Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Upper Bellemont Farm

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Historic Site Managment Grant
Grant Award: $48,716 (2006)
Grant Recipient: Mercer County Division of Planning
County: Mercer
Municipality: Hopewell

The major surviving historic structure at Upper Bellemont Farm is a barn dating from the second half of the eighteenth century. In addition to its architectural significance, the barn is also significant for its association with two important New Jersey families – the Coxes and the Stouts. The site has also been identified as having high potential for archaeological resources.

The grant helped fund the preparation of a feasibility study for potential future use of the building, as well as programming options, funding sources, and partnering possibilities. Work also included the preparation of a heritage tourism plan that builds upon the results of the feasibility study.

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