Frelinghuysen Township, New Jersey
|Frelinghuysen Township, New Jersey|
|— Township —|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 7, 1848|
|• Mayor||David Boynton (term ends December 31, 2013)|
|• Total||23.566 sq mi (61.034 km2)|
|• Land||23.323 sq mi (60.405 km2)|
|• Water||0.243 sq mi (0.629 km2) 1.03%|
|Area rank||118th of 566 in state
8th of 22 in county
|Elevation||689 ft (210 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||95.3/sq mi (36.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|ZIP code||07846 - Johnsonburg|
|GNIS feature ID||0882240|
Frelinghuysen Township // is a township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 2,230. The township is located in the far eastern region of the Lehigh Valley.
Frelinghuysen Township was incorporated from Hardwick Township on March 7, 1848. According to the book Historical Sites of Warren County, the township was named after the Honorable Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen, a minister and theologian of the Dutch Reformed Church who came to New Jersey in 1720. Theodorus was the grandfather of Theodore Frelinghuysen, the noted statesman, educator and running mate of presidential candidate Henry Clay on the Whig Party ticket in the 1844 election, and who is also credited as the inspiration for the township's name.
Frelinghuysen Township is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 23.566 square miles (61.034 km2), of which, 23.323 square miles (60.405 km2) of it is land and 0.243 square miles (0.629 km2) of it (1.03%) is water.(40.959486,-74.895154). According to the
|Population 1930 - 1990.|
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,083 people, 722 households, and 578 families residing in the township. The population density was 88.9 people per square mile (34.3/km²). There were 755 housing units at an average density of 32.2 per square mile (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.79% White, 0.34% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population.
There were 722 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the township the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $72,434, and the median income for a family was $78,464. Males had a median income of $56,818 versus $36,827 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,792. About 1.1% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
Frelinghuysen Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one seat coming up for election each year.
The committee has an organizational meeting each January to appoint from its membership, a Mayor and Deputy Mayor. These officers serve for one year, until the next organizational meeting.
Members of the Frelinghuysen Township Committee are Mayor Tom Charles (R, 2012), Deputy Mayor Dave Boynton (R, 2011), Alan DeCarolis (R, 2013), Frank Desidero (R, 2013) and Dale Durling (R, 2012).
Federal, state and county representation 
Frelinghuysen Township is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 24th state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Frelinghuysen Township had been in the 23rd state legislative district.
New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 24th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Steve Oroho (R, Franklin) and in the General Assembly by Alison Littell McHose (R, Franklin) and Parker Space (R, Wantage Township). Space took office in March 2013, filling the seat vacated by Gary R. Chiusano, who had been chosen to fill a vacancy as Sussex County Surrogate. The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Warren County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders whose three members are elected at-large on a staggered basis with one seat coming up for election each year. At an annual organization held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve sa Freeholder Director and other as Deputy Director. As of 2013[update], Warren County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Jason Sarnoski (R, Lopatcong Township, 2013) Freeholder Deputy Director Edward J. Smith (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2015) and Freeholder Richard D. Gardner (R, Asbury / Franklin Township, 2014). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Patricia J. Kolb (Blairstown Township), Sheriff David Gallant (Blairstown Township) and Surrogate Kevin O'Neill (Hackettstown). The County Administrator, Steve Marvin, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the county and its departments.
Public school students in grades 7 through 12 attend the North Warren Regional High School in Blairstown, a public secondary high school, serving students from the townships of Blairstown, Frelinghuysen, Hardwick, and Knowlton.
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of Frelinghuysen Township include:
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- 2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 103.
- 2013 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 12, 2013.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Township of Frelinghuysen, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 5, 2013.
- Municipalities Grouped by 2011-2020 Legislative Districts, New Jersey Department of State, p. 11. Accessed January 6, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed October 28, 2012.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
- Alleman, Helen and Leedom, Helen P. Historical Sites of Warren County. (Warren County Tercentenary Committee and Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders, New Jersey, 1965) pg. 45
- Brief History of Frelinghuysen Township, accessed December 7, 2006
- Census Estimates for New Jersey April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 26, 2012.
- New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.
- Township Committee, Township of Frelinghuysen. Accessed March 15, 2011.
- Warren County page for Frelinghuysen Township, Warren County, New Jersey. Accessed March 15, 2011.
- Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed January 6, 2013.
- 2012 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, p. 57, New Jersey League of Women Voters. Accessed January 6, 2013.
- Districts by Number for 2011-2020, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 6, 2013.
- 2011 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, p. 57, New Jersey League of Women Voters. Accessed January 6, 2013.
- Directory of Representatives: New Jersey, United States House of Representatives. Accessed January 5, 2012.
- Legislative Roster 2012-2013 Session, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed April 25, 2013.
- Miller, Jennifer Jean. "George Graham Chosen as Freeholder at Sussex County Republican Convention", TheAlternativePress.com, April 13, 2013. Accessed April 25, 2013. "Graham will fill the freeholder seat that New Jersey Assemblyman Parker Space left to take his new position. Space recently took the seat, which formerly belonged to Gary Chiusano, who in turn, was appointed to the spot of Sussex County Surrogate, following the retirement of Surrogate Nancy Fitzgibbons."
- "About the Governor". State of New Jersey. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
- "About the Lieutenant Governor". State of New Jersey. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
- Board of Chosen Freeholders, Warren County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
- County Clerk's Office, Warren County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
- Message from Surrogate, Warren County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
- Constitutional Officers, Warren County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
- 2012 Official Directory, Warren County, New Jersey. Accessed January 10, 2013.
- Data for the Frelinghuysen Township School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 15, 2011.
- School Profile, North Warren Regional High School, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 19, 2007. Accessed March 15, 2011. "North Warren Regional is a public secondary school district, serving students in grades 7-12 in the townships of Blairstown, Frelinghuysen, Hardwick, and Knowlton. The district covers 96.8 square miles (251 km2) bordering the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in scenic Warren County."
- Isaac Wildrick, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 1, 2007.
- Frelinghuysen Township website
- Warren County page for Frelinghuysen Township
- Frelinghuysen Township School
- Frelinghuysen Township School's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Frelinghuysen Township School, National Center for Education Statistics
- North Warren Regional School District
- North Warren Regional High School's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the North Warren Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics
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