Six Mile Run, New Jersey

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For the stream in New Jersey named Six Mile Run, see Six Mile Run (New Jersey).
Six Mile Run, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Six Mile Run, New Jersey is located in Somerset County, New Jersey
Six Mile Run, New Jersey
Six Mile Run, New Jersey
Location of Six Mile Run CDP within Somerset County. Inset: Location of Somerset County in the state of New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°28′12″N 74°31′56″W / 40.469914°N 74.532222°W / 40.469914; -74.532222Coordinates: 40°28′12″N 74°31′56″W / 40.469914°N 74.532222°W / 40.469914; -74.532222[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Somerset
Township Franklin Township
Area[2]
 • Total 7.484 sq mi (19.383 km2)
 • Land 7.476 sq mi (19.363 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.020 km2)  0.10%
Elevation[3] 98 ft (30 m)
Population (Census 2010)[4]
 • Total 3,184
 • Density 425.9/sq mi (164.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 609 and 732/848
FIPS code 3467820[1][2]
GNIS feature ID 02584028[1][2]

Six Mile Run is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located in Franklin Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States.[5][6][7] As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 3,184.[4]

Geography[edit]

Six Mile Run CDP is located at 40°28′12″N 74°31′56″W / 40.469914°N 74.532222°W / 40.469914; -74.532222 (40.469914,-74.532222). According to the United States Census Bureau, Six Mile Run had a total area of 7.484 square miles (19.383 km2), of which, 7.476 square miles (19.363 km2) of it is land and 0.008 square miles (0.020 km2) of it (0.10%) is water.[1][2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 3,184
Population sources: 2010[4]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,184 people, 1,152 households, and 820.2 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 425.9 per square mile (164.4 /km2). There were 1,218 housing units at an average density of 162.9 per square mile (62.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 37.00% (1,178) White, 33.86% (1,078) Black or African American, 0.19% (6) Native American, 23.62% (752) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.73% (87) from other races, and 2.61% (83) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 8.92% (284) of the population.[4]

There were 1,152 households, of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 22.7% 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 2.76 and the average family size was 3.31.[4]

In the CDP, 25.5% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.3 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.[4]

Historic district on the National Register of Historic Places[edit]

Six Mile Run Historic District
Reservoir 011.jpg
Six Mile Run Reservoir Site
Location Franklin Township, New Jersey
Area 64,450 acres (260.8 km2)
NRHP Reference # 95001191
Added to NRHP October 25, 1995

The National Register of Historic Places defines the Six Mile Run Historic District as roughly bounded by Grouser Road, Amwell Road, Bennetts Lane, New Jersey Route 27, a diagonal line from the bridge at Six Mile Run to South Middlebush Road at Claremont, Butler Road and the Millstone River. It includes a portion of the Delaware and Raritan Canal and the Six Mile Run Canal House that are separately listed on the National Register. It contains 149 contributing buildings, 5 contributing sites and 44 contributing structures.

Examples of Six Mile Run Historic District contributing buildings are the three Meadows Foundation maintained properties listed here:

  • Van Liew-Suydam House, 280 South Middlebush Road. It was built in the 18th century by Peter Van Liew. Joseph Suydam later built the part of the house that is visible today. The newest and largest portion of the house was built in 1875. Although the most recent long term owner of the house was named French, the house has been named after its two initial owners.
  • Hageman Farm, 209 South Middlebush Road
  • Wyckoff-Garretson House, 215 South Middlebush Road

Historic village name[edit]

Six Mile Run is the historic name for an unincorporated community within portions of North Brunswick Township and South Brunswick Township in Middlesex County and Franklin Township in Somerset County, in New Jersey. Route 27 (historically known as Old Road/King's Highway and once part of the Lincoln Highway system) bisects the village and serves as the dividing line between the two counties.[8] The village name was formally changed from Six Mile Run to Franklin Park on June 25, 1872.[9]

Six Mile Run Reformed Church[edit]

Six Mile Run Reformed Church

In 1710, a congregation of the Dutch Reformed Church (now the Reformed Church in America) formed the Six Mile Run Reformed Church.[10][11] The first building was replaced by a new building in 1766 and was later replaced in 1817 by a third structure on the same site. The current building replaced the 1817 church that was destroyed by fire in 1879. The Frelinghuysen Memorial Chapel was added in 1907 and the Fellowship Hall was dedicated in 1958.[12]

Six Mile Run Reservoir[edit]

The proposed Six Mile Run Reservoir Site is adjacent to the Delaware and Raritan Canal and included a large portion of the Six Mile Run Watershed in central Franklin Township. In 1970, the land for the reservoir was acquired by the State through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resources as a future reservoir and recreation area and included many of the properties later listed as contributing to the Six Mile National Register Historic District. The reservoir was never built, and in 1993 administration of the area was transferred to the Division of Parks and Forestry. (see http://www.dandrcanal.com/pdf/6MileRun_HuntingMap.pdf for map showing boundary of reservoir site)

Six Mile Run Reservoir section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park[edit]

Today the Six Mile Run Reservoir site is maintained as a State Park and includes several trails that are used primarily by mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders. It has 8 miles (13 km) of twisting single track maintained by JORBA. Access to the park can be found at the large parking lot on Canal Road near Six Mile Run Road, from the parking lot of the private soccer club on Route 27, and from several smaller parking areas on roads that traverse the park. (see http://www.dandrcanal.com/interest.html#sixmile for more information and trail maps, see http://www.dandrcanal.com/pdf/6MileRun_HuntingMap.pdf for parking areas).

Because part of the land at the site was taken out of cultivation 39 years ago, the process of "old field succession" has now yielded up trees and foliage that are unique among state park lands. In the section between Canal Road and South Middlebush Road, there are postings describing the foliage and the natural process. The "Red Dot" hiking trail, which runs between Canal Road and South Middlebush Road, has now been extended from South Middlebush Road up to NJ Rte 27. There is a new White Trail, not fully blazed but very usable, running from a left fork off Red Dot near South Middlebush Road, to a parking lot off Jacques Lane.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2013.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Six Mile Run Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed August 23, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Six Mile Run CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 11, 2013.
  5. ^ GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Somerset County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 11, 2013.
  6. ^ 2006-2010 American Community Survey Geography for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed February 11, 2013.
  7. ^ New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed February 11, 2013.
  8. ^ William B. Brahms, Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ: A History, FTPL; ISBN 0-9668586-0-3 page 412
  9. ^ William B. Brahms, Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ: A History, FTPL; ISBN 0-9668586-0-3 page 414
  10. ^ "Church of the Three Mile Run". Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  11. ^ "First Reformed Church of New Brunswick". First Reformed Church of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  12. ^ William B. Brahms, Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ: A History, FTPL; ISBN 0-9668586-0-3 page 543

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