Bedminster, New Jersey
|Bedminster, New Jersey|
|Township of Bedminster|
Map of Bedminster Township in Somerset County. Inset: Location of Somerset County in New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Bedminster Township, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Royal charter||April 4, 1749|
|Incorporated||February 21, 1798|
|Named for||Bedminster, Bristol|
|• Body||Township Committee|
|• Mayor||Steven E. Parker (R, term ends December 31, 2018)|
|• Administrator / Municipal clerk||Judith A. Sullivan|
|• Total||26.301 sq mi (68.119 km2)|
|• Land||26.080 sq mi (67.547 km2)|
|• Water||0.221 sq mi (0.573 km2) 0.84%|
100th of 566 in state|
5th of 21 in county
|Elevation||141 ft (43 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2016)||8,217|
283rd of 566 in state|
12th of 21 in county
|• Density||313.1/sq mi (120.9/km2)|
|• Density rank||
476th of 566 in state|
20th of 21 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
07921 - Bedminster|
07931 - Far Hills
07934 - Gladstone
07979 - Pottersville
|GNIS feature ID||0882176|
Bedminster is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 8,165, reflecting a decline of 137 (-1.7%) from the 8,302 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,216 (+17.2%) from the 7,086 counted in the 1990 Census.
Bedminster was settled in 1710 by Dutch, Germans, and Scots-Irish immigrants. It was named after Bedminster, then in Somerset, England and now a district of Bristol. Bedminster Township was created by Royal charter on April 4, 1749, from portions of the Northern precinct. It was incorporated formally by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken on March 28, 1912, to form Peapack-Gladstone.
Bedminster was the corporate headquarters of AT&T Corporation, prior to its merger with SBC Communications (the combined company is now known as AT&T Inc.). AT&T's Global Network Operations Center, which monitors traffic worldwide on AT&T's network, is currently located in Bedminister. It was also the corporate headquarters for Verizon Wireless before relocation to nearby Basking Ridge in 2006.
Bedminster Township is noted for having one of the most historic revolutionary war sites in the United States at what is known as the Pluckemin Continental Artillery Cantonment Site, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. General Henry Knox, chief of the Continental Army artillery, was the leader responsible for building what was the country's first military artillery training academy, the forerunner to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Sports
- 4 Government
- 5 Education
- 6 Transportation
- 7 "The Summer White House"
- 8 Points of interest
- 9 Notable people
- 10 References
- 11 External links
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 26.301 square miles (68.119 km2), including 26.080 square miles (67.547 km2) of land and 0.221 square miles (0.573 km2) of water (0.84%).
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Burnt Mills, Greater Cross Roads, Lamington, Pluckemin, Pottersville (split between Bedminster and Tewksbury Township in Hunterdon County), Union Grove and Vliettown.
The township borders Peapack-Gladstone and Far Hills to the northeast, Bernards Township to the east, and Bridgewater Township to the south in Somerset County, Readington Township to the southeast and Tewksbury Township to the west in Hunterdon County, and Chester Township to the north in Morris County.
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As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,165 people, 4,100 households, and 2,021 families residing in the township. The population density was 313.1 per square mile (120.9/km2). There were 4,349 housing units at an average density of 166.8 per square mile (64.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 86.41% (7,055) White, 2.06% (168) Black or African American, 0.02% (2) Native American, 8.68% (709) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.03% (84) from other races, and 1.79% (146) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.36% (519) of the population.
There were 4,100 households out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.7% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the township, the population was spread out with 17.7% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 33.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.3 years. For every 100 females there were 80.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 79.5 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $93,103 (with a margin of error of +/- $11,367) and the median family income was $124,057 (+/- $14,892). Males had a median income of $76,047 (+/- $23,293) versus $61,650 (+/- $7,236) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $66,422 (+/- $8,900). About 0.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 8,302 people, 4,235 households, and 2,100 families residing in the township. The population density was 313.6 people per square mile (121.1/km²). There were 4,467 housing units at an average density of 168.7 per square mile (65.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.05% White, 1.75% African American, 0.11% Native American, 6.41% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.84% of the population.
There were 4,235 households out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.4% were non-families. 44.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the township the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 40.3% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $71,550, and the median income for a family was $96,890. Males had a median income of $71,136 versus $48,589 for females. The per capita income for the township was $53,549. About 1.9% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.
Bedminster Township is governed under the Township form of government. The five-member Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle. At an annual reorganization meeting held during the first week of January, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as mayor.
As of 2017[update], members of the Bedminster Township Committee are Mayor Steven E. Parker (R, term on township committee ends December 31, 2018; term as mayor ends 2017), Lawrence F. Jacobs (R, 2018), Kenneth Olsen (R, 2017), Staci Santucci (R, 2019) and Douglas A. Stevinson (R, 2019).
Federal, state and county representation
Bedminster Township is located in the 7th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 23rd state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Bedminster Township had been in the 16th state legislative district.
New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District is represented by Leonard Lance (R, Clinton Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, 2019).
For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 23rd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Michael J. Doherty (R, Washington Township, Warren County) and in the General Assembly by John DiMaio (R, Hackettstown) and Erik Peterson (R, Franklin Township, Hunterdon County). The Governor of New Jersey is Phil Murphy (D, Middletown Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Sheila Oliver (D, East Orange).
Somerset County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Director and Deputy Director from among its members. As of 2018[update], Somerset County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione (R, Bridgewater Township, term as freeholder and as freeholder director ends December 31, 2018), Freeholder Deputy Director Brian D. Levine (R, Franklin Township, term as freeholder ends 2020; term as freeholder deputy director ends 2018), Mark Caliguire (R, Skillman in Montgomery Township, 2018), Brian G. Gallagher (R, Somerville, 2020) and Patricia L. Walsh (R, Green Brook Township, 2019). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Steve Peter (D, Somerville, 2022), Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano (R, Raritan, 2019) and Surrogate Frank Bruno (R, Branchburg, 2020).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 6,183 registered voters in Bedminster Township, of which 1,258 (20.3% vs. 26.0% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 2,238 (36.2% vs. 25.7%) were registered as Republicans and 2,683 (43.4% vs. 48.2%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 4 voters registered to other parties. Among the township's 2010 Census population, 75.7% (vs. 60.4% in Somerset County) were registered to vote, including 92.0% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 80.4% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 55.4% of the vote (2,424 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 43.3% (1,895 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (54 votes), among the 4,406 ballots cast by the township's 6,514 registered voters (33 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 67.6%. In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 2,431 votes (51.7% vs. 46.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 2,203 votes (46.9% vs. 52.1%) and other candidates with 44 votes (0.9% vs. 1.1%), among the 4,702 ballots cast by the township's 6,102 registered voters, for a turnout of 77.1% (vs. 78.7% in Somerset County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 2,674 votes (59.0% vs. 51.5% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 1,798 votes (39.7% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 42 votes (0.9% vs. 0.9%), among the 4,529 ballots cast by the township's 5,736 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.0% (vs. 81.7% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 74.1% of the vote (2,013 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 24.2% (658 votes), and other candidates with 1.6% (44 votes), among the 2,752 ballots cast by the township's 6,580 registered voters (37 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 41.8%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,977 votes (61.2% vs. 55.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 928 votes (28.7% vs. 34.1%), Independent Chris Daggett with 280 votes (8.7% vs. 8.7%) and other candidates with 26 votes (0.8% vs. 0.7%), among the 3,228 ballots cast by the township's 6,266 registered voters, yielding a 51.5% turnout (vs. 52.5% in the county).
The Bedminster Township School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Bedminster Township Public School. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its one school had an enrollment of 840 students and 56.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.9:1.
Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Bernards High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Somerset Hills Regional School District, a K - 12 district that also serves students from Bernardsville, Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone. As of the 2015-16 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 844 students and 70.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 68.04 miles (109.50 km) of roadways, of which 38.67 miles (62.23 km) were maintained by the municipality, 16.01 miles (25.77 km) by Somerset County and 13.36 miles (21.50 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Bedminster is traversed by Interstate 287, which runs through the eastern section, while Interstate 78 runs mostly through the center of the township. U.S. Route 202 and U.S. Route 206 also pass through running parallel to I-287 from the Bridgewater area to Pluckemin.
Somserset County operates bus service along Route 206, connecting to nearby areas including Bridgewater, Somerville, Raritan, and Hillsborough.
"The Summer White House"
Donald Trump bought the property known as Lamington Farm along with the Lamington House from National Fairways in 2000, a minority partner of Lamington Farm Club LLC, a Connecticut-based golf course developer that had acquired it at a bankruptcy auction in early 2000. Bedminster Township in August 2001 approved Donald Trump's property for use as a golf course and country club.
Trump's red brick Lamington House became Trump National's clubhouse and 11 single-family cottages were planned for development around the club area. The Tom Fazio designed golf course was opened in 2004. Located a short distance from the clubhouse in a separate "village", there's a 25-yard long swimming pool, spa, tennis courts, equestrian riding trails and of course, a heliport. Located next to the clubhouse and across from the pro shop, the men's locker area is situated in a two-story finished carriage house. In 2007, permits and plans were submitted to the Bedminster Land Use Board for a cemetery on the property just off the 1st hole on the golf course along with 10 family plots. The Bedminster Land Use Board Resolution was approved in 2013 via Resolution 2013-16.
The summer of 2017 was President Trump's first year at what is now referred to as "The Summer White House" in the Lamington section of Bedminster Township, New Jersey. While President Trump has had numerous visits to his Bedminster estate, Aug 5-17, 2017 was designated his first summer working vacation. Based on all reporting, what was once named Lamington House is now coined the "Summer White House" of the 45th President of the United States.
Points of interest
- Natirar - estate spanning Peapack-Gladstone, Far Hills, and Bedminster that was sold by Hassan II of Morocco to Somerset County and is now administered by the Somerset County Park Commission, with 40 acres (16 ha) of the estate's 404 acres (163 ha) located in the township.
- Historic Vanderveer-Knox House & Museum - a refurbished home used by General Henry Knox during the Revolutionary War with its earliest portions dating to the 1770s, the house was purchased by the township in 1989, and listed on the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
- Pluckemin Continental Artillery Cantonment Site, also known as the Continental Artillery Military Cantonment Historic Site or Pluckemin Artillery Park - where General Henry Knox created America's first artillery training academy during the winter of 1778-1779, known as the "precursor to the United States Military Academy" at West Point.
- Donald Trump has proposed a 1.5 acres (0.61 ha), 500-grave cemetery to be located next to the Trump National Golf Course, with plots sold for upwards of $20,000.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Bedminster Township include:
- John DeLorean (1925–2005), founder of the De Lorean Motor Company.
- John H. Ewing (1918-2012), member of the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate.
- Steve Forbes (born 1947), editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and president and chief executive officer of its publisher, Forbes Inc., and 2000 Presidential candidate.
- John Honeyman (1729–1822), alleged "spy of Washington" during the American Revolutionary War, who lived the last 30 years of his life in the Lamington area and is buried in the Lamington Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
- Robert Wood Johnson IV (born 1947), owner of the New York Jets and great-grandson of the founder of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation.
- Thomas Kean (born 1935), former Governor of New Jersey and Chairman of the 9/11 Commission.
- James Linn (1749–1821), represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1801.
- Sassona Norton (born in 1942), painter and sculptor.
- Zebulon Pike (1779-1813), American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named.
- Mark Sanchez (born 1986), NFL quarterback who played for the New York Jets.
- Drew Sheneman (born c. 1975), editorial cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Star-Ledger since 1998.
- Donald J. Trump (born 1946), the 45th President of the United States.
- John Van Dyke (1807–1878), represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1847 to 1851.
- Harrison A. Williams (1919–2001), United States Senator involved in the Abscam scandal.
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- Staff. "Festival celebrates the De Lorean", BBC News, May 24, 2001. Accessed May 8, 2012. "De Lorean was instructed to sell off the 434-acre estate in Bedminster for $15m to a golf course developer."
- King, Wayne. "Bill to Cut Florio's Aid To Schools Is Gaining", The New York Times, January 18, 1991. Accessed May 8, 2012. "Senator John H. Ewing of Bedminster, a Republican member of the Senate Education Committee, was more pointed, attributing rising costs in some districts to 'waste and thievery.'"
- Hilzenrath, David S. "No Blank Checks for Forbes", The Washington Post, August 17, 1999. Accessed May 8, 2012. "To match Bush's record $37 million haul, Forbes could have no choice but to sell part of the family business, liquidate real estate in his home town of Bedminster, N.J., or go heavily into debt."
- Sadlouskos, Linda. "Trump leads tribute to military, unfurls huge flag at golf course in Bedminster", Home News Tribune, September 21, 2008. Accessed May 8, 2012. "John Honeyman, a township resident who was a spy for Gen. George Washington, is buried 'around the corner' at the Lamington Church, the mayor said."
- Sandomir, Richard. "The Jets Fill One Opening: New Owner at $635 Million", The New York Times, January 12, 2000. Accessed September 30, 2007. "Johnson, who is 52 years old, has homes in Manhattan and Bedminster, N.J."
- "WEDDINGS; Rhonda Norton, Thomas Kean Jr.", The New York Times, November 13, 1994. Accessed May 8, 2012. "Rhonda Lee Norton, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Norton of Brecksville, Ohio, was married yesterday to Thomas H. Kean Jr., a son of former Governor Thomas H. Kean of New Jersey and Mrs. Kean, of Bedminster, N.J."
- James Linn, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed December 3, 2007.
- "Morris Museum Presents Sassona Norton ~ Sculptures", Art Knowledge News. Accessed May 1, 2017. "The Morris Museum is delighted to present the splendid sculpture of Sassona Norton in its 4,500-square-foot Main Gallery on exhibit until November 12, 2006. Norton, a Bedminster, New Jersey resident, creates larger than life bold and expressive, cast bronze female figures."
- PIKE, ZEBULON (1779-1813), Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Accessed August 6, 2014. "Son of an army officer, he was born at Lamberton (today Lamington), New Jersey, on January 5, 1779."
- Calder, Rich. "It's showtime for B'way Mark Sanchez", New York Post, January 21, 2010. Accessed February 2, 2010. "Lives with his brother Brandon in Bedminster, NJ"
- Sheneman's Sketchpad: About the Author, The Star-Ledger. Accessed November 13, 2013. "He currently resides in Bedminster with his wife and daughter."
- Johnson, Brent. "What Trump did on Day 2 in Bedminster (hint: he golfed)", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 7, 2017. Accessed May 8, 2017.
- John Van Dyke, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 1, 2007.
- Martin, Douglas. "Ex-Senator Harrison A. Williams Jr., 81, Dies; Went to Prison Over Abscam Scandal", The New York Times, November 20, 2001. Accessed May 8, 2012. "Harrison A. Williams Jr., the Democratic senator from New Jersey who used his considerable power to further the interests of labor and education before being convicted of bribery and conspiracy in the Abscam scandal, died on Saturday. He was 81 and lived in Bedminster."
- Bedminster Township website
- Bedminster Township Public School
- Bedminster Township Public School's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Bedminster Township Public School, National Center for Education Statistics
- The Vanderveer House and Knox Museum- See where General Henry Knox resided while building and managing the Pluckemin Artillery winter Cantonment of 1778-1779.
- The history of the Pluckemin Artillery Academy- America's first military training academy
- The Historical Society of the Somerset Hills - providing historic preservation and local history for Bedminster Township and the other townships that make up the Somerset Hills in Somerset County, New Jersey.
- Somerset Hills School District
- Hills List. Local information for Bedminster and Basking Ridge
- The History of Bedminster's Summer White House