New Germantown Historical Maps


Welcome to 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.

Maps of New Germantown

The Farms and Woodlands of New Germantown


Update: April 22, 2014. The 300th anniversary of Zion Lutheran Church will be celebrated in August 2014 and if you haven't looked at the VanGenee page, this summer would be a good time to do so. For the curious I use "vanGenee" instead of the usual "van Guinea" because as you will see if you visit his page, Aree signed his last name 'vanGenee" on a deed dated 1740.

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: 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.

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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