Hunterdon County is named for Robert Hunter, who was the colonial Governor of New Jersey from 1710 to 1720.
Created: March 13, 1714
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
Location: 65 Park Avenue / Capner Street
Built: 1994 – 1996
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.
E – Somerset County
S – Mercer County
W – Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Photos taken 2017