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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.
Green Brook Township
Formed in 1688
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
Six Mile Run
South Bound Brook
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