Rockaway Township, New Jersey

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Rockaway Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 22,930.

Rockaway Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1844, from portions of Hanover Township and Pequannock Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Rockaway Borough (June 19, 1894), Port Oram (June 26, 1895, now Wharton) and Denville Township (April 14, 1913).[7]

A large part of the township consists of Picatinny Arsenal, a United States Army base, used mainly for the development of new weapons technologies, especially concerning anti-terrorism.

Lake Telemark (2000 Census population of 1,202) and White Meadow Lake (9,052) are census-designated places and unincorporated areas located within Rockaway Township. Hibernia, site of the Hibernia mines, is an unincorporated community within the township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.0 square miles (119.1 km²), of which, 42.8 square miles (110.9 km²) of it is land and 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²) of it (6.89%) is water.

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