~~ A Community Web Site for Baptistown, New Jersey 08803 ~~
"at the crossroads"
at the intersection of State Route 12 and County Route 519 ~ 8 miles west of Flemington, 3 miles east of Frenchtown, NJ
40.52°N, -75.01°W (Elevation: 515 ft)
Baptistown Blog ~ Kingwood Township Official Web Site ~ contact webmaster
LOCAL WEATHER- w/ 15-day forecast ~ BEST WEATHER - from RUTGERS
NEW! Weather NJ Storm Dashboard from Rutgers
local business links ~ other links ~ An interesting account of Baptistown History
Senator Menendez' web site ~ Senator Frank Lautenberg's web site ~ Congressman Rush Holt's web site
State Legislator Erik Pedersen - 23rd district - our local state representative
Baptistown Baptist Church
A new Crop is being grown on Kingwood Township Farms - Electricity....
Springtime in Baptistown
(photo taken April, 2008)
The view south on County Route 519 as it intersects State Highway 12 at Baptistown in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County, NJ. Although at one time, the Continental Army marched through this intersection, in the twenty-first century, farm equipment, pick up trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, horses, carriages and cars all share our roads...
Early Snowfall in Baptistown - 5-7" Snowfall - October 29, 2011
A very heavy and wet snow fell on Saturday, October 29, 2011 - Trees and limbs came down from the weight of the heavy snow.
This photo was taken around noon on Saturday - shortly before branches from the tree on the right broke and fell onto the phone lines.
By evening, 5-7" of snow had fallen. Power was lost in parts of Kingwood - and was still out on Tuesday.
Early Spring in Baptistown - 7" Snowfall on March 2, 2009
Baptistown is a small community; settled by Baptists in 1720, it is part of sprawling Kingwood Township (35 sq miles/population density 100 people per square mile) in rural Hunterdon County, New Jersey and usesFrenchtown's 08825 zip code for rural mail delivery, although we have our own zip code as well. The friendly & charming old Baptistown Post Office - seen in the photo below - uses zip 08803 for local post office boxes.
There's not much here - The Corner Store, The Bank, a charming Italian restaurant, a motorcyle repair shop (which is renowned for its restorations of English motorcyles), the old Post Office, Kingwood Township's Rescue Squad and the Kingwood Township Municipal Building, a few churches, and of course, the homes of its residents.
Local Traffic - a 1957 Chevy Belair passes the Baptistown Post Office on County Route 519 South.
Baptistown Post Office - ZIP code 08803 - is one of the oldest in the country - established in 1822.
New Hours for Baptistown Post Office Service Window
(as of 7/1/15)
930-1:00 & 2:00-4:30
Baptistown is small, but it's a nice place to live; a comfortable place to live and an historical place to study. History tells us that both British and American troops marched down the road shown in the photo above on the way south during the American Revolution. Many residents of that era served in the local Militias in support of the Continental Army and helped us achieve our independence from England. The old graveyard next to the post office contains tombstones that have sat there for over 250 years The farm fields in the area have been cultivated for just as long. Kingwood Township itself was established in 1746 - thirty years before the America Revolution!
Coming in to Baptistown from the west (Kingwood/Frenchtown) on Route 12
notes: since Baptistown is a small part of the larger Kingwood Township, we include the link below for further information. Kingwood Township Official Web Site
The First Order of Business
What will become of this tranquil little community?
Invitation to attend a meeting to discuss planning for a "Town Center" in Baptistown
View of part of the Gombosi Farm along Route 12 near Baptistown