Pittstown, New Jersey facts for kids
|Pittstown, New Jersey|
Historic building in Pittstown
|Pittstown's location in Hunterdon County (Inset: Hunterdon County in New Jersey)|
|Townships||Alexandria, Franklin and Union|
|Named for||William Pitt|
|Elevation||381 ft (116 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0879337|
|Pittstown Historic District|
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.
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.
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