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Sussex County
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County Townships
 Andover Township
Byram Township
Frankford Township
Fredon Township
Green Township
Hampton Township
Hardyston Township
Lafayette Township
Montague Township
Sandyston Township
Sparta Township
Stillwater Township
Vernon Township
Walpack Township
Wantage Township

Surrounding Counties:
Orange County, New York - northeast
Passaic County, New Jersey - east
Morris County, New Jersey - south
Warren County, New Jersey - southwest
Monroe County, Pennsylvania - west
Pike County, Pennsylvania - northwest

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The County of Sussex is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. Founded on 8 June 1753 by an order of Jonathan Belcher (1689-1757), Royal Governor of New Jersey (1747-1757) and his council, it originally contained all the land north and west of the Musconetcong River, including the area of the present-day Warren County (created from the southwestern half of Sussex County in 1824). At present, it is the fourth largest county in New Jersey by area.

Sussex County was named by Royal Governor Jonathan Belcher (1689-1757) for Sussex in England

Municipalities within County

Andover (borough)
Branchville (borough)
Franklin (borough)
Hamburg (borough)
Hopatcong (borough)
Newton (town)
Ogdensburg (borough)
Stanhope (borough)
Sussex (borough)

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Recent Website Updates:

March 2015:
Obit: Daniel J. Murphy, Joseph G. Nemeth, Frances Weymouth Bennett Sommer, Walt Keever - Submitted By: Kathleen Smith
News-Births:COULSON JAMES CONN, QUENTIN ALEXANDER ADAMS - Submitted By: Kathleen Smith

August 2014: Military: 1883 Pensioner's List - Transcribed by Sandra Stutzman
June 2014: Bios: John Chamberlain, Alanson A. Vance - Submitted by Denise Burge
August 2013: CARLOS ALLEN - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
May 2013: Bio: EMMANS Nehemiah H - Transcribed by Anna Parks

Nov 2012
: OBITS: Mary Dennis, Amasa Payne, James Poulson; MARRIAGES: Blair - Shippen, Dennis - Baldwin, Gustin - Young, Hunt - Hopkins, Ludlow - Lane, Manning - Rorbach, Moran - Shafer, Paine - Vaughn, Pierson - Willis, Sherman - Ludlow
Oct 2012: Bio -
Nathan W. Titman - submitted by Marla Zwakman
July 2012: Obit -
Gail M. Alber, Arlene E Cartland, Victoria M Gallagher, William D. Hall, Everett Henderson Sr., Walter Edward Kuhnert, Robert McCaulley (Kelly), Carol Jane Luna, Agnes B. Metzgar, Felix Sanchez-Velez, Hildagarde Smith, Frank A Calzetta - Submitted by Kathleen Smith