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Denville Township, New Jersey
Township of Denville
Ayres Farm
Ayres Farm
Nickname: 
"Hub of Morris County"[1]
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey
Location in Morris County and the state of New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Denville, New Jersey Interactive map of Denville, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Denville, New Jersey
Interactive map of Denville, New Jersey
Denville Township is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Denville Township
Denville Township
Location in Morris County
Denville Township is located in New Jersey
Denville Township
Denville Township
Location in New Jersey
Denville Township is located in the United States
Denville Township
Denville Township
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°53′19″N 74°29′18″W / 40.888479°N 74.488377°W / 40.888479; -74.488377Coordinates: 40°53′19″N 74°29′18″W / 40.888479°N 74.488377°W / 40.888479; -74.488377[2][3]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
IncorporatedApril 14, 1913
Named forDaniel Denton
Government
 • TypeFaulkner Act (mayor–council)
 • BodyTownship Council
 • MayorThomas W. Andes (R, term ends December 31, 2023)[4][5]
 • AdministratorSteven Ward[6]
 • Municipal clerkTara M. Pettoni[7]
Area
 • Total12.74 sq mi (32.99 km2)
 • Land11.99 sq mi (31.06 km2)
 • Water0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)  5.86%
 • Rank185th of 565 in state
14th of 39 in county[2]
Elevation505 ft (154 m)
Population
 • Total16,635
 • Estimate 
(2019)[13]
16,446
 • Rank152nd of 566 in state
12th of 39 in county[14]
 • Density1,401.8/sq mi (541.2/km2)
  • Rank346th of 566 in state
21st of 39 in county[14]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s)973[17]
FIPS code3402717650[2][18][19]
GNIS feature ID0882204[2][20]
Websitewww.denvillenj.org

Denville Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, located 35 miles (56 km) west of Manhattan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 16,635,[10][11][12] reflecting an increase of 811 (+5.1%) from the 15,824 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,012 (+14.6%) from the 13,812 counted in the 1990 Census.[21]

Well known as the "Hub of Morris County" for its strategic location along major transportation routes at the center of the county.[1] Denville is notably home to an "eclectic downtown" in addition to four membership lake communities developed a century ago as summer colonies.[22]

NJ Transit rail service is available at the Denville station, a large three-platform station serving both the Morristown and the Montclair-Boonton train lines, with service to Hoboken Terminal or to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan via Midtown Direct. It is part of the New York City metropolitan area.

Denville was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 14, 1913, from portions of Rockaway Township.[23][24]

History[edit]

Native Lenape Native Americans were known to travel the Minisink Trail for centuries before Europeans arrived in New Jersey. Part of that trail cut across what is now southern Denville, roughly following the course of Route 10 and Mount Pleasant Turnpike. Some research has indicated that there was a Lenape campsite along the trail in Denville, on or near the Ayres / Knuth Farm Historic Site along Route 10.

When Dutch and English settlers began to arrive in the new world in the early 17th century, the Minisink Trail was the likely route they traveled to explore the interior. Daniel Denton, one of the purchasers of what is known as the Elizabethtown Tract in 1664, led an expedition into the interior of northern New Jersey. In 1670, he wrote the first English language description of the area. Some researchers conclude that the name "Denville" derives from Denton.[25][26]

Some researchers have suggested that European settlers began to come to the Denville area as early as 1690. These early settlers were primarily Dutch and English from Long Island, Quakers from Philadelphia, and Germans. William Penn and several other proprietors began to survey and stake out lands in the Denville area around 1715. These surveys are the first documentation of Denville. Between 1730 and 1760, several forges and mills were erected in Denville along the Rockaway River and the Denbrook. A number of communities associated with the forges and mills began to emerge. Ninkey and Franklin in southern Denville developed around the forges there of the same names. Denville village developed around the Job Allen Iron Works. Early developers of Denville, such as the Hussa family and A.B Crane & Co., were intrinsic in shaping the residential and lake communities.

An alternative explanation for the derivation of the township's name came from a letter from early Denville settler John Hinchman in the year 1800, in which he recounted some of the oral history of Denville from 50 years earlier, as stated to him by some of the elders of the time. Hinchman explains in his letter that the naming of Denville can be traced to a "den" of wild animals located in the swampy regions along the Denbrook and Rockaway River. The animals would bask on a knoll that juts out into the meadows where they were hunted by the native Lenape. This "den", Hinchman wrote, was the basis for the name of Denville and the Denbrook.[22][27]

Geography[edit]

Broadway, Denville's main street

The township had a total area of 12.74 square miles (32.99 km2), including 11.99 square miles (31.06 km2) of land and 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) of water (5.86%).[2][3]

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Cedar Lake, Cooks Pond, Cooper Lake, Franklin, Indian Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Estling, Lake Openaka, Openaka Lake, Rock Ridge, Snake Hill and Union Hill.[28]

The township borders the Morris County municipalities of Mountain Lakes and Parsippany-Troy Hills to the east, Morris Township to the South, Randolph to the south and west, Rockaway Borough to the west, Rockaway Township to the north and west, and Boonton Township to the north and east.[29][30][31]

Denville has 11 named bodies of water within township limits. The four major residential lake communities are Cedar Lake, Indian Lake, Rock Ridge and Lake Arrowhead (including Great Bay and Bay of Deep Waters). Estling Lake is a private summer community. The three minor lakes are Cooper Lake, Hollstein Lake, and Openaki Lake. The town also has Cooks Pond, a recreational lake available for public use by membership.

Most residents of Denville live in the non-lake communities in the township, including Bald Hill, Beacon Hill and Union Hill.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

The lowest recorded temperature in Denville is −20 °F (−32 °C), and the highest recorded temperature is 102 °F (39 °C).[32]

Climate data for Denville Township, New Jersey
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71
(22)
74
(23)
85
(29)
93
(34)
98
(37)
99
(37)
100
(38)
100
(38)
102
(39)
87
(31)
82
(28)
74
(23)
102
(39)
Average high °F (°C) 38
(3)
41
(5)
50
(10)
61
(16)
71
(22)
80
(27)
85
(29)
83
(28)
75
(24)
65
(18)
54
(12)
43
(6)
62
(17)
Average low °F (°C) 18
(−8)
19
(−7)
27
(−3)
36
(2)
46
(8)
54
(12)
59
(15)
58
(14)
51
(11)
39
(4)
32
(0)
23
(−5)
39
(4)
Record low °F (°C) −16
(−27)
−10
(−23)
−4
(−20)
12
(−11)
27
(−3)
32
(0)
40
(4)
36
(2)
27
(−3)
18
(−8)
5
(−15)
−7
(−22)
−16
(−27)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.50
(114)
3.12
(79)
4.41
(112)
4.64
(118)
5.09
(129)
4.40
(112)
5.29
(134)
4.37
(111)
5.33
(135)
4.17
(106)
4.37
(111)
4.10
(104)
53.79
(1,365)
Source: [32]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19201,205
19302,16279.4%
19403,11744.2%
19506,05594.3%
196010,63275.6%
197014,04532.1%
198014,3802.4%
199013,812−3.9%
200015,82414.6%
201016,6355.1%
2019 (est.)16,446[13][33][34]−1.1%
Population sources:
1920[35] 1920–1930[36]
1930–1990[37] 2000[38][39] 2010[10][11][12]

2010 Census[edit]

The 2010 United States census counted 16,635 people, 6,432 households, and 4,509 families in the township. The population density was 1,401.8 per square mile (541.2/km2). There were 6,734 housing units at an average density of 567.4 per square mile (219.1/km2). The racial makeup was 89.49% (14,887) White, 1.42% (236) Black or African American, 0.12% (20) Native American, 6.52% (1,084) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.78% (129) from other races, and 1.67% (278) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.31% (883) of the population.[10]

Of the 6,432 households, 32.1% had children under the age of 18; 59.8% were married couples living together; 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present and 29.9% were non-families. Of all households, 25.6% were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.12.[10]

23.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.4 years. For every 100 females, the population had 91.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 87.9 males.[10]

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $103,435 (with a margin of error of +/− $5,379) and the median family income was $122,600 (+/− $7,473). Males had a median income of $85,571 (+/− $9,730) versus $61,382 (+/− $2,135) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $49,990 (+/− $3,235). About none of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.[40]

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[18] there were 15,824 people, 5,990 households, and 4,312 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,307.1 people per square mile (504.5/km2). (in the 2010 Census there are 16,635 people). There were 6,178 housing units at an average density of 510.3 per square mile (197.0/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 92.64% White, 1.14% African American, 0.08% Native American, 4.64% Asian, (in the 2010 Census it was 1,084 or 6.5%), 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.64% of the population.[38][39]

There were 5,990 households, out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.11.[38][39]

In the township, the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.[38][39]

The median income for a household in the township was $76,778, and the median income for a family was $90,651. Males had a median income of $63,413 versus $42,392 for females. The per capita income for the township was $38,607. About 1.7% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.[38][39]

Sports[edit]

The game of American flag rugby was first played in Denville, introduced to the township by resident Tom Feury.[41]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The Tourne county park is in portions of Denville, Boonton Township and Mountain Lakes. The park covers more than 540 acres (220 ha) of undeveloped land and offers a view of the New York City skyline from its peak standing 897 feet (273 m) high.[42][43]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Denville's town clock with sign for Route 53 visible

Denville Township is governed within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under Mayor-Council plan F, as implemented as of January 1, 1972, based on the recommendations of a Charter Study Commission.[44] The township is one of 71 municipalities (of the 564) statewide governed under this form.[45] The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the seven-member Township Council, all elected to four-year terms of office on a partisan basis in odd-numbered years as part of the November general election. Four members are elected together, one council member from each of four wards, and two years later, the three at-large and the mayoral seats are up for election at the same time.[8][46]

As of 2022, the Mayor of Denville Township is Republican Thomas W. Andes, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023.[4] Members of the Denville Township Council are Gary Borowiec (2025; Ward 4), Glenn R. Buie (R, 2025; Ward 3), Angela Coté (R, 2023; at-large), Harry Fahrer (R, 2023; at-large), Christopher Golinski (R, 2025; Ward 2), Chrissy Kovacs (R, 2025; Ward 1) and John Murphy (R, 2023; at-large).[46][47][48][49][50][51][52]

In February 2020, the Borough Council selected former-councilmember Christopher Golinski to fill the Second Ward seat expiring in December 2021 that had been held by Brian Bergen until he resigned from office in November 2019 after being elected to a seat in the General Assembly.[53] Golinski served on an interim basis until the November 2020 general election, when he was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.[51]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Denville is located in the 11th Congressional District[54] and is part of New Jersey's 25th state legislative district.[11][55][56]

For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Mikie Sherrill (D, Montclair).[57] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027)[58] and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).[59][60]

For the 2022–2023 session, the 25th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Anthony M. Bucco (R, Boonton Township) and in the General Assembly by Brian Bergen (R, Denville Township) and Aura K. Dunn (R, Mendham Borough).[61]

Morris County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members who are elected at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with either one or three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election.[62] Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni.[63]: 8  As of 2022, Morris County's Commissioners are Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen (R, Chatham Township, term as commissioner ends December 31, 2023; term as director ends 2022),[64] Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus (R, Washington Township, term as commissioner ends 2024; term as deputy director ends 2022),[65] Douglas Cabana (R, Boonton Township, 2022),[66] Kathryn A. DeFillippo (R, Roxbury, 2022),[67] Thomas J. Mastrangelo (R, Montville, 2022),[68] Stephen H. Shaw (R, Mountain Lakes, 2024)[69] and Deborah Smith (R, Denville, 2024).[70][63]: 2 [71] The county's constitutional officers are the County Clerk and County Surrogate (both elected for five-year terms of office) and the County Sheriff (elected for a three-year term).[72] As of 2022, they are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (R, Parsippany–Troy Hills, 2023),[73][74] Sheriff James M. Gannon (R, Boonton Township, 2022)[75][76] and Surrogate Heather Darling (R, Roxbury, 2024).[77][78]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 11,789 registered voters in Denville Township, of which 2,288 (19.4%) were registered as Democrats, 4,951 (42.0%) were registered as Republicans and 4,542 (38.5%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 8 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens.[79]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 55.5% of the vote (4,898 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 43.1% (3,805 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (116 votes), among the 8,863 ballots cast by the township's 12,128 registered voters (44 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 73.1%.[80][81] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 54.5% of the vote (5,266 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 43.7% (4,230 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (118 votes), among the 9,670 ballots cast by the township's 12,226 registered voters, for a turnout of 79.1%.[82] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 58.5% of the vote (5,214 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 40.5% (3,606 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (68 votes), among the 8,914 ballots cast by the township's 11,605 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.8.[83]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 69.9% of the vote (3,758 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 27.7% (1,489 votes), and other candidates with 2.5% (132 votes), among the 5,462 ballots cast by the township's 12,145 registered voters (83 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 45.0%.[84][85] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 61.3% of the vote (4,092 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 29.0% (1,934 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.3% (554 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (31 votes), among the 6,673 ballots cast by the township's 12,070 registered voters, yielding a 55.3% turnout.[86]

Chamber of Commerce[edit]

Saint Clare's Hospital, Denville's largest employer

The chamber is focused on making the community and business districts a better place for businesses, residents and visitors. Each year a pair of teenagers are crowned as Mr. and Miss Denville. They are participants in a winter holiday parade and weekend-long celebration. They are chosen for their volunteer work in Denville, and overall hard work.

Education[edit]

The Denville Township School District serve public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.[87] As of the 2018–2019 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 1,629 students and 152.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.7:1.[88] Schools in the district (with 2018–2019 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[89]) are Lakeview Elementary School[90] with 649 students in grades Pre-K–5, Riverview Elementary School[91] with 382 students in grades K–5 and Valleyview Middle School[92] with 587 students in grades 6–8.[93][94][95] Riverview Elementary School was one of nine schools in New Jersey honored in 2020 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes high student achievement.[96][97]

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades typically attend Morris Knolls High School, which is located in Denville, but has a Rockaway address, along with most students from Rockaway Township.[98] The high school is part of the Morris Hills Regional High School District, which also serves the residential communities of Rockaway Borough and Wharton.[99] As of the 2018–2019 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,434 students and 128.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.2:1.[100]

Morris Catholic High School is a four-year comprehensive Roman Catholic regional high school that was founded in 1957, which is operated as part of the Diocese of Paterson.[101]

Assumption College for Sisters is a two-year Roman Catholic women's college. Founded in 1953 through an affiliation with Seton Hall University, Assumption is run by the Sisters of Christian Charity. Primarily designed to prepare women for work in religious vocations, Assumption specializes in theological studies and the liberal arts. It is the last remaining sisters' college, or college primarily designed to educate nuns, in the United States.[102] In 2014, the school relocated to a convent on the campus of Morris Catholic High School.[103]

Transportation[edit]

I-80 westbound at the exit for US 46 and Route 53 in Denville

Roads and highways[edit]

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 94.01 miles (151.29 km) of roadways, of which 83.83 miles (134.91 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.60 miles (4.18 km) by Morris County and 7.58 miles (12.20 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[104]

Route 10, Route 53, U.S. Route 46 and Interstate 80 pass through the Township.

Public transportation[edit]

The Denville station[105] offers train service to Hoboken Terminal or to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan via Midtown Direct on NJ Transit's Morristown Line and Montclair-Boonton Line.[106] Denville is actually two stations located within the same property. The Morristown Line station is two platforms located on a curve while the Montclair-Boonton Line station is a single platform next to the closed Denville Tower.

NJ Transit offers local bus service on the 875 and 880 routes,[107][108] which replaced service that had been offered on the MCM2 and MCM10 routes until June 2010, when NJ Transit pulled the subsidy.[109][110]

Denville is served by Lakeland Bus Lines with frequent service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.[111]

Newark Liberty International Airport, is located 27.5 miles (44.3 km) southeast of Denville in Newark, New Jersey.[112] Other nearby airports include LaGuardia Airport (43 miles from Denville) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (54 miles from Denville), both of which are in Queens, New York City.

Popular culture[edit]

Community[edit]

  • Our Hometown: Celebrating Denville's Centennial, a feature-length documentary about the history of the township, was released in June 2013, in conjunction with Denville's centennial celebration. It features audio interviews with local historians, business leaders, and politicians.[116]

Notable people[edit]

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

References[edit]

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