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Baptistown, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Center of Baptistown along Route 12
Center of Baptistown along Route 12
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Kingwood
Elevation 157 m (515 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08803
Area code(s) 908
GNIS feature ID 874483

Baptistown is an unincorporated community located within Kingwood Township, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. Baptistown is located on New Jersey Route 12, approximately three miles (4.8 km) east of Frenchtown. The township's municipal offices are located in Baptistown just north of the center of the community.

History

Baptistown is named for the two Baptist churches which were founded there by early settlers.

Baptistown has a post office with ZIP code 08803, which opened on May 1, 1822.

In 1882, Baptistown had a population of 250, and was described as "the centre of a rich farming district, with a good local business".

Solar farms

Frenchtown Solar is a group of three photvoltaic arrays, or solar farms, in the state covering 110 acres (44.5 ha) with 68,500 solar panels and 20.1 megawatt capacity. Two arrays are located just outside the village Baptistown on Route 12. The third and largest is to the south off County Route 519.


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