Hunterdon County

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Hunterdon County is named for Robert Hunter, who was the colonial Governor of New Jersey from 1710 to 1720.

 

Created:  March 13, 1714

County Seat:

Flemington  1714 – present

 

County Courthouse – Flemington  

 

Location:  71 Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1828 – 1829

Style:  Geek Revival

Architect:  Mr. Springer

Contractor:  Mr. Springer

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored stuccoed stone structure. The front has a large porch with four large white colored Truscan columns rising to a wide header with pediment above. The recessed first story entrance is arched. On the hipped roof is an octagonal cupola. On the west side is the two story stone jail

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1791 and destroyed by fire on February 13, 1928. Using stone from the original structure, the elegant court house and the jail were built in 1828 at a cost of $13,513.86.

 

County Justice Center – Flemington  

 

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Location:  65 Park Avenue / Capner Street

Built:  1994 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Vitetta Group

Contractor:  Boro Developers, Inc

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The southeast front has a portico with four columns with pediment above.

 

Note:  The project manager was Gilbane Building Company.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Warren County and Morris County 

E – Somerset County 

S – Mercer County

W – Bucks County, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017