Mechanicsville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

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Mechanicsville, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Mechanicsville, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Mechanicsville, New Jersey
Mechanicsville, New Jersey
Mechanicsville, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Mechanicsville, New Jersey
Mechanicsville, New Jersey
Mechanicsville, New Jersey is located in the US
Mechanicsville, New Jersey
Mechanicsville, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°36′57″N 74°43′50″W / 40.61583°N 74.73056°W / 40.61583; -74.73056Coordinates: 40°36′57″N 74°43′50″W / 40.61583°N 74.73056°W / 40.61583; -74.73056
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Readington

Mechanicsville is an unincorporated community located within Readington Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.[1] It is located along the New Jersey Turnpike (1806), just east of Whitehouse near the intersection of Lamington Road. The hamlet once had a tavern, a store, numerous mechanic shops as well as a number of residences.[2] As Whitehouse and Mechanicsville lost many of the businesses along the main road, the two hamlets eventually merged. The Whitehouse General Store, the East Whitehouse Fire Department and the Whitehouse United Methodist Church are in the section of Whitehouse that used to be Mechanicsville. The Ryland Inn was located in this section of Whitehouse.

The Whitehouse-Mechanicsville Historic District, which includes historic places in both Whitehouse and Mechanicsville, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 17, 2015.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed February 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Barber, John Warner and Henry Howe. "Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey: containing a general collection of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc. relating to its history and antiquities, with geographical descriptions of every township in the state". Indiana University Press, 1868.
  3. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Hunterdon County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. August 22, 2016. p. 13.