Early settlers began to arrive in Hightstown in the early 1600’s, but the town was not officially founded until 1721. At that time, John and Marty Hight purchased approximately three thousand acres from the British Crown. On the North side of the Rocky Brook Indian Trail, the family erected a log cabin, blacksmith’s shop, tavern, and a mill.
While not much is known about the history of the Hight family, historians agree that the town began to flourish in the 19th century. It became a popular NJ stop along the first regularly scheduled passenger train from New York to Philadelphia. This allowed the town to become a hub in agriculture trade and commerce.
The borough was established in 1853 from parts of East Windsor Township and it became fully independent circa 1894. Starting at the center of town and moving outward, the structures create an architectural timeline with examples of Federal, Victorian, and turn-of-the-century styles represented. The Stockton Street Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is quite beautiful. It is comprised of 56 residences that date from the pre-Civil War era to the turn of the 20th century.
In addition to the beautiful dwellings, there are twenty six support structures. The First United Methodist Church is made of stone and there is also a marble Civil War monument. Starting at the center of town and moving outward, the structures create an architectural timeline with examples of Federal, Victorian, and turn-of-the-century styles represented. Hutchinson’s expert local contractors are knowledgeable in how all of these places are built, because we do our job thoroughly. Our plumbing, heating and air conditioning specialists know exactly what challenges each structure can face when it comes to modern comfort. We understand the importance of your historical charm as well as the need for convenience and temperature control. Let us repair, install or maintain your HVAC system with a full satisfaction guarantee.
Currently, downtown Hightstown continues to thrive as an economic and social center. Streets are lined with locally owned boutiques and a wide array of dining options. A recent collaboration between landlords of vacant storefronts and the town’s Cultural Arts Commission has lead to a number of pop-up galleries opening to the public.
We at Hutchinson appreciates all that each resident and business of Hightstown does for the community. We are available for any plumbing emergency that you may have, day or night. Our contractors are ready 24/7 to come to the rescue of your heater or air conditioning unit. Our professional services are clean, courteous and our technicians are highly knowledgeable. Our contractors get an additional hundred hours and more of training for each and every year of service. Your HVAC services will be done right, the first time. We have been in the business since 1948, you are safe with Hutch!