Clark, New Jersey

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Clark is a township in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 14,597.

The territory that would become Clark was originally a part of several of the early villages of the State and of Union County, but it was in 1858 after the village of Rahway incorporated itself into a city, that the land of present-day Clark, officially became a community. The City of Rahway designated this land as the 5th Ward of Rahway. Clark was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1864, from portions of Rahway.[7] The Township was named for Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Portions of the township were taken to form Cranford Township (March 14, 1871) and Winfield Township (August 6, 1941).[7]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Clark as its 33rd best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.[8]

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Geography

Clark is at 40°37′13″N 74°18′34″W / 40.620336°N 74.309340°W / 40.620336; -74.309340 (40.620336, -74.309340).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Clark has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km2), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.2 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (3.12%) is water.

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