Pitman borough sits within central Gloucester County, and dates back to Gloucester County Methodist ministers seeking a site for an annual camp meeting. Land was purchased from the Jessup family, the New Jersey Camp Meeting Association was chartered, and the first Pitman Grove Camp Meeting was held in August 1871, named for Rev. Charles Pitman. With no accommodations or housing, attendees pitched tents. As the Association began selling lots in 1873, the first cottages began to be erected, and by 1890 Pittman Grove had over 400 permanent homes. Then after petitioning to become its own town, Governor Stokes signed the bill incorporating Pitman Borough on May 24, 1905. Nobody quite knows why “Grove” was dropped in naming the town.
As of July 1976, Pitman Grove and Pitman Grove Auditorium were recorded into the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, and in August 1977 added to the National Register of Historic Places. The town now maintains an historic district ordinance, and any exterior building changes require a Certificate of Appropriateness from the borough’s building inspector.
Over the decades Pitman has seen ebbs and flows in its population with its 2.3 square miles, but it currently has about 9,000 residents. While as of 2014 the town is no longer “dry,” liquor stores and bars are prohibited. Though there are plenty of B.Y.O.B restaurants, and two local craft breweries operate under terms outlined by the state for sales of beer by the glass in their tasting rooms.
What’s in Pitman?
- The iconic Broadway Theater – with unique architecture, magnificent chandeliers and old-style balcony and elevated boxes features local and professional performing arts talent.
- The Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce, Uptown Pitman [provide hyperlink] comprises over 120 entities, and the main business section of the quaint town runs right down Broadway.
- As a small town, Pitman is a walking school district served by the Pitman School District [provide hyperlink], including three neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
- Adjacent to the Borough in Sewell is Pitman Gold Course [provide hyperlink].
Homes for Sale in Pitman, NJ
There’s a wide variety of homes for sale in Pitman, NJ. Choose from single-family homes, condos, duplexes, and luxury properties, all of which come in different styles. There is also acreage for sale throughout the Borough.
Let us help you explore Pitman real estate options. Contact Gina Romano, today at 864.434.4050 or through this page for more information about homes for sale in Pitman. We look forward to serving you!
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