Doric House

The Doric House at 114 Main Street was built in the Greek Revival style in 1845 by Mahlon Fisher, a country carpenter of ability and taste, as his private residence. He also erected several other Flemington residences in the same style. The fine quality of design was probably Fisher’s own, …

HCHS Archives Releases Aerial Photograph Collection

The HCHS Archive team is pleased to release a new collection: No. 137, Hunterdon County Aerial Photographs. This collection is a group of aerial photographs imaged via airplane flyover of Hunterdon County. There are two recognizable series of aerial photographs; one for 1956 and one for 1963. There are also …

Research Library

The Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library is the largest collection of Hunterdon County historical and genealogical material. It is open to the public at no charge. The collection consists of over 6,000 printed volumes, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, broadsides, photographs and records of local history gathered and preserved since the Hunterdon …

The Mysteries of Hunterdon County

Do you like a good mystery? Become an HCHS History Hunter. We are looking for people who can assist with historical research of our archival collections; and you can do it from the comfort of your home. We’ll post photos, land surveys and deeds as we get them and, depending …

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Marfy This Month

February 5, 2016 Marfy This Month Comments Off on Marfy This Month

Inventory1922My last post described the owners of the Moore Cemetery in Delaware Township. Now it’s time to take A Stroll Through The Moore Cemetery to see who is buried there.

Coming next: the history of the German Baptist Church, also known as the Amwell Church of the Brethren, also known as the Dunkard Church, one of the earliest churches in the county.

Marfy This Month

January 24, 2016 Marfy This Month Comments Off on Marfy This Month

Moore-View-535x353The Moore Cemetery in Delaware Township has an interesting history, partly because it is divided between two properties. At one time, the property line went right through it. This article will tell you something of who lived there, and a following one will list most of the found grave sites.

MarfyMarfy Goodspeed, a Hunterdon County resident since 1976, is a historian and Society member. She started a business, Goodspeed House Histories, in 1981 that has taught her about early county residents, and as a member of the Delaware Township Planning Board and the Delaware & Raritan Canal Commission gained an understanding of historical geography. She writes articles for the Society’s newsletter, and has a website called

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The mission of the Hunterdon County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the evolving social and material history of the entire County of Hunterdon, New Jersey. The Society will fulfill its mission through educational programs, research and publications, and by maintaining for public benefit the growing collections of the Society and the buildings that house them: The HCHS Archives, the Hiram E. Deats Memorial Library and the 1845 Doric House Museum.

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Funding has been made possible in part by:
The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation,
The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and
The New Jersey Historical Commission through funds administered by
The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
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