Hunt Homestead Quilt "The Hunt"

Barn Information

Quilt: The Hunt

The Smith-Bohn Family Hunt Homestead
Contact: Stacey Smith-Bohn
80 County Rd. 627
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Farm History:

The farm has been in the family since the mid-1770's. It was purchased by Thomas Hunt in 1758. His son, Edward, was the first in the family to build a home and farm the land. He settled here about 1773.

Barn History:

The barn that has the quilt block, was built around 1900. The main barn was built in the mid-1850's and the "quilt barn" was built after the main barn.

This barn has always been referred to as a wagon house. In one of the first floor bays, there is still some equipment on the wall that is believed to have been used to help lift the body of the wagon to change it. On the west side of this barn is a built-in corn crib that can be filled from the second story of the barn. The barn continues to be used to store tractors and farm equipment.

The barn is constructed of wood and built so that you could back tractors, wagons etc. up the bank and into the second floor of the barn; this made it easy to fill the corn crib on the west side.

The current owner is the 7th generation of the family to live on the farm and in the farmhouse built by Edward Hunt in 1775. Edward was a known patriot and the family history indicates that "in the winter of 1778-1779, sixty cavalry horses belonging to the American Army were wintered on Hunt's meadows and were returned to the Army in the spring in excellent condition." They don't claim that Washington slept there, but maybe his horse did!

Many different farm crops and products have been produced on the farm over the years such as milk, peaches, tomatoes, sheep, chickens, eggs, grain, hay and beef cattle.

Hunt Homestead is currently home to two Morgan horses and a small herd of alpacas. Warm, soft alpaca fiber is a favorite material for many hand spinners and knitters. Raw alpaca fiber for spinning and processed alpaca yarn is available for sale at the farm.

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80 County Road 627
Phillipsburg NJ 08865


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The mission of the Barn Quilt Association of New Jersey is to provide a sustainable heritage tourism attraction/activity while preserving and celebrating the unique agriculture, history, and arts culture of our area through visual combinations of barns and quilt designs, to educate the public and showcase our Garden State.

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