Hopewell Railroad Research

Rick Porter has kindly contributed a package of Hopewell railroad research material that clarifies the construction of the Hopewell Railroad Station and the path of the Mercer & Somerset railroad tracks through Hopewell Borough. The date of the construction of the Hopewell station is surprisingly inconsistent in various sources. We now have extracts from the … Continue reading Hopewell Railroad Research

Hopewell Valley History Project – Talk Slides

Our public introduction of the Hopewell Valley History Project and this site was held on Wednesday, December 4, sponsored by the Hopewell Public Library. We filled the space at the Hopewell Train Station, and also brought along some historical books and maps to review. The evening resulted in some good discussions, and the discovery of … Continue reading Hopewell Valley History Project – Talk Slides

November 2019 Update

It’s been a busy month, with several major additional already covered in blog posts, so here’s the summary. We finished the month with 123 files in the Archives, including 32 books and documents and 91 maps and aerials (see Updates). Books and Documents Added the Hopewell’s Past book by Betty Gantz, through the kind support … Continue reading November 2019 Update

Hopewell Valley History Project – The Talk

Our public introduction of this site and the Hopewell Valley History Project will be the first Wednesday, December 4, held at the Hopewell Train Station as part of the Hopewell Public Library Wednesday Night Out series. The Hopewell Valley History Project Wednesday, December 4,  7 pm Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, Hopewell NJ Free … Continue reading Hopewell Valley History Project – The Talk

New Jersey Maps and Atlases

We’ve added some interesting historic maps of New Jersey, and some of the early Atlases in which these are found. In the Map Archives, search for maps showing the early development of the state: The Province of New Jersey, Divided into East and West, Commonly Called the Jerseys (1778), by Wm. Faden is a seminal … Continue reading New Jersey Maps and Atlases

September 2019 Update

As of the end of September 2019, the site has 106 files posted, including 86 maps and 20 books (see Updates). In the Book Archives, search for “Preview” to view previews of books that have not been digitized. Instead, the previews provide an overview of the book, including the cover, title page, contents, and introductory … Continue reading September 2019 Update

August 2019 Update

As of the end of September 2019, the site has 95 files posted, including 82 maps and 13 books (see Updates). In the Book Archives, we have posted additional histories of Pennington and Hopewell around the 1876 Centennial: – 1876 – History of the Old Presbyterian Church…at Pennington – George Hale – 1876 – Historical … Continue reading August 2019 Update