National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of our country's historic buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. It was established as part of the National Historical Preservation Act of 1966 and is overseen by the National Park Service. The National Register recognizes more than 90,000 properties for their significance in American history, architecture, art, archeology, engineering, and culture. Readington Township is represented on the register with nine historic districts/sites comprising more than 330 structures.
Readington Township Historic Districts
Readington Township rich history begins with the early settlement patterns of the Dutch, English, and Germans who came to farm the rich soil of the Raritan Valley during the 18th c. These settlers established the foundations of the first villages and hamlets in Readington Township. During the 19th c, the development of the railroad lines in the region created additional villages. Today, these villages and hamlets provide us with our sense of place and are important in the history of the township, state, and nation.
The following places have been recognized as important in our state and nation’s history with their listing in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. The links below provide access to the nominations submitted and recorded by the National Parks Service, keeper of the National Register of Historic Places.
Darts Mill Historic District
Potterstown Rural Historic District
Raritan/Readington South Branch Historic District
Readington Village Historic District
Stanton Historic Rural District
Taylors Mill Historic District
Whitehouse Mechanicsville Historic District
To be digitized by NPS
Readington Township Local Districts
Centerville Historic District – parts of Old York Road and Pleasant Run Road
Old York Road Historic District
Pleasant Run Historic Corridor – parts of Pleasant Run Road from Rt 523 – Rt 202
Rowlands Mill Archeological District
Three Bridges Historic District
Whitehouse Station Historic District