Millington, New Jersey

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Millington, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Millington Station
Millington Station
Millington, New Jersey is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Millington, New Jersey
Millington, New Jersey
Millington's location in Morris County (Inset: Morris County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 40°40′38″N 74°31′04″W / 40.67722°N 74.51778°W / 40.67722; -74.51778Coordinates: 40°40′38″N 74°31′04″W / 40.67722°N 74.51778°W / 40.67722; -74.51778
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Township Long Hill
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,000
Time zone Eastern (EST)
ZIP code 07946
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 34027

Millington is an unincorporated community located within Long Hill Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.

Geography[edit]

The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07946. It is part of the township along with Gillette, Stirling, and the hamlet of Meyersville.

It borders the southern side of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge with access to Lord Stirling Park. The Passaic River forms its western and southern border. The Raptor Trust, a famous bird rehabilitation and education center within the Great Swamp is also inside the town limits.

History[edit]

Clover Hill Swimming Club was located there. It lost a 1966 civil rights case.[citation needed] In 2013, the lake is not sanitary for swimming.[citation needed] The only activity that takes place at this lake now, 2013, is fishing.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 07946 was 3,000.

Education[edit]

Students in public school attend the Long Hill Township School System for grades K-8 and will attend Watchung Hills Regional High School in Somerset County for grades 9-12. Millington School is the only active school still located in the town. It houses grades 2-5 and had an enrollment of 505 students as of the 2005-06 school year.[1]

The Town Hall used to be used as the old school house of the town, originally built in the 19th century.

Millington is on the north west side of Long Hill Township

Infrastructure[edit]

Rail[edit]

The town has a train stop on the Gladstone Branch of the NJ Transit rail line, Millington Station. Millington Station was built in 1901, after the West Line Railroad was extended from Summit to Bernardsville during the years 1870-71.[2] Millington Station was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984.[2] Another building on the register is the Boyle/Hudspeth-Benson House. See List of Registered Historic Places in Morris County, New Jersey for other examples in the area.

Economy[edit]

Garden State Fireworks, founded in 1890, is located there.

Millington Savings Bank started as Millington Building and Loan in 1911 in the town and has grown to other branches in the area.[3]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Millington include:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data for the Long Hill Township School System, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 10, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Long Hill History website
  3. ^ Millington Bank website
  4. ^ James, George. "COMMUNITIES; Those Whom We Honor", The New York Times, May 28, 2000. Accessed December 19, 2007. "'Especially now,' said Jack H. Jacobs, who received his medal for his service in Vietnam, as he recently sat sipping coffee in the kitchen of his big Victorian house in Millington."

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