Neshanic Station, New Jersey

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Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Neshanic United Methodist Church
Neshanic United Methodist Church
Neshanic Station, New Jersey is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Location within Somerset County
Neshanic Station, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Neshanic Station, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Neshanic Station, New Jersey is located in the United States
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Neshanic Station, New Jersey (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°30′29″N 74°43′49″W / 40.50806°N 74.73028°W / 40.50806; -74.73028Coordinates: 40°30′29″N 74°43′49″W / 40.50806°N 74.73028°W / 40.50806; -74.73028
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountySomerset
TownshipBranchburg
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
GNIS feature ID878715 [1]

Neshanic Station is an unincorporated community located within Branchburg and extending into Hillsborough Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, United States.[2] In 2016 most of the village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Neshanic Station Historic District.[3]

History[edit]

Neshanic Station comes from the Algonquian language meaning "double stream," and the community featured a station along the defunct South Branch Railroad, later a branch of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The Lehigh Line of Norfolk Southern Railway (formerly the Lehigh Valley Railroad) still runs on tracks north of the community. Neshanic Station is situated at a latitude of 40.508N and a longitude of -74.73W. It is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone with an elevation of 92 feet.[4]

The South Branch Raritan River passes east of the community. The Elm Street Bridge is a lenticular truss bridge that carries Elm Street (Somerset County Route 667) over the river out of the community to River Road (CR 567).

Historic district[edit]

Neshanic Station Historic District
304 Maple Avenue, Neshanic Station, NJ.jpg
John G. Schenck House, "Shadow Lawn"
LocationMaple Avenue, Fairview Drive; Elm, Olive, Pearl, Main, Marshall Streets; Woodfern Road
Area112 acres (45 ha)
Architectural styleItalianate, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne
NRHP reference No.15001051[3]
NJRHP No.2903[5]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 8, 2016
Designated NJRHPDecember 17, 2015

The Neshanic Station Historic District is a historic district encompassing the village. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 8, 2016 for its significance in community development from 1857 to 1940. It includes 94 contributing buildings and 5 contributing structures.[6]

Gallery[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

Neshanic Mills, also listed on the NRHP, is one of the last remaining grist mills along the South Branch Raritan River.[7]

Notable people[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neshanic Station". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Neshanic Station Historic District". National Park Service.
  4. ^ Neshanic Station, New Jersey NJ, profile (Somerset County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
  5. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Somerset County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Historic Preservation Office. September 30, 2020. p. 4.
  6. ^ Parsekian, Ann; Armstrong, Janice; Bertland, Dennis (February 2015). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Neshanic Station Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. With accompanying 37 photos
  7. ^ McCabe, Wayne T. (June 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Neshanic Mills". National Park Service. With accompanying 9 photos
  8. ^ Jaffer, Nancy. "6-time Olympic rider Frank Chapot of N.J. dead at 84", Hunterdon County Democrat, June 20, 2016. Accessed June 26, 2016. "The six-time Olympian from Neshanic Station, who died Monday at age 84 after being in declining health, was a fierce patriot and competitor for national pride on behalf of the U.S. Equestrian Team."
  9. ^ AnthonyGargiulo, Dartmouth Big Green football. Accessed August 6, 2020. "Hometown: Neshanic Station, N.J.; High School: Immaculata"

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