Pittstown, New Jersey
Pittstown, New Jersey
Historic building in Pittstown
|Townships||Alexandria, Franklin and Union|
|Named for||William Pitt|
|Elevation||381 ft (116 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0879337|
Pittstown Historic District
|NRHP reference #||90001483|
|Added to NRHP||October 11, 1990|
Pittstown is an unincorporated community located at the intersection of the boundaries of Alexandria, Franklin and Union townships in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. The area is named after William Pitt. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08867. The area was named Hofftown in the 18th century after landowner Lawrence Hoff.
Sites of interest
- The Pittstown Barn is a barn built in 1800 across from the intersection of CR 579 and Pittstown Road. The south side of the barn has: "So this is Pittstown" painted on it with "R U Lost" and an old county map underneath.
- The Pittstown Inn was originally Hoff's Mill. The building, which served as a tavern and informal town hall, was also a stagecoach stopover and place of lodging. The building went through several owners and was later known as the Century Hotel when owned by Moore Furman, before suffering a fire which greatly damaged the interior.
- The Refine Spa (Furman's Mill) was built as a stone grist mill along the on a tributary of Capoolong Creek by Moore Furman, quartermaster general of George Washington's army.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Pittstown include:
- Samuel L. Bodine (1900–1958), member of the New Jersey Senate and chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
- Chris Kappler, show jumping competitor and medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
- Frederic A. Potts (1836–1888), Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey in 1880.
- Michelle Tesauro, Survivor: Pearl Islands contestant, who finished in 12th place.
- Elmer H. Wene (1892–1957), member of the United States House of Representatives.
No Interstate, U.S. or State routes pass through. Only major roads, such as CR 513, CR 519 and CR 579 (which only runs along the northeast border), pass through Alexandria Township.
- Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed November 21, 2015.
- "Pittstown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- The Township of Franklin, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Accessed January 1, 2015. "Villages and hamlets in Franklin are Cherryville (Dogtown until 1856), Quakertown (sometimes called Fairview between 1834 and 1856) and Pittstown (Hoffs until the late 1700s), which also is partly in Alexandria and Union Townships."
- Pittstown Inn History
- DP-1: Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 from the 2010 Demographic Profile Data for ZCTA5 08867, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 21, 2015.
- Property Details
- Moore Furman
- Cosdon, Christina K. "Kappler lands 2nd Invitational", St. Petersburg Times, March 30, 2003. Accessed August 12, 2007. "Kappler, 36, of Pittstown, N.J., bested a field of eight Saturday night in the jumpoff and was the only one to complete two fault-free rounds with his Dutch-bred Royal Kaliber."
- Fitzgerald, Thomas F. Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey, p. 197. Accessed November 21, 2015. "At Large - Frederic A Potts, Pittstown, Hunterdon"
- WENE, Elmer H., (1892 - 1957), Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed November 21, 2015. "WENE, Elmer H., a Representative from New Jersey; born on a farm near Pittstown, Hunterdon County, N.J., May 1, 1892"