Manville, New Jersey

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Manville is a Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 10,343. Manville was named after the Johns-Manville Corporation, which maintained a large manufacturing facility in the borough for decades.

Historically, many of Manville's residents are of Slavic — mostly eastern Polish (23.1% of the borough's population[7]) and western Ukrainian) descent — with many businesses and restaurants geared towards the Polish-American community. (CR 533).

Manville was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 1, 1929, with a referendum held on April 18, 1929.[8]

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Geography

Manville is located at 40°32′20″N 74°35′36″W / 40.539003°N 74.593450°W / 40.539003; -74.593450 (40.539003, -74.593450).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km2), all of it land.

Much of Manville is in a low-lying flood plain and is surrounded by rivers and streams on all but the western side which borders neighboring Hillsborough Township by land. The Raritan River forms the northern boundary of the borough and is met by the Millstone River which forms the eastern boundary of the borough, where a weir exists at the confluence of the rivers which is used for water intake purposes by New Jersey American Water.

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