Eastern precinct, Somerset County, New Jersey
The Eastern precinct was one of three components of Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, that was created circa 1745 and existed until 1798. It was spelled in records as Estering from 1766-1777, and as Eastern from 1780-1797.
On February 21, 1798, the remaining portions of the Eastern precinct were taken to form Franklin Township as one of the first 104 townships created in New Jersey. With the formation of Franklin Township, Eastern precinct was dissolved.
- "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 222.