Here is an opportunity to re-create your own farm on a beautiful rural
property with views that go for miles. Set over 700 back from a
quiet road, this c.1800 stone house stands ready for your makeover.
With a brand-new septic, gravel driveway in place, existing 2 car
oversized garage and outbuildings, you have the components for a new
start on this 14.6 acre parcel.
Welcome to Franklin Township, originally a Quaker community and still
a solidly rural agricultural district.
In the 19th century, Peach
production was paramount and Pittstown was known as the Peach Capital
of Hunterdon County. In 1889 there were two million peach trees in
Hunterdon County, and nearly one million baskets of peaches were sold.
During one day in 1882, 64 carloads were shipped out of Hunterdon on
the various railroads.
Pittstown had its own branch of the Lehigh Valley railroad as it
carried peaches, ice, lumber, animal feed, milk, and other farm
products as well as passengers and coal. To this day, remains of the
Pittstown station still stand behind Perricone's Market on the
Capoolong Creek Trail.