Sergeantsville, New Jersey

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Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Sergeantsville, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Sergeantsville's location in Hunterdon County (Inset: Hunterdon County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 40°26′45″N 74°56′37″W / 40.44583°N 74.94361°W / 40.44583; -74.94361Coordinates: 40°26′45″N 74°56′37″W / 40.44583°N 74.94361°W / 40.44583; -74.94361
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Delaware
Named for Charles Sergeant
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
ZIP code 08559
GNIS feature ID 0880475[1]
Map of Delaware Township in Hunterdon County

Sergeantsville is an historic unincorporated community located within Delaware Township, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.

Sergeantsville was first settled by a Mr. Thatcher in 1700, and was later named for Charles Sergeant, an American Revolutionary War soldier, in honor of the Sergeant family of which three brothers were local shopkeepers. "Out-of-towners give themselves away when they pronounce the first syllable 'sarge'; it's 'serge.'" Green Sergeant's Covered Bridge, constructed in 1872 across the Wickecheoke Creek, is located just west of Sergeantsville and is the oldest remaining covered bridge in New Jersey.[2]

Sergeantsville was officially created in 1827 when it became desirable to establish a post office. Until that time, this largely rural area was known as "Skunktown", perhaps because the town served as a market center for skunk pelts.[3]

Sergeantsville's annual "Thanksgiving in the Country" house tour, established in 1973, takes four or five different homes each year, that have historical, architectural or cultural qualities.[4]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Sergeantsville include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sergeantsville". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Joyce. "HAVENS; Weekender | Sergeantsville, N.J.", The New York Times, September 13, 2002. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  3. ^ Mercer, Michelle. "New England? No, New Jersey!", new Jersey Monthly, October 2007. Accessed December 12, 2007. "In the eighteenth century, Sergeantsville was known as Skunktown due to its heavy trade in black-and-white pelts."
  4. ^ Thanksgiving in the Country. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  5. ^ "Will Cotton, 77, Dead", The New York Times, January 6, 1958. Accessed April 3, 2008.

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