Frankford Township, New Jersey

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Frankford Township is a Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,420. The township was incorporated in 1797 out of part of the existing Newton Township, and was supposedly named after Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after a visitor who hailed from that area came to help out at the rural school in the township.[7] Lafayette Township later separated in 1845 and then Branchville (which is completely surrounded by the township) separated and became incorporated in 1898.

The township is the home of the Farm and Horse Show, which relocated from Branchville to the Plains Road in 1976 when it needed more area for expansion. Now called The New Jersey State Fair / Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, it is the site of numerous activities and events throughout the year. Another large recreation area is Skylands Park, a 4,300-seat ballpark which hosts the Sussex Skyhawks of the Can-Am League starting with the 2006 baseball season.

A large outlet mall has been proposed for the intersection of U.S. Route 206, Route 15, and County Route 565 in front of Skylands Park. This mall has met a large amount of local opposition, but has been approved and is awaiting approval by the State of New Jersey.[8]

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