Smithville Inn - Smithville NJ
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N 39° 29.706 W 074° 27.464
18S E 546626 N 4371861
Quick Description: James Baremore built what is now the Smithville Inn in 1787, a single room along a well-traveled stagecoach route. It grew over the years to house many travelers. Today, it is an outstanding restaurant with wonderful food and ale.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 2:48:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMGPTN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
Views: 5

Long Description:

James Baremore built what is now the Smithville Inn in 1787, a single room along a well-traveled stagecoach route. However, historians debate whether it was originally planned as an inn. By 1874 the inn had grown to six times its original size. Its success was well established, but it was eventually abandoned at the turn of the 1900s. In 1952, a local couple purchased the inn and restored the building, opening it as a restaurant with 42 seats. The inn was declared a historic landmark in 1964 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. SOURCE

There is one of our typical blue historic markers seen in many of our small towns in New Jersey next to the building. The text is brief but offers a concise history. The marker reads:

HISTORIC
SMITHVILLE INN
__________
Traced to John Smith In
1737. Isaac & James Smith
Bought Inn In 1819
An Early Stage Stop

Address
Smithville Inn
1 North New York Road
Smithville, NJ 08205
(609) 652-7777

Name of the Hotel: Smithville Inn

Address:
Address
Smithville Inn
1 North New York Road
Smithville, NJ 08205
(609) 652-7777


Number of Rooms: 6

Height in floors: 2

Hotel Rating: 4

Hotel since: 1/1/1787

Date Building was built: 1/1/1787

First use of building:
Used as an Inn and restaurant


Historic Hotel (Historic Building, National Monument or similar): yes

Urban Hotel (located in a village or town): yes

Mountains Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): no

Beachs Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Historic Place nearby (Unesco or National monument/site less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil): yes

Major Pilgrimage Place Nearby (less than 25 Kms / 15 Mil. Consider any religion).: no

Hotel website (if available): [Web Link]

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