Holland Township, New Jersey

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Holland Township is a township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 5,124.

Holland Township is located in the northwestern part of Hunterdon County. The Delaware River forms its boundary with Pennsylvania and the Musconetcong River its boundary with Warren County. It was created from Alexandria Township on April 13, 1874, returning and remerged with Alexandria Township on March 4, 1878. The township was reformed and separated as a municipality of its own again on March 11, 1879. Milford was created on April 15, 1911 from portions of Holland Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 8, 1911.[6]

The Volendam Windmill Museum is a working mill driven by wind, used for grinding raw grain into flour. The 60-foot (18 m) structure is seven stories high with sail arms 68 feet (21 m) from tip to tip.[7]

The 379-acre (1.53 km2) Musconetcong Gorge Nature Preserve is an undeveloped park managed by the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreational System, with steeply wooded terrain overlooking the Musconetcong River. The gorge includes many spring-fed streams, a variety of plant species and wildlife. While much of the area offers challenging hikes, a variety of trails are being developed to offer access to less-seasoned hikers.[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.1 square miles (62.4 km²), of which, 23.7 square miles (61.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (1.62%) is water.

Holland Township borders Alexandria Township, Bethlehem Township, and Milford Borough. Holland Township also borders Warren County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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