Hillsborough Township, New Jersey

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Hillsborough Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 36,634.

Hillsborough Township was originally created by Royal Charter on September 12, 1771, from portions of Western precinct. It was incorporated as one of New Jersey's original 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to form Millstone (May 14, 1894) and Manville (April 1, 1929).[6]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 54.8 square miles (141.9 km²); 54.7 square miles (141.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.18%) is water. In terms of area, it is the largest township in Somerset County.

Communities

Unincorporated communities located within Hillsborough Township are Belle Mead, Blackwells Mills, Flagtown, Neshanic, and South Branch. Parts of Belle Mead and Blackwells Mills are located in neighboring communities adjacent to Hillsborough Township.

Redevelopment

After the three and three quarter mile US 206 bypass is completed, the town plans to design a town center along the old Business Route 206.[7] Construction for the bypass is expected to begin in 2009 and be complete by 2012.[8] The old section of US-206 will become the main street for the township and will be zoned for commercial and residential use.

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