The land that comprises Flemington was originally the territory of the Lenni-Lenape Indians, as was all of Hunterdon County. Flemington is surrounded by the Township of Raritan and is located in the near geographic center of the Township. The Borough is also the County Seat of Hunterdon. By 1980 sixty-five percent of Flemington borough had been included on the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
The most dramatic change in Flemington was its transformation into a major factory outlet center, which is called Liberty Village and Turntable Junction. With over sixty-five stores, it has become one of the finest high quality manufactures outlet shopping complexes in the Country.
In 1935, the world shone a spotlight on sleepy Flemington when the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, who was charged with the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son, was held in the old Main Street courthouse. Since that event, Flemington has sprouted over 100 outlet and specialty stores, and grown popular as a shopping destination.
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