Readington Township, New Jersey

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Readington Township is a Township located in the easternmost portion of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 15,803. Nationwide, Readington Township ranks 87th among the Highest-income places in the United States with a population of at least 10,000.

Whitehouse Station is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Readington Township.

Created by Royal Charter of King George II, "Reading" Township was formed July 15, 1730 from portions of Amwell Township. It was the first new township created after Hunterdon became a county. The Township was incorporated as Readingtown Township, one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships, on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were annexed by Tewksbury Township in 1832 and 1861.[6]

Containing almost forty-eight square miles, it remains the largest township in the County. Over 8,000 acres (32 km2) of land have been preserved. Readington Township is bounded on the north by the Lamington River and Rockaway Creek; to the east by Somerset County, which existed as the boundary between East and West Jersey from 1688-1695;[7] to the south, the South Branch of the Raritan River; and to the west by the old West Jersey Society's line which crosses the Cushetunk Mountains.

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