Sergeantsville, New Jersey

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Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Delaware Township Hall in Sergeantsville
Delaware Township Hall in Sergeantsville
Sergeantsville, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Sergeantsville's location in Hunterdon County (Inset: Hunterdon County in New Jersey)
Sergeantsville, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Location within the state of New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°26′45″N 74°56′37″W / 40.44583°N 74.94361°W / 40.44583; -74.94361Coordinates: 40°26′45″N 74°56′37″W / 40.44583°N 74.94361°W / 40.44583; -74.94361
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Delaware
Named for Charles Sergeant
Elevation 338 ft (103 m)
ZIP code 08559
GNIS feature ID 0880475[1]
Sergeantsville Historic District
NRHP Reference # 09000972[2]
Added to NRHP December 2, 2009

Sergeantsville is an historic unincorporated community located within Delaware Township, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.

Sergeantsville was first settled by a Mr. Thatcher in 1700, and was later named for Charles Sergeant, an American Revolutionary War soldier, in honor of the Sergeant family of which three brothers were local shopkeepers. "Out-of-towners give themselves away when they pronounce the first syllable 'sarge'; it's 'serge.'" Green Sergeant's Covered Bridge, constructed in 1872 across the Wickecheoke Creek, is located just west of Sergeantsville and is the oldest remaining covered bridge in New Jersey.[3]

Sergeantsville was officially created in 1827 when it became desirable to establish a post office. Until that time, this largely rural area was known as "Skunktown", perhaps because the town served as a market center for skunk pelts.[4]

Sergeantsville's annual "Thanksgiving in the Country" house tour, established in 1973, takes four or five different homes each year, that have historical, architectural or cultural qualities.[5]

Notable people[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Sergeantsville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ Cohen, Joyce. "HAVENS; Weekender | Sergeantsville, N.J.", The New York Times, September 13, 2002. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  4. ^ Mercer, Michelle. "New England? No, New Jersey!", new Jersey Monthly, October 2007. Accessed December 12, 2007. "In the eighteenth century, Sergeantsville was known as Skunktown due to its heavy trade in black-and-white pelts."
  5. ^ Thanksgiving in the Country. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  6. ^ "Will Cotton, 77, Dead", The New York Times, January 6, 1958. Accessed April 3, 2008.

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