Green Township, New Jersey

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Green Township is a Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States Census, 2000, the township population was 3,220.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 16.3 square miles (42.2 km²), of which, 16.2 square miles (41.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.80%) is water.

History

On November 20, 1824, the southern portion of Sussex County was set off to create Warren County. The northern portions of both Hardwick and Independence Townships, remained in Sussex County and were incorporated as Green Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 27, 1824.[6]

In 1829, part of Green Township were transferred to Byram Township, but in 1853 Green Township was expanded to include a section of the old Newtown Township. On February 24, 1904, a portion of Green became Fredon Township.[6] In 1881, the area was listed as 19.65 square miles (50.9 km2); and today Green encompasses 16.5 square miles (43 km2).

The township was named after Ephraim Green, who settled near Greendell in 1770. Many sections of Green retain their identity as Tranquility, Huntsville, Greendell, and Yellow Frame.

Tranquility was originally known as Kennedytown, named for Amos Kennedy who settled here. When the location for the Tranquility Methodist Church was being decided, a disagreement arose over erecting it in Allamuchy Township or Kennedytown. A compromise was affected, with the church being erected halfway between the two points. To memorialize the agreement, the church was named Tranquility. Later, Kennedytown took the church's name as its own. (From the Green Township Website. Additional information can be found at the Green Township Historical Society.)

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