Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey

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Hopewell Township is a Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 16,105.

Hopewell Township dates back to February 20, 1700, when the area was still part of Burlington County. It was formerly the name for one of two portions of 800 acres (3.2 km2) of land purchased in 1714 by William Trent, and was formally set off to Hunterdon County, when that county was created on March 11, 1714. Trenton Township was formed out of this estate on June 3, 1719, later to become the City of Trenton. Hopewell Township was incorporated by Royal Charter on March 1, 1755, and incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Hopewell Township became part of Mercer County at its creation on February 22, 1838. Portions of the township were taken to form Marion Township (February 22, 1838, reverted back to Hopewell Township on February 14, 1839), Pennington (January 31, 1890) and Hopewell Borough (April 14, 1891), with additional portions of the township transferred to both Pennington and Hopewell Borough in 1915.[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 58.7 square miles (151.9 km²), of which, 58.1 square miles (150.5 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (0.92%) is water.

Also, Hopewell Twp surrounds Pennington and Hopewell.

Titusville is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Hopewell Township.

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