Stillwater Township, New Jersey

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Stillwater Township is a Township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. It is a farming community with a small "village." Stillwater is known for its lakeside summer residences, abundant limestone and lime kilns. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 4,267.

Crandon Lakes (2000 Census population of 1,150) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area split between Hampton Township and Stillwater Township.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Stillwater Township as its 40th best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[7]

Stillwater was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 27, 1824, from portions of Hardwick Township.[8]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.4 square miles (73.5 km²), of which, 27.1 square miles (70.2 km²) of it is land and 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²) of it (4.44%) 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.

Stillwater is the home of Swartswood State Park, established in 1914 as the first State Park established by the state of New Jersey. In the center of the park lies the Little Swartswood and Swartswood Lake. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

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