Ringoes, New Jersey
|Ringoes, New Jersey|
|Elevation||220 ft (67 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0879697|
Ringoes is an unincorporated community located within East Amwell Township, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The community is served by the United States Postal Service as ZIP Code 08551. As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08551 was 5,082.
Ringoes is the oldest known settlement in Hunterdon County. The village grew up around John Ringo's Tavern on Route 179 on the Old York Road. The tavern was the site for many meetings of the Hunterdon Chapter of the Sons of Liberty formed in 1766.
Notable current and former residents of Ringoes include:
- James Buchanan (1839–1900), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1885 to 1893
- Andrew Maguire (born 1939), represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district from 1975 to 1981
- Horace Griggs Prall (1881–1951), acting Governor of New Jersey in 1935
- Herb Ringer (1913–1998), amateur photographer
- Jason Read, Olympian, Gold Medalist in the Mens 8+ in the 2004 Summer Olympics
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ringoes has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- "Ringoes". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
- Fun Facts About Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Accessed June 11, 2007.
- James Buchanan, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 27, 2007.
- Gene Andrew Maguire, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed June 10, 2007.
- Climate Summary for Ringoes, New Jersey