Alexandria Township Information
Alexandria Township is located in northwestern Hunterdon County, where its rich history and rural charm appeal to residents and visitors alike. A thoughtful combination of residential and commercial growth is balanced by scenic acres of rolling farmland and open space. Outlet shops, wineries, country inns and historical sites in the area make Alexandria a popular place to live, work and play.
Bordered by the Delaware River at its westernmost portion, Alexandria is surrounded by Bethlehem, Holland, Union, Frenchtown, Milford, Franklin and Kingwood. Bucks County, Pennsylvania is across the Delaware River. Measuring approximately 28 square miles, the Alexandria has about 5,000 residents.
Old-fashioned fun is promoted at township events which include an annual fishing derby at Bruner’s Pond, an Easter egg hunt, Halloween fun fair, a community day and a summer concert series.
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Clinton Town & Clinton Township Information
Clinton Township encompasses 39 square miles of picturesque rural scenery and rolling hillsides in northern Hunterdon County. The smaller Clinton Borough is a delightful one-square-mile village filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and museums. Its Main Street is lined with cherry trees which burst into pale pink blooms each spring.
The most famous sites in the borough are two 19th century industrial mills. The Red Mill and the Stone Mill are located on opposite sides of an 1870 truss bridge crossing over the South Branch of the Raritan River and a flowing waterfall. Today, the circa 1810 Red Mill houses the Hunterdon Historical Museum while the Stone Mill, built in 1836, is home to the Hunterdon Art Museum.
Clinton borders High Bridge and the Townships of Franklin, Union, Lebanon, Readington, Raritan and Tewksbury. According to the 2010 census, the town of Clinton has just over 2,700 residents and Clinton Township has a population of about 13,740.
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Franklin Township Information
Established in 1845, rural Franklin Township encompasses approximately 23 square miles in the center of Hunterdon County. Franklin borders neighboring townships of Alexandria, Clinton, Delaware, Kingwood, Raritan and Union as well as the town of Clinton. Data from 2007 reported a population of 3,119 residents.
Geologically speaking, Franklin Township has some of New Jersey’s most productive farming soils, a fact that is enhanced by its many streams and creeks. Long an agricultural center, the township is still characterized by open fields, meadows, orchards and pick-your-own farms. Soybeans, hay, corn and nursery stock are some of the major crops produced in Franklin today. In order to retain its picturesque country setting, the township maintains over 3,200 acres of preserved farmland, open space and conservation easements.
Bucolic landscapes dominate Franklin, but 21st century conveniences are close by. A large shopping center on Route 513/Pittstown Road near Interstate 78 includes a Walmart, Shop-Rite, TJ Maxx and other shops, services and eateries.
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Readington Township Information
Readington Township’s longstanding history reaches far back to pre-Revolutionary times; King George II created what he called “Readings” township by a Royal Charter on July 15, 1730. Having the distinction of being the first township formed after Hunterdon County was established, this 48-square-mile municipality is the largest in the county. Located in the easternmost portion of Hunterdon County, bordering towns include Raritan, Clinton and Tewksbury Townships and Branchburg in Somerset County.
Scenic natural beauty and waterways characterize Readington’s agrarian landscapes, where thousands of acres of dedicated open space and protected farmland retain the community’s rural flavor. Most recent statistics report over 17,000 citizens living in this strategically-located township situated approximately half-way between New York City and Philadelphia.
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Tewksbury Township Real Estate Information
Some of the state’s most captivating scenery can be found in Tewksbury Township’s picturesque villages and hamlets. Oldwick, Mountainville, Cokesbury and Pottersville each have their own distinctive character, yet each also has iconic examples of restored antique homes, gracious country inns, old-fashioned general stores and an established church or two. These small villages are significant in their heritage; all are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located in northeastern Hunterdon County, Tewksbury Township measures about 31 square miles and is home to over 6,000 residents.
With long history dating back to the pre-Revolutionary era, Tewksbury Township was divided from Lebanon Township in 1755 by a Royal decree. In 1798, Tewksbury became one of New Jersey’s first recognized townships. Tewksbury is said to be named for the differently-spelled town of Tewkesbury in western England. To celebrate this fact, the two locations formed a sister city relationship in 2003.
Today, the decidedly rural feeling of the township is evidenced in its open spaces, equestrian trails and rolling farmland. Nearby suburban conveniences can be reached by Routes 78, 22 or 206 which are less than five miles away from nearly any part of Tewksbury. Bordering towns include Bedminster, Lebanon and Whitehouse Station.
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Union Township Information
Union Township in northwestern Hunterdon County has been recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine for both its exceptional lifestyle and outstanding schools. The township was ranked 21st on a list of 566 municipalities in the publication’s “Best Places to Live in New Jersey” issue in 2008. In 2010, when New Jersey Monthly released the names of the top high schools in the state, North Hunterdon High School was named 60th on a list of 322 high schools. Union Township students attend North Hunterdon with students from several surrounding townships. Union Township’s local elementary and middle schools are also highly-rated.
Residents of Union Township appreciate relaxed country living combined with suburban conveniences such as excellent shopping, outstanding cultural events and superb educational facilities nearby. The township is a short drive from Interstate 78 or Route 31, while the historic villages of Clinton or Flemington are five and 15 minutes away respectively.
Measuring approximately 20 square miles, Union Township has a population of about 5,900 residents. Bordering municipalities include Alexandria, Bethlehem, Clinton, Franklin, Holland and Lebanon.
Three historic communities in Union Township are Pattenburg, Jutland and Norton. Both Pattenburg and Jutland were railroad stops, making them attractive places for homes and businesses. Schools, community centers, churches and shops established these village centers, which have all been designated as historic districts.
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