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Somerset County
New Jersey
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ONLINE DATA

Census

History

Marriages

Military Data

Mortality Schedules

Newspapers

Obituaries

 
Recent Website Updates:
November 2014: News-Crimes: Murder of Govanni Pilacci
April 2014: Obit: FIELD, Jeremiah R. - transcribed by Susan Geist; Military: 1883 Pensioners List - transcribed by Sandra Stutzman
May 2013: Obit: John Gordon
Nov 2012: Centennial History of Somerset County , NJ; OBITS: Joseph W. W. Ballantine, Geradus Beekman, Eliezer P. Dickey, Abraham L. Huff, Mrs. Archibald Mercer, David Sanderson, Maria E. Vroom, ; MARRIAGES: Armstrong - Mershon, Coate - Herder, Faitoute - Chamberlin, Hankins - Skillman, Helderbrand - Petty, King - Blatchly, Ludlow - Lane, Martin - Jordon, Maxwell - Bryan, Meeker - Vanderveer, Spencer - Day, Taylor - Burroughs, Clauson-Garrabrant

Somerset County is one of America's oldest counties. The area was first settled in 1681, in the vicinity of Bound Brook, and the county was established by charter on May 22, 1688. Most of the early residents were Dutch.

General George Washington and his troops marched through the county on several occasions and slept in many of the homes located throughout the area. Parts of the Delaware and Raritan Canal run through the county.

Somerset County also played an important part during both World War I and World War II with weapons depots and the manufacturing of the army's woolen blankets.

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County Townships

Bedminster Township
Bernards Township
Branchburg Township
Bridgewater Township
Franklin Township
Green Brook Township
Hillsborough Township
Montgomery Township
Warren Township

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County Seat:
Somerville
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Formed in 1688
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Surrounding Counties:
Morris County, New Jersey - north
Union County, New Jersey - east
Middlesex County, New Jersey - southeast
Mercer County, New Jersey - south
Hunterdon County, New Jersey - west


Municipalities within County

Basking Ridge
Belle Mead
Bernardsville
Blackwells Mills
Bound Brook
East Millstone
Far Hills
Flagtown
Franklin Park
Griggstown
Harlingen
Liberty Corner
Lyons
Manville
Middlebush

Millstone
Neshanic
 North Plainfield
Peapack-Gladstone
Pleasant Plains
Raritan
Rocky Hill
Six Mile Run
Somerset
Somerville
South Bound Brook
South Branch
Watchung
West Millington
Weston
Zarephath



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