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Bowne, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
At the intersection of Bowne Station Road and Garboski Road
At the intersection of Bowne Station Road and Garboski Road
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Delaware, East Amwell and West Amwell
Elevation 167 ft (51 m)
GNIS feature ID 874875

Bowne is an unincorporated community located at the intersection of the boundaries of Delaware, East Amwell and West Amwell townships in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.

The area is named for Dr. John Bowne, a physician who owned a nearby farm. In the 1870s, the Flemington Railroad & Transportation Company constructed a railroad through the area connecting Lambertville and Flemington with a station (originally named Barber Station, renamed to Bowne Station) at the settlement. This railroad became part of the Belvidere Delaware Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad in later years. The railroad's current owner, Black River and Western Railroad, is in the process of rehabilitating the railroad from Ringoes to Bowne to run heritage train rides beginning in 2016. Similar in character to the townships in which the settlement is located, Bowne is surrounded by a mix of farmland, forest, and some single family houses along the main roads through the area, Bowne Station Road and Garboski Road.


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