Neshanic, New Jersey

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Neshanic, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey
Location within Somerset County
Neshanic, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Neshanic, New Jersey is located in the US
Neshanic, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey (the US)
Coordinates: 40°29′52″N 74°43′12″W / 40.49778°N 74.72000°W / 40.49778; -74.72000Coordinates: 40°29′52″N 74°43′12″W / 40.49778°N 74.72000°W / 40.49778; -74.72000
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountySomerset
TownshipHillsborough
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
Neshanic Historic District
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Contributing Property: Dutch Reformed Church
Neshanic, New Jersey is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey
Neshanic, New Jersey is located in the US
Neshanic, New Jersey
LocationAmwell and Zion Roads, Neshanic, New Jersey
Area107 acres (43 ha)
Built1750
Architectural styleOther, Classical/Gothic
NRHP reference #79001519[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 1, 1979

Neshanic is an unincorporated community within Hillsborough Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. It is located near the South Branch Raritan River.

History[edit]

The name comes from a tribe of the Raritan tribe of Lenape Native Americans who lived along the river. Community life for the Dutch farmers who settled there began around 1750 and centered on a church, a school, a grist mill and a tavern owned by John Bennett, which historians say was most instrumental in forming the village. The first mill was built by Bergen Huff around 1770 and there was also a tannery which supplied leather to the people of the village as well as to the nearby town of New Brunswick. At one time the area surrounding the Shirk farm and extending along the Sourland Mountains was the largest peach producing region in the State.

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

The Neshanic Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, as District #79001519.[2] Neshanic Mills was added in 1978, it is district #78001797. The original Mill was built in 1810 and the later rebuilt by Andrew Lane in 1876. It is also known as the Amerman Mill. It operated until the late 1940s and is now a private residence.

The mill is featured on the "Welcome to Hillsborough" signs and on the township website.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ New Jersey - Somerset County, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed September 10, 2007.

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