Sandyston Township, New Jersey

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Sandyston Township is a small semi-rural Township located in the north-western part of the state in Sussex County, New Jersey, near the Pennsylvania border. The township is surrounded by and part of many National and State Parks.

As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 1,825, rising to 1,924 as of the 2006 Census estimate.[2] Recently, the township has been ranked by New Jersey Monthly magazine as the sixth most desirable municipality in the State of New Jersey to live. Sandyston's growth in recent years has been attributed to the influx of people from more urban parts of the state and even New York City, located less than 75 miles away.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Sandyston Township as its 26th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[6]

Sandyston was first formed by Royal Charter on February 26, 1762, from portions of Walpack Township. Sandyston was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798.[7]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 43.3 square miles (112.2 km²), of which, 42.6 square miles (110.4 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it (1.62%) is water.

Sandyston Township sits anywhere between 300 and 1,600 feet above sea-level. A ridge runs along the eastern half of the township called the Kittatinny Mountains. The highest point in the township is Sunrise Mountain in Stokes State Forest. The lowest point is around the Delaware River in the western half of the township.

Hainesville is an unincorporated community located within the township. Layton is an unincorporated community within Sandyston, served as ZIP code 07851.

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