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Sergeantsville, New Jersey

Sergeantsville, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
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)
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]
Map of Delaware Township in Hunterdon County

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Notable people

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


  1. ^ "Sergeantsville".  
  2. ^ Cohen, Joyce. "HAVENS; Weekender | Sergeantsville, N.J.", The New York Times, September 13, 2002. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  3. ^ 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."
  4. ^ Thanksgiving in the Country. Accessed December 12, 2007.
  5. ^ "Will Cotton, 77, Dead", The New York Times, January 6, 1958. Accessed April 3, 2008.

External links

  • Thanksgiving in the Country - an annual tour of Sergeantsville's historic homes
  • Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company
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