BOROUGH OF PEAPACK/GLADSTONE


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The picturesque twin towns of Peapack and Gladstone sit in the rolling hills of northern Somerset County.  The northern part of the borough was named for British Prime Minister Sir William Gladstone.  In the mid-18th century, lime burning was a significant industry for the borough.  By 1880, the village contained a hotel, two gristmills, a post office, two churches, four stores, three blacksmith shops and six perpetual limekilns.  Spurred on by wealthy New Yorkers who recently moved to the area, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad extended tracks to Peapack-Gladstone in 1890. During the latter part of the 19th century, northern areas of Somerset County were developed into summer homes for the wealthy.  The former home of Kate Macy Ladd, built between 1909-1913 and known as Natirar (Raritan spelled backwards), is still a landmark in the area.  Learn More…