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Pittstown, New Jersey
Pittstown Inn in 2019
|Townships||Alexandria, Franklin and Union|
|Named for||William Pitt|
|Elevation||381 ft (116 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0879337|
Pittstown is an unincorporated community located at the intersection of the boundaries of Alexandria, Franklin and Union townships in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. The area is named after William Pitt. The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 08867. The area was named Hofftown in the 18th century after landowner Lawrence Hoff. The Pittstown Historic District was listed on the state and national registers of historic places in 1990.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) 08867 was 5,042.
Sites of interest
- The Pittstown Barn is a barn built in 1800 across from the intersection of CR 579 and Pittstown Road. The south side of the barn has: "So this is Pittstown" painted on it with "R U Lost" and an old county map underneath.
- The Pittstown Inn was originally Hoff's Mill. The building, which served as a tavern and informal town hall, was also a stagecoach stopover and place of lodging. The building went through several owners and was later known as the Century Hotel when owned by Moore Furman, before suffering a fire which greatly damaged the interior.
- The Refine Spa (Furman's Mill) was built as a stone grist mill along the on a tributary of Capoolong Creek by Moore Furman, quartermaster general of George Washington's army.
Alexandria Airport is located 2 statute miles (3 km) west of the central business district.
No Interstate, U.S. or State routes pass through. Only major roads, such as CR 513, CR 519 and CR 579 (which only runs along the northeast border), pass through Alexandria Township.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Pittstown include:
- Samuel L. Bodine (1900–1958), member of the New Jersey Senate and chairman of the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
- Hiram Deats (1810–1887), businessman, agricultural manufacturing.
- Chris Kappler (born 1967), show jumping competitor and medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
- George H. Morris (born 1938), equestrian
- Frank Muehlheuser (1926–2006), American football fullback and linebacker who played in the NFL for the Boston Yanks and the New York Bulldogs.
- Frederic A. Potts (1836–1888), Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey in 1880.
- Michelle Tesauro, Survivor: Pearl Islands contestant, who finished in 12th place.
- Elmer H. Wene (1892–1957), member of the United States House of Representatives.
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