Warren County

Item

Place Record Title
Warren County
Identifier
NJS-PLC-00181
Place Type
County or Parish
Description
Warren County was established in 1824 from a portion of Sussex County, and Belvidere became its county seat, as it remains to this day.

Throughout the slavery era, the area of present-day Warren County went through a succession of county reconfigurations. It was considered part of Burlington County in the 17th century, then it became Hunterdon County in 1714, then Morris County in 1739, then Sussex County in 1753.

Because this area was part of Sussex County for 71 years from 1753 to 1824, some documents related to slavery here will be found among Sussex County records, particularly early 19th-century birth certificates of Black children. Many Sussex County birth records do not specify a town; such records are filed in our database under Sussex County, but some of them may properly belong to present-day Warren County.

See the linked record for Sussex County for information about the area's demographics and slavery.
State or Province
New Jersey
Country
United States of America
Related Place
Sussex County
Latitude
40.9
Longitude
-75.0
Record Contributor
Daniel Dias
Jesse Bayker

Linked resources

Items with "Location Created: Warren County"
Title Class
Sussex County Births of Slaves, c. 1801-1835 Bibliographic Resource
Items with "Places Located Here: Warren County"
Title Class
New Jersey Location
Items with "County (Modern): Warren County"
Title Class
Allamuchy Location
Asbury Location
Franklin (Warren County) Location
Greenwich Location
Hardwick Location
Independence Location
Kennedy House and Mill, Greenwich Location
Mansfield (Warren County) Location
Oxford Location
Stewartsville Location