With so much history around the Delaware River Towns, we want to highlight some forgotten gems.
Every month we plan to dive into Bucks County & Hunterdon history and talk about what makes our local towns so unique. Let’s start with quaint Sergeantsille, New Jersey.
First settled in 1700, Sergeantsville, New Jersey remains a charming village tucked away in the Delaware Valley. Officially called Sergeantsville beginning when the local post office first established in 1827 — named after Revolutionary War soldier Charles Sargeant who later became a local shopkeeper with two of his brothers. I imagine this was a welcome change as the area was previously called Skunktown.
Renown for its history, architecture, and culture, Sergeantsville is still home to many notable sights and attractions. Most notably, the Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, located on Rosemont Ringoes Rd.
Sergeantville’s bucolic downtown includes the Town Hall, the General Store, the Sergeantsville Inn, and historic residential homes.
Penn-Jersey Radio (WDVR) is also headquartered out an old blacksmith building in the downtown section. WDVR hosts music throughout the area, most notable their Heartlands Hayride events.
The General Store has long been a convenient staple to the locals. In warmer weather cyclists flock to the General Store while traversing the many pleasant country roads.
Sergeantsville may be a small town, but the local restaurant in town sure packs a punch. The famous Seargeantsville Inn has been a staple in this town for many years.
The Inn was built in 1730, and the beautiful stone structure once hosted General George Washington while campaigning in the American Revolution. The Inn is still open for business, recently reopening after a devastating fire in 2015. The food is among the best of the Delaware River Towns.
Whether you’re looking for a place to hike along the creek or just trying to grab a drink, Sergeatnsville has something for you.