The picturesque Hopewell Valley is one of New Jersey’s finest treasures. Sprawled over more than sixty square miles, the valley encompasses the boroughs of Hopewell and Pennington, the village of Titusville, and the township of Hopewell. From Christmas night of 1776, when George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River, to the twentieth century and the saga of Charles Lindbergh’s
missing infant son, Hopewell Valley has been steeped in history and drama. Rare images gathered from the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and local residents make up this monumental pictorial journey. Hopewell Valley combines the famous and not-so-famous elements of these communities nestled between the Delaware River and the Sourland Mountains. Home to key figures in American history, the Hopewell Valley has also seen important developments in architecture and industry. Although modernization has
taken hold, the rural character of the area remains intact. And although the area has been home to well-known faces and events, Hopewell Valley is peppered with the lesser-known faces and places that bring out the full flavor.
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20th century Baptist meetinghouse baseball became Blackwell borough of Hopewell bottom Bound Brook Bound Brook Railroad bridge building built Charles Lindbergh Charles Titus courtesy Delaware and Bound Delaware Avenue Delaware River Durling early East Broad Edgar farm farmhouse feeder canal ferry Glenmoore HART’S Hopewell and Pennington Hopewell Borough Hopewell Museum Hopewell Township Hopewell Valley Historical Hopewell’s horse James Roman Catholic Jersey State Police John Hart Joseph Kunkel later located Marshalls Corner Mercer and Somerset Mercer County mill Mount Rose Pennington Borough Pennington Fire Company photograph was taken Pictured Presbyterian church Province Line Road schoolhouse Seminary Seruby shown Sked Snook Somerset Railroad Sourland Mountains South Main Street STONE CULVERT Stony Brook Street in Hopewell Street in Pennington Thank Titusville today’s tracks train Trenton trolley twostory Valley Historical Society village of Hopewell village of Titusville Washington Crossing Weart Webster Edgerly West Broad Street