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Stelton, New Jersey

Stelton is an unincorporated community located within Edison Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.[2]

Stelton, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Stelton, New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Stelton, New Jersey
Stelton, New Jersey
Location of Stelton in Middlesex County Inset: Location of county within the state of New Jersey
Stelton, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Stelton, New Jersey
Stelton, New Jersey
Stelton, New Jersey (New Jersey)
Stelton, New Jersey is located in the US
Stelton, New Jersey
Stelton, New Jersey
Stelton, New Jersey (the US)
Coordinates: 40°30′51″N 74°24′13″W / 40.51417°N 74.40361°W / 40.51417; -74.40361Coordinates: 40°30′51″N 74°24′13″W / 40.51417°N 74.40361°W / 40.51417; -74.40361
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMiddlesex
TownshipEdison
Elevation[1]115 ft (35 m)
GNIS feature ID880876[1]

Established in 1689, the Stelton Baptist Church is the state's second oldest baptist congregation.[3]

The present-day NJ Transit Edison station was originally constructed c. 1870 at Central Avenue and Plainfield Avenue and named Stelton after the Stelle family, early settlers in Piscatawaytown who arrived in 1668 and who were still numerous in the area in the 1880s.[4] The Pennsylvania Railroad renamed the station to Edison on October 29, 1956, as part of the changing of names in Edison to reflect the newly honored Thomas Alva Edison.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Stelton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed February 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Home Page Archived 2018-01-10 at the Wayback Machine., Stelton Baptist Church. Accessed December 11, 2017. "The Stelton Baptist Church is in Edison, New Jersey. It is the second oldest Baptist Church in New Jersey and the tenth oldest in the United States. The congregation was formed in the spring of 1689, and among its original members was the Stelle family, after whom the Stelton section of Edison, New Jersey is named."
  4. ^ Clayton, W. Woodford. History of Union and Middlesex Counties, New Jersey: With Biographical Sketches of Many of Their Pioneers and Prominent Men[permanent dead link], p. 849. Everts & Peck, 1882. Accessed December 11, 2017. "STELTON is a growing village on the line of Pennsylvania Railroad, about four miles from New Brunswick. It has a church, school-house, store, and post-office. Its appearance is neat; the dwellings in good taste; streets laid out with shade-trees; the town is surrounded by a farming community. There is a large number by the name of Stelle who were first settlers here in 1668, and from which the village received its name."
  5. ^ Staff. "Edison Township Adopts Fire Code", Edison Township and Fords Beacon, October 11, 1956. Accessed December 11, 2017. "The commissioners were notified that on October 29 at 1:30 o'clock there will be an official ceremony at the Stelton station of the Pennsylvania Railroad , when the station name will be formally changed to Edison."