An Abridged History of New Durham, NJ

The worker's comp attorneys in New Durham, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group, would like to share this history article about the area.

New Durham

Located in Hudson County, New Jersey, lies an unincorporated community, New Durham. The community is part of North Berge Township and is located near the Union and Bergen Turnpikes. Taking the Lincoln Tunnel, Manhattan, New York is only a 35-minute drive. 


Located within the area now known as New Durham, near the southwestern side of the Hudson Palisades, lies the original site for Three Pigeons. Before the Revolutionary War, William Earle owned the Three Pigeons Tavern. It is said that General George Washington frequented the area both before and during the war. The area served as a meeting ground during the war and was a landmark often notated on maps during 1776. 

After the war, the building was used for different reasons before being destroyed in 1893, such as:

  • a voting place during the 1804 and 1806 mayoral elections
  • 1852 - used by Whig Party politician to host a speech
  • repeated use as a landmark for military and government positions


Real estate in the New Durham area averages $444,664, making it 60.1% pricier than other communities in the state. Rent is also higher than 84.2% of the state's neighborhoods, averaging $3,056. The area's working population brings home upper-middle incomes, but the childhood poverty rate is 22.1%, making it above most areas in the state. The occupational breakdown of the community residents is the following:

  • 31.5% executive, management, and professional occupations
  • 27.5% sales and service jobs
  • 23.4% clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
  • 17.6% manufacturing and laborer occupations

The community is fairly diverse, and more than 48.1% were born in a country outside of the United States. The ancestral makeup of the residents is the following:

  • 31.2% South American
  • 12.1% Dominican 
  • 8.5% Puerto Rican
  • 6.4% Irish
  • 5.7% Italian

Points of Interest

Located in the eastern portion of New Durham is the Meadowview Section. This area is one of the largest green spaces in the North Hudson area. It is surrounded by several cemeteries, such as the following:

  • the Flower Hill Cemetery
  • the Grove Church Cemetery
  • the Hoboken Cemetery
  • the Macphelah Cemetery
  • the Weehawken Cemetery
  • the Palisades Cemetery

Along with the cemeteries are a collection of historically old churches, such as:

  • 1835 - New Durham Baptist Church
  • 1847 - the Grove Church

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