a fire which greatly damaged the interior. Today, the building serves as a restaurant. It is currently owned by Gary walia who is a seasoned restauranteur and a keen aviator and is a resident of Pittstown.
- The Refine Spa (Furman's Mill) was built as a stone grist mill along the on a tributary of Capoolong Creek by Moore Furman, quartermaster general of George Washington's army.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Pittstown include:
- Samuel L. Bodine (1900–1958), member of the New Jersey Senate and chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
- Chris Kappler, show jumping competitor and medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
- Frederic A. Potts (1836–1888), Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey in 1880.
- Elmer H. Wene (1892–1957), member of the United States House of Representatives.
- "Pittstown". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
- Pittstown Inn History
- Zip Code Tabulation Area 08867, United States Census Bureau. Accessed January 20, 2008.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pittstown, Geographic Names Information System, accessed January 20, 2008
- Property Details
- Moore Furman
- Cosdon, Christina K. " Kappler lands 2nd Invitational", St. Petersburg Times, March 30, 2003. Accessed August 12, 2007. "Kappler, 36, of Pittstown, N.J., bested a field of eight Saturday night in the jumpoff and was the only one to complete two fault-free rounds with his Dutch-bred Royal Kaliber."