Welcome to Frenchtown.com,
the community website of Frenchtown, New Jersey
one of Hunterdon County's Secret Treasures...
~ a quaint and charming little town on the Delaware...
CLICK ANYWHERE ON THE ABOVE PHOTO TO SEE AERIAL VIEWS OF FRENCHTOWN, N.J.
(past events in gray background may repeat next year)
All Year Long...
New Jersey - the charming little village along the Delaware - to
shop, eat, bicycle through, or simply enjoy the charm and ambiance of
our little River Town.
Some folks from the area are currently serving in in Iraq.
But who are they?
Please let us know, so that we might do something to
Support our Troops in Iraq
soldiers from New Jersey communities just like ours have died in Iraq so far,
hundreds have been wounded, thousands have served...
3902 American Soldiers have been killed to date - since this war began in March of 2003.
Source: Iraq Casulties.org
(as of Dec 31, 2007)
And, by the way, many tens of thousands of Iraqis have also died in this war to date according to reports by the BBC
These soldiers - men and women of our communities - are risking their lives, being wounded in battle and dying for us - in an increasingly unpopular war.
What are we doing for them?
To our Local Veterans who have served or are serving or will be serving in Iraq:
We'd like to create a section of this website as a service to you and your families. - a place where you can leave messages, send photos, tell us your story of your own personal experiences in Iraq - if you want to.
At least tell us who you are, your branch and unit, and/or where you are serving.
We can give you an email address - sgt.[yourname]@Frenchtown.com - just ask and verify your service and we can set it up for you in a day. If you want to upload pictures or build your own web pages, let us know and we'll set up ftp access for you to your own directory
Please contact the webmaster, Vietnam Veteran Alan Runfeldt, and tell us whatever you can - or want to - about our Frenchtown area men and women who have served or are serving or will be serving our country in Iraq.
As soon as we can, we'll be posting a message board for our website visitors to leave messages for the troops who are away from home and in harm's way in service to their country.
Also, if you are a soldier, or wish to support the soldiers in an effective and unique way, please visit this website: ANY SOLDIER DOT-COM You, and some soldier in Iraq will be glad you did.
Sponsored for our troops by the Vietnam Veterans of http://8thmob.org
A Soldier in Need of our Moral Support
Audie Murphy Hospital
Spinal Cord Injury Unit GLB
7400 Merton Minter Blvd
San Antonio Tx 78229
Please send a message - a post card, a get-well card, a letter - to this wounded serviceman who lost his physical mobility as a result of injuries sustained while serving with the US Marines in Iraq.
He's not getting the moral support he needs, and you can help him with some kinds words of support.
Thanks, a Vietnam Veteran
A B&B visitor: "It's very refreshing to be here."
A local business owner: "We like Frenchtown just like it is.."
photo montage at the top of the page
various aspects of our charming community, beginning, top left, with
famous image of the "Race Street Corner" with the old buildings freshly
painted in a bright burnt-orange which seems to suit the location.
great in spring when the local shopkeepers and artists put out flowers
To the right, you see a portion of our famous "Frenchtown-Uhlerstown Bridge" built years and years ago to replace the old ferry run by Mr. Sherrod in the 1700's. It was a covered bridge until it was partially washed away in the floods of 1913. You can see a neat old photo of the covered bridge - after the flood - in the Frenchtown Cafe, on Bridge Street - just a few steps away from the Race Street Corner.
To the right of the bridge, you see folks out for a stroll along one of the many hiking trails in the area. The old railroad right-of-way along the river is now a hiking and biking path enoyed by residents and visitors all seasons of the year.
The white buildings on the bottom are a home, the local Library and Municipal Building and one of Frenchtown's lovely churches. This architectural style is what gives Frenchtown a bit of a "New England" look and charm.
Finally, on the bottom left, you will see some folks strolling past one of the many antique and gift shops which attract many visitors to Frenchtown.
although we have many excellent restaurants and cafés, "Yes,
we have no MacDonalds!"
In fact, you might say that our mission statement, simply
put is to "Protect the Quaintness of Frenchtown".
Welcome to Frenchtown. Now, come on in to our website.
Send a message to webmaster Alan Runfeldt
And, by the way... Support donations to help defray the costs of maintenance and updates for Frenchtown.com can be sent to sent to our PayPal account c/o email@example.com (subject Frenchtown.com) and will be gratefully accepted.
Frenchtown.com is privately owned and operated and is not officially endorsed as an "official" website of Frenchtown Borough Government.
But our purpose is clearly stated to serve visitors and the local community - including our own Borough Council.
All original content © 1997-2004 Frenchtown.com
Oh, no! We're not a secret any more!
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site last updated 4/15/2007