Pedricktown is a tiny unincorporated community located within the city limits of Oldmans Township. With a population of five hundred twenty-four, this residential neighborhood is best known for its sprawling green lawns and colonial style homes. It was named for Roger Pedrick, who came to the area in 1662.
Pedrick was born in Somerset England in 1615, he came to the colonies with a deed from William Penn for five thousand acres of land as payment for a debt. His new land was located near Salem. He got off to a rough start. He didn’t know that the Lenape People had a claim to the area, and unlike other settlers, made no attempt to ease their transition. His cabin was burned by the natives. It didn’t discourage him, as he saw potential here. In 1675 he purchased a one thousand acre tract of land from John Eldridge for two and a half cents per acre in what would later become Pedricktown.
For those interested in military history, this town is also home to the now defunct Camp Pedricktown, which was a former Department of Defense site, and Nike missile base until the mid-1990s. Located next to the Delaware River is the Pedricktown Army Air Defense Command Post which was a computerized command-and-control facility known as Missile Masters.
Each year, the community celebrates Pedricktown Day in October. Locals come out for pony rides, music, giveaways, games, food, and more. The event is now in its twenty-ninth year.
The Pedricktown economy is boosted by two popular companies, Goya Foods, and Salem Oak Winery. Goya, who has their South Jersey division located there is an American producer of Hispanic foods and is the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States.
Salem Oak is a quaint, family-owned vineyard that began in 2003. Their tasting room opened in 2014 and they offer fourteen popular wines to consumers all over the nation. When Hutchinson’s gets a call from a distressed resident in Pedricktown, we know we aren’t rushing out to enjoy the delicious wine. We have important work, to keep the residents here safe and comfortable. When all HVAC systems are running efficiently, your lifestyle is much more enjoyable. Our experienced local contractors are trained to make sure their heating and air conditioning maintenance services are complete and thorough enough so that you don’t remember the heater or air conditioner is running.
Our local contractors provide a written, detailed report before we start to let you know which services we will do and the exact cost. We don’t give any surprises. You know up front. We also do a quick check of things that will help your plumbing and HVAC work better but can wait until a later date. We will only list the exact things that must be done immediately for your safety and to get you running again, and let you decide when the other services can fit into your budget. We also will let you know if there are any heating and air conditioning hazards you need to be aware of, such as asbestos wraps, gas leaks or mold near the plumbing. Your safety and comfort is our biggest concern, followed by efficiency. Call Hutch today!