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New Vernon, New Jersey

Coordinates: 40°44′43″N 74°29′51″W / 40.74528°N 74.49750°W / 40.74528; -74.49750
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New Vernon, New Jersey
First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon
First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon
New Vernon is located in Morris County, New Jersey
New Vernon
New Vernon
Location in Morris County
New Vernon is located in New Jersey
New Vernon
New Vernon
Location in New Jersey
New Vernon is located in the United States
New Vernon
New Vernon
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°44′43″N 74°29′51″W / 40.74528°N 74.49750°W / 40.74528; -74.49750
Country United States
State New Jersey
 • Total3.56 sq mi (9.23 km2)
 • Land3.55 sq mi (9.20 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
338 ft (103 m)
 • Total825
 • Density232.20/sq mi (89.65/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
FIPS code34-52020[4]
GNIS feature ID878755[5]

New Vernon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place[6] located within Harding Township in Morris County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey.[7] The community falls within the boundaries of Harding Township along with a portion of Green Village. New Vernon is the location of the governmental offices for Harding Township.

The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07976 which is identified as being New Vernon.[3] As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 07976 was 754.[8]

Forbes magazine ranked New Vernon — ZIP Code 07976 — as one of the 25 most "expensive" ZIP Codes in the country.[9]


Abraham Canfield moved here c. 1740 and established a country store, blacksmith shop, and cider mill. The community was first called New Vernon in a newspaper printed in 1808 at Morristown.[10] The New Vernon Presbyterian Church was established in 1833.[11]

Historic district[edit]

New Vernon Historic District
LocationLee's Hill, Village, Mill Brook and Glen Alpin Roads
Area46 acres (19 ha)
Architectural styleFederal, Gothic Revival
NRHP reference No.82003288[12]
NJRHP No.2126[13]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 8, 1982
Designated NJRHPFebruary 22, 1982

The New Vernon Historic District is a 46-acre (19 ha) historic district located along Lee's Hill, Village, Mill Brook and Glen Alpin Roads in the community. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 8, 1982, for its significance in architecture and exploration/settlement. The district has 24 contributing buildings. The First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon was built in 1833 and features Federal and Gothic Revival styles. The church manse is a brick house built in the 1930s with Tudor architecture. The church education building is also built of brick and features a tower and spire.[10] The contributing Tunis–Ellicks House is home to the Harding Township Historical Society.[14]


As of the 2020 United States census, the population was 825.[2]

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[15]

Notable people[edit]

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

Justin Gimelstob

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Census Data Explorer: New Vernon CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 15, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed March 22, 2023.
  4. ^ Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 9, 2023.
  5. ^ "New Vernon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  6. ^ State of New Jersey Census Designated Places - BVP20 - Data as of January 1, 2020, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  8. ^ DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010from the 2010 Demographic Profile Data for ZCTA5 07976 Archived February 13, 2020, at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed March 2, 2016.
  9. ^ The Most Expensive ZIP Codes 2006 Archived November 18, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Forbes magazine April 21, 2006
  10. ^ a b Karschner, Terry (June 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: New Vernon Historic District". National Park Service. With accompanying 26 photos
  11. ^ "About Us". First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon.
  12. ^ "National Register Information System – (#82003288)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  13. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places – Morris County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. September 29, 2022. p. 6.
  14. ^ "About". Harding Township Historical Society.
  15. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  16. ^ Kamin, Arthur Z. "State Becomes a Part of Celebrating Marconi's Achievements", The New York Times, October 23, 1994. Accessed July 6, 2008. "One of the council members is from New Jersey – Dr. William O. Baker of New Vernon, the retired chairman of AT&T Bell Laboratories at Murray Hill."
  17. ^ Wehrum, Kasey. "Special Report: Wayfair's Road to $1 Billion Wayfair was founded with one goal in mind: to get as big as possible. Next stop: $1 billion.", Inc. (magazine), April 3, 2012. Accessed October 31, 2019. "Conine grew up in New Vernon, New Jersey, and his mother owned two stores that sold outdoor furniture."
  18. ^ Seeges, Sandy. "Last Open for Gimelstob: New Vernon tennis player has tough match in Roddick"[permanent dead link], Daily Record, August 28, 2007. Accessed September 3, 2007. "Gimelstob, of New Vernon, will exhibit the same passion he had as a youngster when he meets fifth-seeded Andy Roddick in opening-round action at Arthur Ashe Stadium tonight."
  19. ^ "How I See It", Daily Record, July 25, 2012. Accessed June 25, 2023, via Newspapers.com. "Darnell Lawson of Irvington, left, and Kerry Kittles, former trustee and Nets player from New Vernon."
  20. ^ Kwoh, Leslie. "Jets coach Eric Mangini buys $4 million home in Morris County", The Star-Ledger, July 30, 2008. Accessed March 2, 2016. "Mangini and his wife, Julie, bought the six-bedroom home in the New Vernon section of town last Wednesday and have already begun moving their belongings from their home in Garden City, N.Y."
  21. ^ Havsy, Jane. "'A dream and a goal:' Morgan Pearson to compete in Olympic triathlon", Daily Record, July 19, 2021. Accessed August 31, 2021. "'For me, (the Olympics) was the pinnacle of sports,' said Pearson, who grew up in the New Vernon section of Harding and now lives in Boulder, Colorado."
  22. ^ Staff. "Joseph Sullivan, 63; Led Turnpike Unit", The New York Times, March 16, 2000. Accessed December 30, 2017. "Joseph Sullivan, a New Jersey businessman who ran for governor and later served as chairman of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, died Monday at a hospital in Morristown, N.J. He was 63.... Mr. Sullivan, who lived in New Vernon, N.J., spent $1 million of his own money and came in third in the Republican primary in 1981, behind Thomas Kean, who became governor, and former Paterson Mayor Lawrence Kramer."
  23. ^ Intersimone, Jenna. "Mansion in May is now Splendor in September due to COVID-19", Courier News,September 8, 2020. Accessed August 31, 2021. "Besides being minutes away from Morristown Medical Center, the property that Tyvan Hill sits on was once acquired by the Van Beuren family. Dr. Frederick Theodore Van Beuren was president of Morristown Memorial Hospital, now known as Morristown Medical Center, for 10 years and his wife, the former Jessica T. Mohlman, was a member of the hospital’s board of directors."

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