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Fieldville, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Richard R. Field house built c. 1724
Richard R. Field house built c. 1724
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Middlesex
Township Piscataway
Named for John Field
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
GNIS feature ID 883087

Fieldville is a historical unincorporated community located within Piscataway Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. The location is sometimes described as being on River Road south of Bound Brook. The community was named after John Field and his descendants who settled the area.

History

John Field (1659–1729) purchased 1,055 acres (427 ha) along the Raritan River in 1695 from Benjamin Clarke.

Historic houses

The original Field House, built by John Field in 1710, was located between River Road and the Raritan River. It was destroyed in 1907.

Richard R. Field (1755–1840) lived in a frame house at 260 River Road, dated c. 1724 by a foundation stone.

John Field House, south elevation
John Field House built 1743

John Field's grandson, John Field (born 1714), built a stone house at 625 River Road in 1743. A later addition was wood frame construction.

Benjamin McDowell Field House, front
Benjamin McDowell Field House in 1960

About 1868, Benjamin McDowell Field built a large two-story frame house along River Road. It was also known as the Kenneth Perry House, named after its last owner. The house was destroyed by fire in 1965.

Fieldville Dam

As part of the Delaware and Raritan Canal, a dam was constructed on the Raritan River at Fieldville to supply water for the last five miles of the canal to New Brunswick.

Transportation

Fieldville is accessed by two major roads: Interstate 287 and County Route 622 (River Road).


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