Blairstown was named in 1839 for New Jersey's all-time wealthiest citizen, railroad magnet John I. Blair (1802 - 1899). Once a frontier village, Blairstown retains much of its charm from the 1800s. The Blairstown Historic Preservation Committee (BHPC) is a volunteer organization working to create awareness of the life of John I. Blair as well as the significant history of Blairstown Township and Warren County. The historic district was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places by BHPC, 2007.
Visitors are invited to take one of BHPC's FREE guided tours or the self-guided tour highlighting the landmarks of the Main Street. See our website and Facebook page for guided tour information. Tour maps can be found at the municipal building, library and sites throughout the town. Rotating exhibits can be viewed weekdays 8 am - 4 pm (by appointment on weekends) at the township municipal building. Blairstown's archives are housed in the building and can be accessed by appointment.