Propane New Jersey
Within Northeast, Mercer County lies Hightstown, a borough home to more than 5,000 New Jersey residents. Hightstown was incorporated on March 5th, 1853, as part of the New Jersey Legislature. The borough was named after the Hight family, who had established a tavern in the local area during the 1750s. Hightstown was created from portions of East Windsor Township but became fully independent in 1894. Portions of East Windsor Township were annexed from Hightstown in 1913, 1915, and 1927.
During the 19th century, Hightstown was served by the Camden & Amboy Railroad, New Jersey’s first chartered railway and the third oldest railways within the United States. Camden and Amboy Railroad opened service to Hightstown in December of 1831 using a British-built locomotive known as the John Bull. Later, Camden & Amboy was acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) in 1871 and consolidated it with the United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company. Later, ownership of PRR was transferred to Penn Central in 1968, followed by Conrail in 1976. In early 1982, Conrail ended freight service to Hightstown on the Hightstown Industrial Track after filing for abandonment that fall. The track was removed in March 1983.
While Conrail no longer services Hightstown, Hightstown public transportation has continued largely thanks to Greater Mercer Transportation Association which offers service on Route 130 Connection, largely through Trenton Transit Center and South Brunswick. Additionally, the Princeton Junction Shuttle connects Hightstown to East Windsor Township and Princeton Junction Rail Station. Many Hightstown residents take advantage of the plethora of public transportation options to New York for both work and leisure and will often use the Suburban Coach to Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Terminal, and other destinations with Manhattan.
Hightstown is well known for its comprehensive school district, which serves students from Hightstown as well as East Windsor Township. Students can attend Hightstown schools from kindergarten to twelfth grade by enrolling in one of the many schools located within the borough including, Walter C. Black Elementary School, Ethel McKnight Elementary School, Perry L. Drew Elementary School, Grace N. Rogers Elementary School, Melvin H. Keeps Middle School, and Hightstown High School.
GasTec’s customers know they can rely on GasTec for all their propane needs. This is not just because GasTec is a well-respected propane company, but because GasTec takes the time to learn their customer’s unique needs and build a tailored plan complete with specialized propane services and propane delivery options. GasTec will continue to service Hightstown residents and supply them with affordable, green propane for their homes and businesses.