Hopewell Valley History Project

A volunteer effort to collect, digitize, organize, and share the history of the Hopewell Valley in Mercer County, New Jersey.

Latest Updates: Hopewell Images During the Lindbergh Kidnapping (1932)

Site Organization (scroll down for an overview of each section):

  • Visit Hopewell Valley Places for quick links for information on local towns, including History Project reports, images, maps, and property documents.
  • Explore the Hopewell History Map to browse properties in Hopewell Borough and view historical images and information.
  • The Book Archives and Map Archives contain the primary reference materials of our local history, organized in interactive tables to browse and search.
  • The Reference Guides are printable overviews of key materials and research references.
  • The Pamphlet Collections contain more recent leaflets and pamphlets from local towns and organizations.
  • The Image Gallery contains property and town images from historic books and postcards.
  • Use the Panoramic Aerials Gallery to explore 180 degree panoramic drone views.
  • Follow the Blog and Facebook for updates on changes and additions to the site.

Site Tour


The Hopewell Valley History Project is a new volunteer effort to collect and organize the important sources of our local heritage in digital form, and share them online for open and convenient access.

We are posting curated copies of materials already in digital format, including historic ebooks and scanned maps, and also seeking out paper documents and images to manually photograph and scan for the site.

Scroll down for previews of the major sections of the site.

Recent Updates

Contribute

Help share our local history with the community – for more information, email info@hopewellhistoryproject.org.

  • Collect and organize historical material on interesting topics
  • Digitize and transcribe historical materials
  • Write summaries on important people, places, houses, etc.

Hopewell Valley Places – Quick Links By Municipality

See Hopewell Valley Places for quick links to information on this site for local communities – Hopewell Borough, Pennington Borough, Titusville / Washington Crossing, and Hopewell Township – including images, property documents, maps, and related materials.


Hopewell History Map – Properties and Images

The interactive Hopewell History Map (About / Help) uses a map interface to explore information and images on historical properties in Hopewell Borough.

Browse the street addresses in the Map or Table, and click a property to view the available information in the other panels, including photo and postcard views in the Info Panel, and documentation on selected properties.


Image Gallery – Properties

The Image Gallery (About/Help) includes photos and postcards of buildings and streets in the Hopewell Valley region, including Hopewell Borough, Pennington, Titusville / Washington Crossing, and Hopewell Township.

The files are named by street address and year for convenient searching and sorting. This makes it easy to compare images along the same street, at the same address in different years, or from different sources.


Pamphlet Collections

The Town Pamphlets Collection (About/Help) includes scans of leaflets and pamphlets distributed by local municipalities and organizations within the last 40-some years (e.g., “ephemera”). These are typically short informational handouts that capture interesting information on towns and businesses and people. See the Books Archive for longer-form historical material.


Reference Guides – Printable Listings

The Books and Maps Reference Guides include several types of printable guides (PDF), including Galleries with images and catalogs of available sources and materials, Chronologies with listings of all the materials in the archives (plus other interesting related material) with additional information, and Sources Guides with references for further investigation (especially digital).


Book and Map Archives – Tables of Resources

The Book and Map Archives contain copies of the available resource files for convenient browsing. Browse all materials, or specific types:

  • Full Archives – All Document and Map materials
  • Document Archives – Historic documents, including books and pamphlets, back to the early 1900’s (large PDFs)
  • Map Archives – Maps of the Hopewell Valley region, including historic maps covering the region, municipal maps (e.g., tax and zoning), and other formats.

Quick search of all Archives, with listings of available materials. Search, sort, and filter as desired.

ViewTypeTownYearTitleSourcetypes_hfiltertown_hfilter
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1896Hopewell Celebration 120th Anniv. of Decl. of Indep. (1896) – Normer GrayGoogdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > BookHwBoro1908Pioneers of Old Hopewell (1908/1963) – Ralph Ege [10M]Googbook dochwboro
Doc > BookMercerCty1875Historical Atlas of Mercer County, N.J. (1875) – Everts & Stewart [130M]LoCbook docmercercty
Doc > BookHwBoro19091909 Hopewell N.J. (1909) – Fry & Whitehead – photocopyHPLbook dochwboro
Doc > BookHwBoro1897Healthful Historic Hopewell (1897) – Normer Gray (PDF)HMbook dochwboro
Doc > BookHwBoro1897Healthful Historic Hopewell (1897) – Normer Gray (text)HMbook dochwboro
Doc > BookMercerCty1883History of Burlington and Mercer Ctys (1883) – Woodward & Hageman [140M]HathiTrustbook docmercercty
Doc > BookMercerCty1883History of Burlington and Mercer Ctys (1883) – Woodward & Hageman – MercerCty [59M]HathiTrustbook docmercercty
Doc > BookMercerCty1883History of Burlington and Mercer Ctys (1883) – Woodward & Hageman (text)HathiTrustbook docmercercty
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1876Historical Sketch of Hopewell, Centennial speech (July 4, 1876)HPL/HMdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > BookNJ1868Historical Collections of the State of N.J. in 1865 – Barber & Howe [22M]Googbook docnj
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1882Historical Sketch of Old School Baptist Church (1882) – PuringtonPBLdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > BookPennBoro1876History of Presbyterian Church at Pennington (1876) – HaleGoogbook docpennboro
Doc > BookNJ1882Industries Of N.J. – Part I. incl. Pennington & Hopewell (1882) – EdwardsGoogbook docnj
Doc > BookHwTwp1882Industries Of N.J. – Part I (1882) – Edwards – Extract Hw TwpGoogbook dochwtwp
Doc > BookHwBoro19091909 Hopewell N.J. (1909) – Fry & WhiteheadHPLbook dochwboro
Doc > BookNJ1830An Epitome of Universal Geography w/ 60 Maps (1830) – HaleGoogbook docnj
Doc > BookNJ1872State Atlas of New Jersey (1872) – BeersRutgersbook docnj
Doc > BookNJ1888Atlas of New Jersey, Geological Survey (1888) – Bien [Extract – NJ & HV]Princetonbook docnj
Doc > BookNJ1886General Atlas Of The World (1886) – ColtonDRbook docnj
Doc > BookHwBoro1931Town Records of Hopewell (1931) – Colonial Dames (Extract)HPLbook dochwboro
Doc > BookHwTwp1963Hopewell Valley (1963) – League Women Voters (Intro)HPLbook dochwtwp
Doc > ReportNJ1981Operating Passenger RR Stations in NJ – Historical Survey (1981)NRHPdoc reportnj
Doc > ReportPennBoro1974Natl Register Nomination – Pennington RR Station (1974)NRHPdoc reportpennboro
Doc > ReportHwBoro1981Natl Register – NJ Transit RR Station Survey: Hopewell (1981)NRHPdoc reporthwboro
Doc > ReportHwBoro1979Hopewell Borough Master Plan (1979)HwBorodoc reporthwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1910Bell Telephone Directory – Hopewell (1910)DHSdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > BookHwBoro1947Be It Ever So Humble (1947) – Dean Ashton (Intro)HPLbook dochwboro
Doc > BookNJ1916N.J. Election – 1915 Constitutional Amend – Suffrage (1916)NJCSSbook docnj
Doc > BookHwBoro1960Hopewell Academy – Dean Ashton (1960)JDbook dochwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1966Hopewell Calvary Baptist Church – 95th Anniv Booklet (1966)CBCdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1977St. Alphonsus Church Hopewell – 100th Anniv Booklet (1977)RWdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1915Historical Sketch of Hopewell First Old School Baptist Church (1915)HPLdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1921Library Week – Raising Funds for Hopewell Library and Museum (1921)HPLdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1966Jaycee Calendar for Hopewell Boro 75th Anniv (1966-67)HPLdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1969HwBoro Fire Dept – Building Dedication (1969)DHSdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > BookHwBoro1917Blue and Gold – HwBoro High School Yearbook (1917)DHSbook dochwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1926Dedicatory Exercises, Hopewell Grammar School (1926)HPLdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1959John Hart Farmstead Plaque Dedication (1959)RLdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > BookHwBoro1943Hopewell News – Ashton (1943-1946)HPLbook dochwboro
Doc > BookHwBoro1987Hopewell’s Past (1987) – Betty GantzHPLbook dochwboro
Doc > ReportHwBoro1996Hopewell RR Station Preservation Plan (1996)HwBorodoc reporthwboro
Doc > ReportNJ1984Natl Register / Passenger RR Stations Thematic NominationNRHPdoc reportnj
Doc > BookNJ1994Reclaiming Lost Ground: Suffrage in NJ – McGoldrick & Crocco (1994)NJCSSbook docnj
Doc > ReportHwBoro1985Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Hopewell BoroNJHPOdoc reporthwboro
Doc > ReportPennBoro1985Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Pennington BoroNJHPOdoc reportpennboro
Doc > ReportHwTwp1985Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Hopewell Twp 1/3NJHPOdoc reporthwtwp
Doc > ReportHwTwp1985Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Hopewell Twp 2/3NJHPOdoc reporthwtwp
Doc > ReportHwTwp1985Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Hopewell Twp 3/3NJHPOdoc reporthwtwp
Doc > ReportHwTwp2003Hopewell Twp Cultural Resource Survey (2003)NJHPOdoc reporthwtwp
Doc > ReportHwBoro1985Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Hopewell Boro – IndexesNJHPOdoc reporthwboro
Doc > ReportHwTwp1985Hopewell Cultural Resource Surveys (1985, 2003, 2016) – ContentsNJHPOdoc reporthwtwp
Doc > BookHwBoro2003A Stroll Through Historic Hopewell (2003) -Audrey JonesHPLbook dochwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1986Hopewell Fire Department 75th Anniv (1986)HPLdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > ReportHwTwp1985Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Washington Crossing AreaNJHPOdoc reporthwtwp
Doc > ReportHwTwp2003Hopewell Twp Cultural Resource Survey (2003) – HarbourtonNJHPOdoc reporthwtwp
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1991HwBoro Centennial Opening Ceremony (1991)DHSdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1991HwBoro Centennial Movies (1991)DHSdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1999HwBoro “Our Town” Brochure (1999)DHSdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro1984HwBoro Museum Christmas Tea – Susan Weart – Santa Letters (1983)DHSdoc pamphlethwboro
Map > AerialHwTwp1926Hopewell Twp area – Fairchild Aerial (1926) – Im 16NJSAaerial maphwtwp
Map > AerialHwTwp1926Hopewell Twp area – Fairchild Aerial (1926) – Set (ZIP)NJSAaerial maphwtwp
Map > AerialMercerCty1931Pennington, Hopewell, Jacob’s Creek – Aerials (1931) – Mercer Master PlanHVHSaerial mapmercercty
Doc > NotesHwBoro2019Hopewell Railroad Research – Porter (2019)RPdoc noteshwboro
Doc > ReportPennBoro2016Pennington Boro Cultural Resource Survey (2016)NJHPOdoc reportpennboro
Map > AerialHwBoro1932Hopewell Boro – Downtown Aerial – Lindbergh (1932)Newsaerial maphwboro
Map > AerialHwBoro1932Hopewell Boro – Downtown Aerial – Lindbergh (1932) – EnhancedNewsaerial maphwboro
Map > AerialHwBoro1932Hopewell Boro – Town Aerial – Lindbergh (1932) – EnhancedNewsaerial maphwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020Explore Historic Hopewell: Broad & Louellen / Presbyterian Church (2020)HvHistbrief dochwboro
Doc > ReportHwBoro2018Cultural Landscape History of Cedar Ridge Preserve – Burrow (2018)BIHdoc reporthwboro
Doc > NotesHwBoro2020Historical Notes on Hopewell Presbyterian Church – Burrow (2020)BIHdoc noteshwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020History of the Hopewell Public Library (2020)HvHistbrief dochwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020Hopewell Boro History Timeline (2020) – Full VersionHvHistbrief dochwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020Hopewell Boro History Timeline (2020) – Summary VersionHvHistbrief dochwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020HwBoro Veterans Orgs – American Legion and G.A.R. (2020)HvHistbrief dochwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020HwBoro Memorial Day – A History (2020)HvHistbrief dochwboro
Doc > PamphletPennBoro2015The Story of Pennington – History – Blackwell (2015)HVHSdoc pamphletpennboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro2016Hopewell: 270 Years of History – Blackwell (2016)RDWdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > PamphletHwBoro2011Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniv (2011)RDWdoc pamphlethwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020HwBoro Fire Company History (2020)HvHistbrief dochwboro
Map > HistoricNJ1706“A New Mapp of East and West New Jarsey” (1706) – WorlidgeLoChistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1779Hessian Manuscript Map of Central New Jersey (1779) – Hw AreaWJHPhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1779Hessian Manuscript Map of Central New Jersey (1779)WJHPhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1781A Sketch of the Northern Parts of New Jersey (1781) – HillsLoChistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricHwBoro1849Mercer Cty from Original Surveys (1849) – Otley & Keily – HwBoro [HVHS]LoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwTwp1849Mercer Cty from Original Surveys (1849) – Otley & Keily – HwTwp [HVHS]LoChistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricHwBoro1849Mercer Cty from Original Surveys (1849) – Otley & Keily – Hw BoroLoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1849Mercer Cty from Original Surveys (1849) – Otley & Keily – HwBoro detailLoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricMercerCty1849Mercer Cty from Original Surveys (1849) – Otley & KeilyLoChistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricMercerCty1849Mercer Cty from Original Surveys (1849) – Otley & Keily [20M]LoChistoric mapmercercty
Map > AerialPennBoro1972Pennington Boro DEP Aerial Photo (1972)Rutgersaerial mappennboro
Map > AerialHwBoro1975Hopewell Boro area- Aerials (1975) – Mercer RE AtlasHVHSaerial maphwboro
Map > HistoricNJ1778Map of Province of New Jersey (1778) – FadenPrincetonhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1778Map of Province of New Jersey (1778) – Faden – Mercer Co.Princetonhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1830Map of New Jersey (1830) – Hale – Universal GeographyGooglehistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1777Washington in New Jersey – Faden (1777)LoChistoric mapnj
Map > AerialHwBoro1932Hopewell Boro – Town Aerial – Lindbergh (1932)Newsaerial maphwboro
Map > HistoricPennBoro1849Mercer Cty from Original Surveys (1849) – Otley & Keily – PennBoro detailLoChistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricHwTwp1849Mercer Cty from Original Surveys (1849) – Otley & Keily – HwTwp detailLoChistoric maphwtwp
Map > AerialHwBoro1932Hopewell Boro – Aerial – Lindbergh Route (1932)JGDaerial maphwboro
Map > HistoricMercerCty1875Map of Mercer County (1875) – Everts & StewartLoChistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricHwTwp1875Map of Hopewell Twp (1875) – Everts & StewartLoChistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricMercerCty1875Map of Pennington, Hopewell, Titusville (1875) – Everts & StewartLoChistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricHwBoro1860Map of Phila & Trenton (1860) – Lake and Beers – HwBoro [HVHS]NJSLhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwTwp1860Map of Phila & Trenton (1860) – Lake and Beers – HwTwp [HVHS]NJSLhistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricNJ1860Map of Phila & Trenton (1860) – Lake and BeersNJSLhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricHwTwp1860Map of Phila & Trenton (1860) – Lake and Beers – HwTwpNJSLhistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricHwBoro1872Topographical Map of Mercer County (1872) – Beers – HwBoroDRhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricMercerCty1872Topographical Map of Mercer County (1872) – BeersDRhistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricMercerCty1873Atlas of N.J. (1873) – Hopkins – MercerDRhistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricHwBoro1875Map of Hopewell Boro (1875) – Everts & Stewart – detail (HM)LoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1875Map of Hopewell Boro (1875) – Everts & Stewart (HM)LoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1875Map of Hopewell Twp (1875) – Everts & Stewart – HwBoro (HM/HVHS)LoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwTwp1875Map of Hopewell Twp (1875) – Everts & Stewart (HM/HVHS)LoChistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricHwBoro1875Map of Hopewell Twp (1875) – Everts & Stewart – HwBoro detailLoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricMercerCty1860Map of Phila & Trenton (1860) – Lake and Beers – Mercer Cty [10M]NJSLhistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricHwBoro1875Map of Hopewell Boro (1875) – Everts & StewartLoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricMtRose1875Map of Mount Rose (1875) – Everts & StewartLoChistoric mapmtrose
Map > HistoricPennBoro1860Map of Phila & Trenton (1860) – Lake and Beers – PenningtonNJSLhistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricPennBoro1875Map of Hopewell Twp (1875) – Everts & Stewart – PennBoroLoChistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricPennBoro1875Map of Pennington Boro (1875) – Everts & StewartLoChistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricTitus-WC1875Map of Titusville (1875) – Everts & StewartLoChistoric maptitus-wc
Map > HistoricHwBoro1887Hopewell, N.J. – Pano (1887) – Fowler [HM] – editedHMhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1887Hopewell, New Jersey (1887) – Fowler [HM] – detailHMhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricPennBoro1887Pennington, N.J. – Pano (1887) – Fowler [HVHS]HVHShistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1890Fire Map of Hopewell Boro (1890) – ScarlettHRhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricTitus-WC1890Fire Map of Titusville (1890) – ScarlettHRhistoric maptitus-wc
Map > HistoricPennBoro1890Fire Map of Pennington (1890) – SanbornPrUnivhistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricPennBoro1895Fire Map of Pennington (1895) – SanbornPrUnivhistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1902Fire map of Hopewell Boro (1902) – SanbornPrUnivhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricMercerCty1875Map of Pennington, Hopewell, Titusville (1875) – Everts & Stewart [HVHS]HVHShistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricNJ1886Map of New Jersey (1886) Colton – General AtlasDRhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1887Topo map of Flemington area (1887) – BienDRhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1887Topo map of Flemington area (1887) – Bien [23M]DRhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricHwBoro1887Topo map of Flemington area (1887) – Bien – HwBoroDRhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricNJ1887Topo Map of Trenton area (1887) – BienDRhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricNJ1887Topo Map of Trenton area (1887) – Bien [23M]DRhistoric mapnj
Map > HistoricHwBoro1887Topo Map of Trenton area (1887) – Bien – HwBoroDRhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1887Hopewell, N.J. – Pano (1887) – Fowler – AnnotatedDDhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1891Hopewell Boro Buildings in 1891 / Fowler Map AnnotationsDDhistoric maphwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1915Hopewell Twp Tax Map (1915) – Ralston (PDF 15M)HwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwTwp1915Hopewell Twp Tax Map (1915) – Hw Boro North (PDF 15M)HwTwpmap munihwtwp
Map > HistoricHwTwp1903Hopewell Twp (1903) – Pugh & Downing [HVHS] – HwBoroPrUnivhistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricHwTwp1903Hopewell Twp (1903) – Pugh & Downing [HVHS]PrUnivhistoric maphwtwp
Map > MuniHwBoro1893Hopewell Boro Boundary Map (1893)MCCOmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1915Hopewell Boro Boundaries (1915)NJSAmap munihwboro
Map > HistoricMercerCty1903Mercer Cty (1903) – Pugh & DowningHVHShistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricHwBoro1903Mercer Cty (1903) – Pugh & Downing – HwBoroHVHShistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricMercerCty1905Driving Map of Mercer Cty (1905) – MuellerPrUnivhistoric mapmercercty
Map > HistoricHwBoro1905Driving Map of Mercer Cty (1905) – Mueller – HwBoro detailPrUnivhistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwTwp1905Driving Map of Mercer Cty (1905) – Mueller – HwTwp detail [11M]PrUnivhistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricHwTwp1903Mercer Cty (1903) – Pugh & Downing – HwTwpPrUnivhistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricPennBoro1902Fire Map of Pennington (1902) – SanbornPrUnivhistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricPennBoro1911Fire Map of Pennington (1911) – SanbornPrUnivhistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricHwTwp1946Hopewell Twp – N.J. Fire Rating Map (1946)Rutgershistoric maphwtwp
Map > HistoricHwBoro1949Hopewell Boro – N.J. Fire Rating Map (1949)Rutgershistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricPennBoro1950Pennington Boro – N.J. Fire Rating Map (1950)Rutgershistoric mappennboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1912Fire map of Hopewell Boro (1912) – SanbornLoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricHwBoro1927Fire map of Hopewell Boro (1927) – SanbornLoChistoric maphwboro
Map > HistoricPennBoro1903Mercer Cty (1903) – Pugh & Downing -PennBoroPrUnivhistoric mappennboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1915Hopewell Twp Tax Map (1915) – Hw Boro (PDF 15M)HwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro2007Hopewell Boro Zoning Map (2007) (PDF)HwBoromap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro2019Hopewell Boro Tax Map (2019) (PDF)HwBoromap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro2017Hopewell Twp Tax Map (2017) – Hw BoroHwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwTwp2017Hopewell Twp Tax Maps (2017) – Full set (PDF 23M)HwTwpmap munihwtwp
Map > MuniHwTwp2017Hopewell Twp Tax Map (2017) – Ralston (PDF)HwTwpmap munihwtwp
Map > MuniHwBoro1963Hopewell Twp Roads Map (1963) – Hw BoroHPLmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwTwp1963Hopewell Twp Roads Map (1963)HPLmap munihwtwp
Map > MuniHwBoro1948Hopewell Boro Zoning Map (1948)HwBoromap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1916Hopewell Boro Tax Map (1916)NJSAmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1941Hopewell Twp Tax Maps (1941) – Hw Boro areaHwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1948Hopewell Twp Tax Maps (1948) – Hw Boro areaHwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1951Hopewell Twp Tax Maps (1951) – Hw Boro areaHwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1968Hopewell Twp Tax Maps (1968) – Hw Boro areaHwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1969Hopewell Twp Tax Maps (1969) – Hw Boro areaHwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1972Hopewell Twp Tax Maps (1972) – Hw Boro areaHwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1983Hopewell Twp Tax Maps (1983) – Hw Boro areaHwTwpmap munihwboro
Map > MuniHwBoro1993HwBoro Tax Block/Lot Conversion Maps (1993)HwBoromap munihwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020Seminary Ave History in Hw Boro (2020)HvHistbrief dochwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020HwBoro Barbers on Seminary Ave (2020)HvHistbrief dochwboro
Doc > BriefHwBoro2020Hw Boro Train Station Art (2020)HvHistbrief dochwboro
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Recent Blog Posts – Site Updates

Listing of recent Blog posts with updates on new additions. Search, sort, and filter as desired.

ImageTitleSummaryCategoriesAuthorDate
Full Set of 20 Local Scenes by Gray's Watercolors
Full Set of 20 Local Scenes by Gray’s Watercolors

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Images, Places, Properties24th October 2020
Hopewell Images During the Lindbergh Kidnapping (1932)
Hopewell Images During the Lindbergh Kidnapping (1932)

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Images, Map, Places, Properties10th October 2020
Memorial Day 1967 - Eagle Bakery
Memorial Day 1967 – Eagle Bakery

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September 2020 Update
September 2020 Update

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Book, Images, Pamphlets, Places, Properties, Updates30th September 2020
Hopewell Valley Historic House Tours
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Historical Sketch of the Village of Hopewell - from 1876
Historical Sketch of the Village of Hopewell – from 1876

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Book, Places26th September 2020
Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery
Hopewell Train Station Art Gallery

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Pennington Historic Walking Tour Guide
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More Intriguing Hopewell Train Station Art
More Intriguing Hopewell Train Station Art

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August 2020 Update
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Hopewell Train Station Art
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Pennington Borough Aerials c1996
Pennington Borough Aerials c1996

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V-J Day in Hopewell - August 14, 1945
V-J Day in Hopewell – August 14, 1945

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Book, Places14th August 2020
History Project Article from Preservation New Jersey
History Project Article from Preservation New Jersey

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Seminary Avenue History
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July 2020 Update - Collections and Archives
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Site updates for the month of July included several important new documents, a new Pamphlet …

Book, Images, Pamphlets, Places, Updates1st August 2020
Hopewell Harvest Fair Almanacs
Hopewell Harvest Fair Almanacs

Rev. 7/30/20 – Added 2009 & 2011 – Only 2003 missing The Hopewell Harvest Fair …

Pamphlets, Places28th July 2020
Hopewell & Pennington Histories
Hopewell & Pennington Histories

We’ve posted two extensive chronological histories of Hopewell Borough and Pennington Borough, written by the …

Pamphlets, Places24th July 2020
Hopewell Borough Fire Companies
Hopewell Borough Fire Companies

Hopewell Borough has been served by four different fire companies, with up to three of …

Book, Images, Map18th July 2020
"Hopewell News" - from the WWII Homefront
“Hopewell News” – from the WWII Homefront

We’ve just added the full set of bound issues of Dean Ashton’s Hopewell News – …

Book, Updates12th July 2020
Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet - and Mystery Photo
Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet – and Mystery Photo

We’ve just scanned in the Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniversary Booklet (1911 – 2011) (PDF). …

Book, Images, Pamphlets, Places, Updates9th July 2020
Town Pamphlets Collection
Town Pamphlets Collection

Thanks to the people and organizations who continue to contributing material to this site, we …

Book, Pamphlets, Places, Updates3rd July 2020
June 2020 Update - Memorial Day and Veterans
June 2020 Update – Memorial Day and Veterans

The month of June was focused on follow-up to our earlier postings of Hopewell Memorial …

Book, Places, Properties, Updates1st July 2020
Pennington History & Walking Tour
Pennington History & Walking Tour

The Hopewell Valley History Project is now hosting the wonderful Pennington Borough History and Tour …

Book, Places, Properties, Updates27th June 2020
John Hart 1959 Pamphlet
John Hart 1959 Pamphlet

Here’s an interesting pamphlet from the 1959 dedication of a John Hart plaque at the …

Book, Places, Properties, Updates20th June 2020
Flag Day - Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations
Flag Day – Hopewell Borough Veterans Organizations

Continuing with our Memorial Day theme, we have been investigating the history of the parades, …

Places, Properties, Updates14th June 2020
Hopewell Scenes - Memorial Day 1950 - 1990
Hopewell Scenes – Memorial Day 1950 – 1990

Thanks to new photos from Terry Devlin, we now have over 60 images of past …

Places, Properties, Updates5th June 2020
May 2020 Update - Hopewell Valley Places
May 2020 Update – Hopewell Valley Places

The month of May saw our Zoom video presentation on the Hopewell Valley History Project, …

Book, Map, Places, Properties, Updates31st May 2020
Hopewell High School Yearbook - 1917
Hopewell High School Yearbook – 1917

Happy Graduation season! Of course it’s been a bit off this year, but thanks to …

Places, Updates30th May 2020
Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade - 1992
Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade – 1992

Update 5/25/20: Added photos of the 1970 (more likely early 1960’s) Hopewell Borough Memorial Day …

Images23rd May 2020
Slides for History Project Talk on Hopewell Libraries
Slides for History Project Talk on Hopewell Libraries

Our webinar on the the History Project, “Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home,” was held …

Updates20th May 2020
New - Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps
New – Hopewell Valley Places and Town Maps

The new Hopewell Valley Places page provides direct links to images, Historic Town Maps, and …

Images, Map, Places, Properties, Updates13th May 2020
MercerMe Article on the "History From Home" Talk
MercerMe Article on the “History From Home” Talk

MercerMe has published a nice article on the upcoming talk on the Hopewell Valley History …

Updates11th May 2020
Hopewell Borough History Timeline
Hopewell Borough History Timeline

So when was the Hopewell train station built? What were the two railroads that were …

Places, Properties9th May 2020
Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home
Hopewell Valley History Project: Discover Hopewell Valley History from Home

by Douglas Dixon Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3 pmWebinar via ZoomRegistration Required – See …

Book, Images, Map, Places, Properties, Updates5th May 2020
Historic Photos from 1966-67 Hopewell Boro Jaycee Calendar
Historic Photos from 1966-67 Hopewell Boro Jaycee Calendar

This wonderful 1966-67 Hopewell Boro Community Calendar (PDF) was created by the Hopewell Valley Jaycees …

Book, Images, Places, Properties2nd May 2020
April 2020 Update - Exploring Hopewell Borough
April 2020 Update – Exploring Hopewell Borough

April was focused on hunkering down in Hopewell Borough, viewing the town from above with …

Book, Map, Places, Properties, Updates1st May 2020
The History of the Hopewell Public Library
The History of the Hopewell Public Library

To celebrate Library Week this year, we have worked with the Hopewell Public Library to …

Places, Properties21st April 2020
Hopewell Fire Department 75th Anniversary Booklet
Hopewell Fire Department 75th Anniversary Booklet

We are pleased to scan and share the 75th Anniversary Program booklet for the Hopewell …

Places, Properties19th April 2020
Cultural Landscape History from Ian Burrow
Cultural Landscape History from Ian Burrow

Archaeologist and historian Ian Burrow has kindly contributed two documents on the cultural landscape and …

Places, Properties17th April 2020
"Real Photo" Postcards of Titusville, Pennington, and the Valley
“Real Photo” Postcards of Titusville, Pennington, and the Valley

The Image Gallery has added more than 95 postcards thanks to the continued kindness of …

Images, Places15th April 2020
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Hopewell Borough Aerial Panoramas

We wanted to get some aerial images of Hopewell Borough to help understand and explain …

Places, Properties10th April 2020
Hopewell Boro Church Anniversary Booklets (1966 & 1977)
Hopewell Boro Church Anniversary Booklets (1966 & 1977)

In case you missed the PS in the last post, we have scanned and posted …

Places, Properties7th April 2020
Explore Historic Hopewell: Broad & Louellen
Explore Historic Hopewell: Broad & Louellen

Have you noticed the interesting buildings as you drive into Hopewell Borough on West Broad …

Places, Properties4th April 2020
March 2020 Update - Map the Hopewell Boro Historic District
March 2020 Update – Map the Hopewell Boro Historic District

March saw the culmination of the goal of photographing the entire Hopewell Borough historic district, …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates3rd April 2020
Hopewell Memorial Day Parades c. 1950
Hopewell Memorial Day Parades c. 1950

We have added a fun collection of 30 family photos and postcards to the Image …

Places, Properties, Updates31st March 2020
Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District
Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

You now can take a visual tour of the full Hopewell Borough historic district on …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates29th March 2020
Explore Hopewell Then and Now
Explore Hopewell Then and Now

The Hopewell History Map now shows thumbnail images of properties on the map, so you …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates18th March 2020
Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro
Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro

The Hopewell History Map now animates the growth of Hopewell Borough by stepping through time …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates10th March 2020
February 2020 Update - Historical Properties
February 2020 Update – Historical Properties

February was focused on the expansion of the Hopewell History Map, including doubling the number …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates1st March 2020
Stroll Through Historic Hopewell with Audrey Jones
Stroll Through Historic Hopewell with Audrey Jones

We’ve posted another hidden treasure – A Stroll Through Historic Hopewell by Audrey Jones – …

Book, Places, Properties, Updates28th February 2020
Visualizing Hopewell Boro in 1891
Visualizing Hopewell Boro in 1891

There are two new additions to the Map Archives to better visualize and understand the …

Places, Properties, Updates22nd February 2020
"Women Win the Vote!" Book Released
“Women Win the Vote!” Book Released

Local author Nancy Kennedy’s new book, Women Win the Vote!: 19 for the 19th Amendment, …

Places, Properties, Updates11th February 2020
Pennington Seminary Ladies' Room & More Postcards
Pennington Seminary Ladies’ Room & More Postcards

In addition to the fascinating Hopewell Borough aerial photos from 1932, Sam Castoro also has …

Places, Properties, Updates10th February 2020
January 2020 Update - Hopewell History Map
January 2020 Update – Hopewell History Map

January was focused on the development and enhancement of the Hopewell History Map, an interactive …

Map, Places, Properties, Updates1st February 2020
New Hopewell Boro Postcards
New Hopewell Boro Postcards

We have added over 70 historic postcards to the Image Archives, kindly contributed by Bill …

Places, Properties, Updates30th January 2020
Hopewell Boro Aerials from 1932
Hopewell Boro Aerials from 1932

We have two wonderful new aerial views of Hopewell Borough, photographed in March 1932, immediately …

Places, Properties, Updates26th January 2020
Hopewell Area Cultural Resource Surveys
Hopewell Area Cultural Resource Surveys

Are you interested in historic sites, streets, and buildings in the Hopewell Valley? Maybe our …

Places, Properties, Updates22nd January 2020
Introducing the Hopewell History Map
Introducing the Hopewell History Map

Introducing the Hopewell History Map, an interactive map for exploring historical properties in Hopewell Borough, …

Places, Properties, Updates11th January 2020
December 2019 Update
December 2019 Update

Most of the December additions are already covered in blog posts, so here’s the summary. …

Updates5th January 2020
Hopewell Academy by Dean Ashton
Hopewell Academy by Dean Ashton

We are thrilled to add another neglected publication to the site — A completely unknown, …

Updates2nd January 2020
New Image Archives Design
New Image Archives Design

The site has a new design for the Image Archives, with more flexibility in browsing, …

Places, Updates27th December 2019
New Jersey Suffrage
New Jersey Suffrage

With the help of Nancy Kennedy and the N.J. Council for the Social Studies we …

Places18th December 2019
Hopewell Railroad Research
Hopewell Railroad Research

Rick Porter has kindly contributed a package of Hopewell railroad research material that clarifies the …

Places, Updates12th December 2019
Hopewell Valley History Project - Talk Slides
Hopewell Valley History Project – Talk Slides

Our public introduction of the Hopewell Valley History Project and this site was held on …

Updates10th December 2019
November 2019 Update
November 2019 Update

It’s been a busy month, with several major additions already covered in blog posts, so …

Updates1st December 2019
Community News Article Introducing the Hopewell Valley History Project
Community News Article Introducing the Hopewell Valley History Project

The Hopewell Express has published a article on the beginnings of the Hopewell Valley History …

Updates29th November 2019
Hopewell Valley History Project - The Talk
Hopewell Valley History Project – The Talk

Our public introduction of this site and the Hopewell Valley History Project will be the …

Updates22nd November 2019
Railroad Stations in the National Register of Historic Places
Railroad Stations in the National Register of Historic Places

The railroad stations in Hopewell and Pennington boroughs are both listed on the National Register …

Places, Properties22nd November 2019
House and Street Images
House and Street Images

We have expand from collecting books and maps into assembling images of local buildings and …

Properties16th November 2019
Hopewell's Past by Betty Gantz
Hopewell’s Past by Betty Gantz

We are thrilled to announce that the site now includes the Hopewell’s Past book by …

Properties10th November 2019
New Jersey Maps and Atlases
New Jersey Maps and Atlases

We’ve added some interesting historic maps of New Jersey, and some of the early Atlases …

Updates5th November 2019
October 2019 Update
October 2019 Update

As of the end of October 2019, the site has 108 files posted, including 86 …

Updates5th November 2019
Hopewell Borough Cultural Resource Survey
Hopewell Borough Cultural Resource Survey

If you’re interested in the history and architecture of our local communities, it might interest …

Places, Properties10th October 2019
September 2019 Update
September 2019 Update

As of the end of September 2019, the site has 106 files posted, including 86 …

Updates30th September 2019
August 2019 Update
August 2019 Update

As of the end of September 2019, the site has 95 files posted, including 82 …

Updates31st August 2019
The Mystery of Honey Hollow / Richard Hunter
The Mystery of Honey Hollow / Richard Hunter

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, Richard Hunter of Hunter Research presented a talk on “The …

Properties26th July 2019
The Hopewell "Castle" in the News
The Hopewell “Castle” in the News

Diccon Hyatt recently wrote a feature article for the U.S. 1 Newspaper, “Uncovering the Dark …

Properties26th July 2019
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