Finesville, New Jersey

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Finesville, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Finesville
Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Finesville
Finesville, New Jersey is located in Warren County, New Jersey
Finesville, New Jersey
Finesville, New Jersey
Finesville CDP's location in Warren County (Inset: Location of Warren County in New Jersey).
Coordinates: Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[1][2]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Warren
Township Pohatcong
Named for Philip and John Fein
 • Total 0.325 sq mi (0.841 km2)
 • Land 0.325 sq mi (0.841 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Elevation[3] 262 ft (80 m)
Population (2010 Census)[4]
 • Total 175
 • Density 538.8/sq mi (208.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 3423340[1][5][6]
GNIS feature ID 02583989[1][7]

Finesville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Pohatcong Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States,[8] that was defined as part of the 2010 United States Census.[9][10][11] As of the 2010 Census, the CDP's population was 175.[4]


The community is located along the Musconetcong River between Pohatcong Mountain and Musconetcong Mountain, about a mile east of the Delaware River in a section of the Musconetcong Valley called the Musconetcong Gorge. The settlement was named for Philip and John Fein (often misspelled Fine by locals) who settled in the area from Germany. They built a dam and ran an oil mill, gristmill, sawmill, hotel and a store.[12]

The area was first built up as a permanent settlement due to the construction of Chelsea Forge, built in 1751,[13] a charcoal-iron forge on the Musconetcong.[14] The forge helped to provide the Continental Army with weapons to defend Valley Forge. The Shank Brothers ran a ferry across the Delaware River from the point where the Musconetcong empties into it prior to 1800.[15] The Fein gristmill burned and was later rebuilt as the Riegel Paper Corporation's paper mill[16] and became the Taylor Stiles and Company knife factory. On October 7, 2009, the Finesville-Seigletown Historic District was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Finesville had a total area of 0.325 square miles (0.841 km2), all of which was land.[1][2]


Census 2010

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 175 people, 72 households, and 49.03 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 538.8 per square mile (208.0/km2). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 267.9 per square mile (103.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.14% (170) White, 0.00% (0) Black or African American, 0.00% (0) Native American, 1.14% (2) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.57% (1) from other races, and 1.14% (2) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.86% (5) of the population.[4]

There were 72 households, of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.88.[4]

In the CDP, 22.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 38.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.5 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.9 males.[4]

Sites of interest

  • Hunts Meadow – named for patriot Edward Hunt who dug the millrace here and wintered sixty cavalry horses for the Continental Army in 1778.[17]
  • Seigletown – named for Benjamin Seigle, a Revolutionary militia captain, who lived here and made red clay pottery called Seigleware. The family owned a farm, a gristmill, clovermill, blacksmith shop and hematite mine.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Finesville Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed June 3, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Finesville CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 3, 2013.
  5. American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  6. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 3, 2013.
  7. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  8. Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed April 18, 2015.
  9. GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Warren County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 4, 2013.
  10. 2006-2010 American Community Survey Geography for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 4, 2013.
  11. New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, p. III-5, August 2012. Accessed June 4, 2013. "Warren County—Name Changes: Beattystown CDP name corrected from Beatyestown; New CDPs: Allamuchy (formed from part of deleted Allamuchy-Panther Valley CDP), Anderson, Asbury, Blairstown, Brainards, Bridgeville, Broadway, Brookfield, Buttzville, Columbia, Delaware, Delaware Park, Finesville, Great Meadows (formed from part of deleted Great Meadows-Vienna CDP and additional area), Greenwich, Hainesburg, Harmony, Hope, Hutchinson, Johnsonburg, Lopatcong Overlook, Marksboro, Mountain Lake, Mount Hermon, New Village, Panther Valley (formed from part of deleted Allamuchy-Panther Valley CDP), Port Colden, Port Murray, Silver Lake, Stewartsville, Upper Pohatcong, Upper Stewartsville, and Vienna (formed from part of deleted Great Meadows-Vienna and additional area)"
  12. Dale, Frank. "Lower Musconetcong Valley; A Drive in the Country", Skylands Visitor. Accessed July 10, 2015.
  13. Wacker, Peter O. The Musconetcong Valley of New Jersey: A Historical Geography], p. 152. New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1968. Accessed July 10, 2015.
  14. Finesvile Marker
  15. Musconetcong River
  16. Cummins, George Wyckoff. "History of Pohatcong, NJ", from 'History of Warren County, NJ, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911. Accessed July 10, 2015.
  17. Finesville Historical Markers