Hightstown is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. Hightstown was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 5, 1853, within portions of East Windsor Township. The borough became fully independent c. 1894. Additional portions of East Windsor Township were annexed in 1913, 1915 and 1927. It was named for John and Mary Hight, who established a tavern in the area in the 1750s.
Welcome to Hightstown, a community of a little more than 5,000 residents who are proud of the Borough’s history, diversity and culture. Founded in 1721, Hightstown, New Jersey has a fascinating past, an engaging present and an exciting future. Hightstown is a warm and friendly community that embraces newcomers and long-time residents alike.Hightstown has inviting neighborhoods, amazing architecture, interesting businesses and caring organizations. Whether you are a resident, a business owner, thinking about moving to, or are just visiting, Hightstown has something to offer everyone. ~ DowntownHightstown.org