New Germantown Historical Maps

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Maps of New Germantown

Today we know this town as Oldwick but it was called Smithfield in the 18th century, and New Germantown during the 19th and early part of the 20th century.  

The Farms and Woodlands of New Germantown

This website contains information related to the maps of "New Germantown", and "The Farms and Woodlands of New Germantown".   David Kemp created these maps in 2006-2007 by researching thousands of deeds from the early records of Hunterdon County, New Jersey.  The maps show the properties described in each of the earliest deeds of record.  "The Farms and Woodlands of New Germantown" map contains 309 properties from the earliest deeds, as well as another 136 subdivisions.


These maps are among the earliest of New Germantown and Tewksbury Township to be found on the Internet, and certainly the most detailed.  The earliest deed dates to 1773, a 214 acre farm Peter Sutton purchased from Nathaniel Marston.

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Update: May 24, 2011.  The map of Lebanon has been updated to show all of the town as well as some of the surrounding farms.  This map is roughly the "third generation map" from the earliest deeds of record.  The map can be found on the Round Valley page.

Update: February 8, 2012 :  A map showing the area from Pittstown to the Hickory Tavern has been added on the Map Images page.  It is about 2 MBytes long.

Update: August 6, 2014.  Meeting the descendants of Aree van Genee this past weekend was an event of a lifetime - great people and we had a great time.  One of the places we visited was the James Aray farm on Hillcrest Road, Readington Township.  Over the past few days I researched the deeds for his 244 acre farm and a surprising find can be seen on the vanGenee page.