Knowlton Township, New Jersey

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Knowlton Township is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 2,977.

Knowlton Township was created by Royal Charter on February 23, 1763, from portions of Oxford Township, while the area was still part of Sussex County. Knowlton Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, and then became part of the newly-created Warren County on November 20, 1824. Portions of the township were taken to form Hope Township (April 8, 1839) and Blairstown Township (April 14, 1845).[6]

Knowlton is named after Thomas Knowlton, a Colonel in the Continental Army during the American Revolution who was killed in action at the Battle of Harlem Heights.[7] The town is organized into three postal ZIP Codes under Columbia (07832) and Delaware (07833), although a small number of Knowlton residents receive postal deliveries via the Blairstown Township (07825) post office. The town comprises several small hamlets such as Polkville, Hainesburg, Mount Pleasant, Warrington, Centerville and Knowlton itself.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 25.3 square miles (65.6 km²), of which, 24.8 square miles (64.2 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (2.09%) is water. The township is located in the Kittatinny Valley which is a section of the 700 mile long Great Appalachian Valley that stretches from Canada to Alabama.

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