Little Italy, Bungalow Alley or Burd Lane?

Going up Lindbergh Road towards the Lindbergh Estate, you pass Ridge Road, South Hill Road and Zion Road. Just before you exit the Township you come to Burd Lane on your left with “Private-No Trespassing” signs. This non-descript gravel lane has had quite a history...

Mountain Grove School Reading, Writing, ’Rithmetic – Maybe

  I had the occasion of spending a few hours at East Amwell School going through the teacher registers of the Mountain Grove School on Lindbergh Road. This was the oldest continually operating school in the Township holding classes from approximately 1814 to...

Cloverhill Got its Name from an Early Resident

   Cloverhill is the only town in the area to have parts of it in three townships (East Amwell, Raritan, and Hillsborough), and sit in two counties- Hunterdon and Somerset. It is interesting that the original dividing line between the early provinces of East and West...

Harold Norbury

Every once in a while I come across a story of an East Amwell resident that bears repeating. Such was the strange and uplifting tale of Harold Norbury as told in a Democrat article from 1961.Born in Ringoes in 1886, Harold Norbury worked on local farms and when he was...

When the Circus Came to Town; Flemington During the Lindbergh Trial

In January 1935 more than 10,000 people surrounded the courthouse in downtown Flemington as the dramatic Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial played out within the beautiful 1828 historic building. The curious watched the comings and goings of some of the era’s most...

Lindbergh Family Part 1

EAHS President Jim Davidson will discuss Lindbergh’s flight, his early years, meeting and marrying Anne Morrow, building Highfields and the kidnapping through to finding the baby on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 80 W Broad St.,...