Local History Books and Maps for Sale

Give a gift of local history. Please check out the additions to our online bookstore as well as some reduced prices. Stop by the HCHS library to pick up your copy, order online or by mail.

Shipping: Please include $4 for the first book and $2 for each additional book ordered unless otherwise specified. For maps and posters add $10 shipping for up to 4 items that fit in the same mailer. For orders outside the continental U.S., contact the Society for shipping charges. All books shipped media mail with tracking.

For telephone orders: leave a message at 908-782-1091. You’ll receive a confirmation call.

For out‐of‐country orders, contact the Society @ hunterdonhistory@embarqmail.com or call 908.782.1091.

For items with an asterisk (*), if 2 or more are mailed in one tube, shipping is still $10.

To avoid shipping charges, books can be picked up at our reference library. We are located at 114 Main Street in Flemington, next to the Doric House Museum. We are open Thursdays from 12 – 4, and the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 – 4.

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150th Anniversary of the Erection of the Fleming House, Flemington, N.J., May 23, 1906 Text of the talk given by Mr. Vosseller on the occasion of the Col. Lowrey Chapter of the D.A.R. of Flemington unveiling the memorial tablet on the 150th Anniversary of the erection of the Fleming House on Bonnell Street. Softcover booklet, 9 p., illus. $3.00 + $2 shipping






1873 Beers Atlas of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Beers, Comstock and Cline (Reprint 1987). Contains maps of 14 townships and 32 towns. 77 pp., 13” x 16”, hardcover. $40.00 + $7 shipping






Address on the Dissolution of Nations
William Patterson (HCHS 1997).  Essay on political science written about 1770 by a future Governor of NJ and US Supreme Court Justice. 25 pp., soft cover. $3 + $2 shipping





Alexander Low and His Descendants in America
Ann Augusta McClees (1939). Includes genealogical data on the Barkelow, Borden, McClees and Moreau lines. 8 pp. $3.00 + $2 shipping





All Roads Lead to Pittstown
Stephanie Stevens (2015). Highlights the personalities and actions of 18th and 19th century men who created and controlled the village of Pittstown. 44 pp., $5


Beneath These Waters
Stephanie Stevens (2009). Chronicles the colorful history of Round Valley from its geological formation and Lenape habitat to summer refuge for early Revolutionary Patriots, rich fields farmed by some of Hunterdon’s oldest families, and the reservoir that took the land for drinking water and recreation. 70 pp., illus., maps, index, soft cover. $7


The Centre Bridge
Elmer Roberson (1928). History of the Centre Bridge Company and the covered bridge over the Delaware River that burned in 1923. 10 pp., soft cover. $3 + $2 shipping





The Choyce Compendium
Betty Choyce Sheehan (2006). The Choyces were part of an English migration to Flemington in 1785, along with the Capners, Peter Haward, Isaac Passand, and others. 907 pp., index, illus., family charts, hard cover.  $75 plus $10 for shipping*






Common Threads: Quilting Traditions of Hunterdon County, NJ
Exhibition Catalog April 5-13, 2014. Hunterdon County Tricentennial Committee. 50 pp. illus., soft cover. $10


The First 300 Years of Hunterdon County: 1714‐2014
Published by the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders (1964). 106 pp., maps, illus., $8


Flax Culture in Hunterdon County New Jersey
Hubert Schmidt (1939). 10 pp., pamphlet. $3 + $2 shipping





Flemington Fair Poster
Russell and Morgan Printing Co. Reprint of 1885 Hunterdon County Fair poster. Approx. 24”x 33”. $30 plus $10 for shipping*





The Flemington Fair Story
Kenneth V. Myers (1978). 95 pp., illus., soft cover. $5


Flemington Fire Department 140th Anniversary
140th Anniversary Parade Committee (1982). Includes the early history of the department, list of chiefs, photos of men and equipment from 1842 to 1982. 118 pp., illus., soft cover. $6


Flemington, NJ Map
O.H. Bailey and Co. Reprint of 1883 birds-eye view map of Flemington. Approx. 20”x 25”. $10 plus $10 for shipping*





Frenchtown, New Jersey: History Along the River
Robert Rando and Caroline Scutt (2015). A brief history of this picturesque community on the banks of the Delaware River. Softcover, 128 p., illus. $18.00


The Ghosts of Hopewell
Jim Fisher (2006). The professor’s back! In his second review of the Lindbergh kidnapping, he examines many of the wild new claims about whodunit, how and why. Hardcover, 200 pp., illus., $16


History of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Flemington, N.J., 1822-1914
Rev. John H.E. Schultz (1915). Written for and read at the Annual Meeting of the Hunterdon County Historical Society, Flemington, N.J., and January 10, 1914. Pamphlet, 16 p. $3.00 + $2 shipping






History of the Presbyterian Church in Flemington, New Jersey, For A Century: with sketches of local matters for two hundred years.
Rev. George S. Mott (1894). Includes Rolls of the Pastors, Officers, and Members of the Church until 1894. Softcover, 127 p., $5.00



History of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, NJ
James P. Snell (1881, reprinted by HCHS 2008). The standard classic county history. 2 volumes, 864 p., illus., maps, hardcover. $75.00 plus $10 shipping.






Hunterdon: A Celebration of Communities
Walter Choroszewski (2006). Every Hunterdon municipality is showcased in this volume of over 400 photographs. 161 pp., hard cover. $30 + $6 shipping





Civil War Book CoverHunterdon County in the Civil War, The Times, The Men, Their Stories,
John W. Kuhl, (2013). Rosters and unit histories of 2,700 Hunterdon County men who served in the Civil War. 260 pp 170 illustrations soft cover, spiral bound. $15.


Hunterdon County New Jersey Fisheries 1819-1820
Phyllis B. D’Autrechy (1993). Historical background on shad fishing and the names and locations of fisheries in the county. 44 pp., index, illus., maps, soft cover. $5.00 + $2 shipping






Hunterdon County New Jersey Militia, 1792
Hiram E. Deats (1936, reprinted by HCHS 1994).  Alphabetical listings by township of “free and able-bodied white male citizens” between 18 and 45 yrs. 37 pp., soft cover. $5 + $2 shipping





Hunterdon County, New Jersey Postal History
Jim Walker (2008). Hunterdon has had over 140 post offices over the years. Contains a wealth of information for historians and genealogists. 288 pp., illus., maps, Hardcover, $35.00 +$7 shipping. Softcover. $20.00 + $4 shipping.

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Hunterdon County, NJ Map
Lloyd Van Derveer & S. C. Cornell.  Reprint of 1851 Map. Approx. 24”x 31”. $25 plus $10 for shipping*





Hunterdon County’s Forgotten Lime Industry
Frank A. Curcio (2006). Winner of the NJ Author’s Award.  History of the lime kiln industry in Hunterdon, including background on the process of quarrying, the uses of lime and the major sites of mining in the county.  132 pp., illus., maps, soft cover. $10


Hunterdon Gazette Weekly Newspaper (CD)
Digital images of the Gazette newspaper pages as well as typed and formatted text of the newspaper items containing people’s names and events of Hunterdon County, with an overall name and key word index. Covers 1825-1866. DVD format works on both PCs and Macs. Also contains text of book Hunterdon Place Names. $20 + $2 shipping






Hunterdon’s Role in the Revolution
Hunterdon County Democrat (1976). This large format booklet describes scores of brave local men and women who fought to found a free nation. Many rare and old illustrations. 88 p., illus., maps, oversize, softcover. $7.00 + $5 shipping.






In Defense of Her Honor
Dennis Sullivan (2000). The New York press went wild in 1886 at the lurid rape and murder of Tillie Smith. An innocent man was set to hang.  This real life mystery occurred in Hackettstown, on the Centenary College campus. 169 p., illus., softcover. $10.00



Index of Persons, Places and Subjects. Volume I of Mortgages of Hunterdon County 1766‐ 1793
Compiled by Phyllis D’Autrechy (1990‐91). $15


I Remember
Gloria Swipes Palaveda (1997). What if Tom Sawyer had been a girl? A Frenchtown matron tells 14 more tales of life along the Delaware early in the 20th century. Softcover, 78 p., illus. $7.00



In the Grip of the Expert (A Novel)
Egbert T. Bush (1916). Egbert Trimmer Bush (1848-1937) was a schoolmaster and author from Hunterdon County. Hardcover, 32 p., $6.00
(See original articles by Egbert T. Bush, annotated by Marfy Goodspeed at goodspeedhistories.com






The Jerseyman: A Quarterly Magazine of Local History
Hiram A. Deats, ed. (1893-1905).  Local history and genealogy, primarily of Hunterdon County. Vols. 2-11, 376+ unbound pages, with added table of contents compiled by Roxanne K. Carkhuff. Some early issues may be supplied through photocopies. $90 + $10 shipping.






John Reading’s Diary: The Daily Business Record of the First American‐Born Governor of New Jersey
David Reading, editor, with original transcriptions by Dorothy A. Stratford (2010). A source of information about the people, economy, government and religion of colonial New Jersey. 205 pp., index, hard cover. $40 + $5 shipping





NEW The Kuhl Family of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
John W. Kuhl and Michael Gesner (1st edition, 2012). Genealogy of the Hunterdon County, New Jersey descendants of Leonard Kuhl (1665-1734) and Anne Veronica Staadts. Softcover, 728 p. with index. $40.00 +$10 shipping






NEW The Lamberts of Amwell
Henrietta Van Syckle and Emily Abbott Nordfeldt (1976). Booklet, 45 p., $5.00 +$2 shipping.






The Lindbergh Kidnapping
Lost for 65 years!  Found in a NJ Barn!  Original cartoon drama traces “The Crime of the Century.” Fully colorized computer-repaired panels with footnotes.  Softcover, 36 p., illus. $3.00 + $2 shipping






Lindbergh Newspapers
Time travel in a box!  This set of 11 reprinted local newspapers covers the “Trial of the Century.” Rare photos. Depression-era ads are priceless! Great gift for students, history buffs, senior citizens and legal eagles. $20.00






Marriage Records of Hunterdon Co, NJ, 1795-1875
Hiram E. Deats (1918, reprinted with additions and corrections, 1986) 348 pp., hard cover. $25 + $5 shipping





Modern Agriculture of the 1930’s: Robert B. Crane Potato Grower and Poultryman on an Historic Franklin Township Farm
Lois Crane Williams with Donald Crane (2011). A depression-era farmer’s account books and diaries. Over 200 pp., illus., soft cover. $15




More Records of Old Hunterdon County, Volume I
Compiled by Phyllis B. D’Autrechy (HCHS 1998).  Includes division of lands 1795-1876, Orphans Court Minutes 1785-1797; Naturalizations 1803-1876; and much more.  273 pp., index, illus., maps, hard cover. $25 + $5 shipping.





More Records of Old Hunterdon County, Volume II
Compiled by Phyllis B. D’Autrechy, edited by Roxanne K. Carkhuff (HCHS 2000). Includes abstracts of wills; letters of administration and inventories, 1818-1825; bastardy cases, 1761-1890; and more. 331 pp., index, maps, hard cover. $25 + $5 shipping






New Jersey’s Lindbergh Kidnapping and Trial
Mark W. Falzini & James Davidson (2012). Documents the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. and the arrest, trial and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann through vintage photographs. 127 pp., soft cover. $16 


NEW New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail
Alice Paul Centennial Foundation and the New Jersey Dept. of Historic Preservation (2005). This guide takes “you on a journey throughout New Jersey using historic places to tell the collective story” of both famous and private women of the state. Spiral-bound, illus., 134 p. $5.00






Notable Women Throughout the History of Hunterdon County, Second Edition, Revised
(Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, 2006). 87 pp., illus., soft cover. $6 + $3 shipping






Old Stones at Oak Summit
Kenneth V. Myers (1985). Kingwood Presbyterian Church at Oak Summit, Kingwood Township. 20 pp., index, soft cover. $2.00 + 2.00 shipping






One Town Around: A Pictorial History of West Portal and Vicinity
Paul J. Hagaman (1984). A glimpse of the small towns on the edge of rural Hunterdon and Warren Counties via postcards and photographs of the early 1900s. 176 pp., illus., hard cover. $20.00 + $5.00 shipping.






NEW A Pastor’s 25th and a church’s 150th anniversary : Rev. Owen P. Eaches, 1870-1895, May 29th and June 2nd, 1895 : the Hightstown Baptist Church, 1745-1895, November 1st and 3rd, 1895. The Hightstown Baptist Church 150th Anniversary Committee (1896). Hardcover, 121 p., $7.00






A Precious Place
By Don Freiday (1997). A local naturalist spins his favorite tales. An engaging flock of stories, whether you’re home by the hearth or out on the trail. 161 pp., illus., soft cover. $8.00.






Raritan Township, Flemington & Environs : A Pictorial & Narrative History
Raritan Township Bicentennial Committee (1976). Softcover, 60 p. $6.00






Records of the Kingwood Monthly Meeting of Friends
James W. Moore (1900). 42 pp., soft cover. $4.00 + $2.00 shipping.






The Ride to Pleasant Grove
Sal Vuocolo (1999). A modern couple, repairing their Lebanon Township home, Hance Farm, follow clues to find the early – 1800’s family that worked this same land. 160 pp., illus., soft cover. $8.00.






A Sampling of Hunterdon County Needlework: the motifs, the makers & their stories (Our Bestseller)
Dan and Marty Campanelli (2013). Features 74 examples of needlework artistry by young ladies of Hunterdon. The samplers date from 1798-1840’s and come from all over the county, including the lower portion that is now part of Mercer County. 132 p., large-format, full-color, softcover. $25.00 + $5 shipping.






NEW Slavery and Attitudes on Slavery in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Hubert Schmidt (1941). Reprinted with permission from the “Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society”, Volume 58, 1940. Booklet, 35 p. $3.00 +$2 shipping






NEW A Special Union: Tracing the Moore Settlers of Spruce Run, Hunterdon County, NJ in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria / by George Moore and The Ancestors and Descendants of the Moores of Hunterdon County, NJ and Allied Families / by Shirley Moore Barnes.
Allied families include Abel, Amerman, Bird, Crater, Deats, Emans, Huffman, Philhower, Probasco, Schenkel, Schuyler, Sebring, Stryker, Van Nuys and others.
Hardcover, 898 p. with index. $60.00 +$10 shipping.






NEW Stangl: A Portrait of Progress in Pottery
Stangl Pottery (1965). A look behind the scenes at Stangl, an American tradition since 1806.
Booklet, illus. $3.00 + $2 shipping.






NEW Traditions of Hunterdon: Early History and Legends of Hunterdon County, New Jersey
John W. Lequear [?] (1957). Series of articles originally published in the Hunterdon Republican, 1869-1870, under the title, “Traditions of Our Ancestors”. Softcover, 210 p. illus., index, $20.00.






The Trial
Jen Bryant (2004). A suspenseful novel in poems for young readers tells the story of the Lindbergh kidnapping and the trial of Bruno Hauptmann through the eyes of 12 year old Katie Lee Flynn. 170 pp., soft cover. $5.00 Limited number of softcover copies available.






NEW Urban Abraham Kerkoff of Readington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and His Descendants,
Carhuff-Carkhuff-Kirkhuff-Kirkuff
Michael Gesner (1st edition, 2010). Genealogy of the descendants of Urban Abraham Kerkoff (1699-1768) and his wife, Catherine. Softcover, 697 p. with index. $40.00 + $10 shipping






NEW When Leaves Grow Old and Other Poems
Egbert T. Bush (1916). Egbert Trimmer Bush (1848-1937) was a schoolmaster and author from Hunterdon County. Hardcover, 32 p., $6.00
(See original articles by Egbert T. Bush, annotated by Marfy Goodspeed at goodspeedhistories.com.)






NEW Wing-Ding at Uncle Tug’s and other stories
Jeff Grimshaw (2001). Humorous short stories on the common details of life in the Garden State. Author has won more than a dozen awards from the New Jersey and Pennsylvania (Keystone) Associations since 1986.
Softcover, 82 p. $5.00






NEW Women’s Place in New Jersey History
Preservation Partners (2004). “Collective story of women who contributed to the agricultural, industrial, labor and domestic history of our state.” Softcover, 127 p., illus. $8.00






Ye Colonial Kinsmen From Plymouth Rocke to York Towne
Joseph Kearney, 1978. Genealogical study documenting about 200 immigrants of Plymouth, MA and New Amsterdam (present-day NYC), tracing their families through 6 generations. Over 3000 names. Eight 24” x 36” charts. $25 + $10 shipping






Pamphlets from the Hunterdon Historical Series, 3½” x 4½”, H. E. Deats, publisher

$2.00 + $1.00 shipping for each pamphlet

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The Flemington Copper Mines
E. Vosseller (1900). 22 pp.






General Washington at Coryell’s Ferry
Hannah Coryell Anderson (1928, reprinted 1969). 24 pp., illus.






Historical and Genealogical Sketch of James Sterling
Edward Boker Sterling (1893). 27 pp.






History of the Hunterdon County Historical Society
E. Vosseller (1894). 11 pp.






History of the Readington School, Formerly Called Holland Brook, 1804-1897
John Fleming (1898). 15 pp.






Tucca-Ramma-Hacking
E. Vosseller (1901). 21 pp.






The Two Colonels John Taylor: An Historical Sketch
Henry Race (1892). 13 pp.






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