Christoffel Vought Farmstead, commonly known as the 1759 Vought House, was built in 1759. The house is a heavy timber frame, and the walls are made with wattle and daub. Distinctive features of the interior are four original plaster ceilings with geometric designs. The house was part of a 258-acre farm.

Christoffel Vought was a loyalist during the American Revolution and volunteered to join the British Army. Vought was captured by the Patriots and found guilty by a Jury of Inquisition. Vought and his family went into exile in Nova Scotia. The land and house were sold at auction.

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 16, 2008, for its significance in agriculture, archaeology, architecture, exploration/settlement and military history. The building is on Preservation New Jersey’s 2010 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites list.


35 Grayrock Rd, Clinton, NJ 08809


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