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Neshanic and Neshanic Station

Neshanic Station Historical Society

Published August 29th 1999
ISBN : 9780738501406
Paperback
128 pages
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The villages of Neshanic and Neshanic Station make up the southern portion of Somerset County, New Jersey. Upper and Lower Neshanic, as they were earlier known, joined over a century ago when the Elm Street Bridge was built, linking the two villages.MoreThe villages of Neshanic and Neshanic Station make up the southern portion of Somerset County, New Jersey. Upper and Lower Neshanic, as they were earlier known, joined over a century ago when the Elm Street Bridge was built, linking the two villages. Neshanic was a colonial settlement that grew around the commerce of Amwell Road and the following of the Reformed Dutch Church of Neshanic, which was established in 1752. Neshanic Station contained only a handful of residences until railroad lines led to the commercial and residential expansion of the village in the late 1800s. Today, these two villages exist mainly as residential communities but are linked with the past through the lifelong ties to the villages by their residents. While the commerce that once occupied this area is gone, its sense of community remains.