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Thanksgiving In The Country, Part I

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Sergeantsville, NJ Post Office

For the last 38 years Sergeantsville, NJ has hosted Thanksgiving In The Country. This is a tour of interesting houses and places in the surrounding countryside. The proceeds benefit the Cleft Palate Unit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Sergeantsville (the first syllable is pronounced "surge"), part of Delaware Township in Hunterdon County, is a lovely rural area. Many houses and buildings in the area date to the Revolutionary War days. Many buildings there and in surrounding towns are in the National Register of Historic Places. I was also pleased to see signs on some farms that are designated as preserved farmlands.

Nearby is the famous Green Sergeant’s covered bridge, which we passed through twice but I was unable to photograph (we were on the tour bus and went through the bridge quickly). I will definitely go back for that! It is the last covered bridge in New Jersey.

This year’s tour included an artist’s home, an old house that George Washington slept in (he slept his way all over New Jersey during the Revolutionary War), and a really cool old house with an eclectic mix of modern and old furnishings. I couldn’t take photos inside the houses of course, but tried to take as many photos of the surroundings as I could. Also included was the Methodist church, where a delicious lunch was served, and the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, where a complimentary tea was served.

The photo above is the Sergeantsville Post Office. Below are photos of the General Store, The Sergeantsville Inn, the Methodist Church, some of the houses and countryside, and the Prallsville Mills.

The Sergeantsville Inn, which has been around in one form or another since the 1700's:

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The Sergeantsville Inn

The traffic cop:

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Sergeantsville Police Officer

The Methodist Church:

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Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey

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Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey

The General Store:

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Sergeantsville General Store, New Jersey

One of the tour houses and surrounding countryside:

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Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

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Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

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Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ
The Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ:

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Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

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Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

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Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

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Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

More photos next week!

To read more about Thanksgiving in the Country, click here.

To read more about Sergeantsville (Delaware Township), click here.

For more about the Sergeantsville Inn, click here.

For more about the Prallsville Mills, click here.

For more about the Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, click here.

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For more Outdoor Wednesday, click here.


  1. caite@a lovely shore breezeNovember 8, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    how can i have lived in NJ for 50 years and have no idea where Sergeantsville is?Love the post office!

  2. Isn't the post office wonderful?

    Sergeantsville is part of Delaware Township, near Lambertville and Flemington. It's a lovely area.

  3. I'm also from NJ and never heard of Sergeantsville and had NO idea there were any covered bridges in NJ either. How awesome.
    What a cute looking town and love the way they celebrate Thanksgiving.

  4. Yes, there are either one or two covered bridges still left in NJ.

  5. fascinating! I'll have to find them :)

  6. What a cute town!  I usually visit NJ a few times a year - I will have to check it out!

  7. thanks for linking up tina´s ww!

  8. How very cool!  I live close enough I will have to check this out in the future.  I used to listen to a radio station out of Sergeantsville.

  9. Thanks. They have different house tours every year and I'd love to go every year. It's not inexpensive but it goes for a good cause.

  10. I cant' believe I never came across this post before. Such a lovely aunt and uncle got married in that church!


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