Centerville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Centerville, New Jersey
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Centerville, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Centerville, New Jersey
Centerville, New Jersey
Location of Centerville in Hunterdon County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Centerville, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Centerville, New Jersey
Centerville, New Jersey
Centerville, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Centerville, New Jersey is located in the United States
Centerville, New Jersey
Centerville, New Jersey
Centerville, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°32′18″N 74°45′15″W / 40.53833°N 74.75417°W / 40.53833; -74.75417Coordinates: 40°32′18″N 74°45′15″W / 40.53833°N 74.75417°W / 40.53833; -74.75417
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyHunterdon
TownshipReadington
Elevation108 ft (33 m)
GNIS feature ID875336[1]

Centerville was a hamlet within Readington Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.[2] The community was located along Campbell's Brook (now Pleasant Run) and Old York Road. Centerville grew up because of a tavern that marked the halfway point on the long Swift Sure Stage Line route from New York to Philadelphia. The hamlet had a school, a store, a post office, a church and blacksmith.[3] When the railroads and newer roads were built, Centerville saw few visitors and today all the buildings there are residences.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Centerville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Readington Township Historic Preservation. Readington Township: Images of America. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. ISBN 9780738556796.