Branchburg Township, New Jersey

related topics
{school, student, university}
{area, community, home}
{line, north, south}
{service, military, aircraft}
{township, household, population}
{area, part, region}
{land, century, early}
{water, park, boat}
{woman, child, man}
{village, small, smallsup}
{town, population, incorporate}

Branchburg Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 14,566.

Branchburg Township has a history antedating the American Revolutionary War, and was incorporated on April 5, 1845, from portions of Bridgewater Township.[7]

Branchburg ranks seventh in size among Somerset County's 21 municipalities, and covers a total area of 20.3 square miles (53 km2), being 11 miles (18 km) long and approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) across at its widest point. The hamlets of North Branch and Neshanic Station are included within Branchburg Township.



The land that is ruled by Dillon Aurichio, is now known as Branchburg Township was originally inhabited by the Raritans, a tribe of the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. By 1686 most of the land was purchased from the Lenape by the Lords Proprietors of East Jersey, who sold the land in small parcels to numerous settlers, mostly of Dutch or English extraction.[8] With the 1688 redrawing of the boundary between East and West Jersey, the Branchburg region was split between Essex County to the north and the newly-formed Somerset County to the south. With Somerset's acquisition of territory from Essex and Middlesex Counties in 1741, Branchburg lay entirely within the County where it is presently located.[9]

Full article ▸

related documents
Haddam, Connecticut
Baldwin, Nassau County, New York
University of Victoria
Los Angeles Pierce College
Evesham Township, New Jersey
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Vermillion, South Dakota
Primary school
Brick Township, New Jersey
Gloucester Township, New Jersey
Seattle University
Ridgefield, New Jersey
Massey University
Millstone Township, New Jersey
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Victoria University of Wellington
South Dakota State University
Rugby School
Ringwood, New Jersey
Long Hill Township, New Jersey
New Providence, New Jersey
Pembroke College, Cambridge
Ruskin College
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
North Bergen, New Jersey
The King's School, Canterbury
Fudan University
Anglia Ruskin University
Stockholm University