Stanton, New Jersey

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Stanton, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Stanton, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Stanton, New Jersey
Stanton, New Jersey
Stanton's location in Hunterdon County (Inset: Hunterdon County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 40°34′28.2″N 74°50′4.92″W / 40.574500°N 74.8347000°W / 40.574500; -74.8347000Coordinates: 40°34′28.2″N 74°50′4.92″W / 40.574500°N 74.8347000°W / 40.574500; -74.8347000
Country United States
State New Jersey
Region Central Jersey
County Hunterdon
Named for Stenton
Area
 • Total 0.528 sq mi (1.368 km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Stanton Mountain General Store

Stanton is an unincorporated community in Readington Township at the base of Round Mountain in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.

The community dates back to the 17th century and was settled by the Dutch.[1] It was originally called Housel's after Johannes Housel,[2] who had a farmstead along Dreahook Road in the mid-18th century.[3] After the death of William Housel (who started a school in the community),[1] the last owner of the Housel farmstead, it then carried the name of Waggoner's Hill after landowner William Waggoner.[4][5] The community took the descriptive name of Mount Pleasant during the beginning of the 20th century and would finally become known as Stanton to distinguish it from another Mount Pleasant. The name "Stanton" was taken from James Logan's Pennsylvania estate: Stenton,[1] which in turn is named for the Scottish village where his father was born. Logan was a proprietor of West Jersey,[6] a mayor of Philadelphia, and a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Logan Way in Readington is named after him, as well as Logan Circle and the Logan neighborhood in Philadelphia and Logan Township in Clinton County, Pennsylvania.[7] In the 1830s, a Reformed Church and a general store were built, both of which are present today.

Notable people[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Stanton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Readington Township Historic Preservation. "Readington Township: Images of America". Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.
  2. ^ Leer, David, et al. The Millenium Library Edition of the Ringo Family History Series: The first five generations in America. Madison: The University of Wisconsin, 2000.
  3. ^ Johnson, Christina. Dutch Settler Savors Spring in Western Jersey of 18th Century Neighbors. Newark Star Ledger. April 7, 2005.
  4. ^ New Jersey Historical Society. "Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, Etc. Volume 40". Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1949.
  5. ^ Stanton Village
  6. ^ Proprietors of West Jersey
  7. ^ Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth. "In Old Pennsylvania Towns". Berkeley: The University of California, 1920.
  8. ^ Gussow, Mel. "William Marchant, 72, 'Desk Set' Playwright", The New York Times, December 20, 1995. Accessed December 1, 2007. "Mr. Marchant had been a resident of the Actors Fund of America Nursing and Retirement Home in Englewood, N.J., before moving to the hospital last year. Before that, he lived in Stanton, N.J., in a house owned by the actress Dorothy Stickney, said Kenneth Stadnik, a neighbor."
  9. ^ http://www.readingtontwp.org/ReadingtonMuseums/Bouman-Stickney.html Bouman-Stickney House
  10. ^ http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/index.ssf/personalities/built-jersey-tough.html
  11. ^ J. C. Furnas, Wry Historian Of American Life, Dies at 95. The New York Times. June 12, 2001.
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Stanton, New Jersey