Franklin Township (Hunterdon)
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About Franklin Township (Hunterdon)
While there are several Franklin Townships in New Jersey, the Hunterdon County locale is decidedly rural in nature. Measuring about 23 square miles, Franklin has embraced its agricultural heritage by successfully preserving over 2,300 acres of farmland. Officially established in 1845, residents have called this part of the state home since pre-Revolutionary times, with homes and farms dating back to the 1700s still in existence.
About 3,200 residents are spread throughout small township communities with names like Allens Corner, Cherryville, Grandin, Kingtown, Landsdown, Oak Grove and Sidney.
Two charming villages in Franklin are Pittstown, with three churches from the 1700s, and Quakertown, home to one of New Jersey’s few remaining Friends Meeting Houses.
Franklin Township borders the South Branch Raritan River to the east and is surrounded by Alexandria Township, Union Township, the town of Clinton, Clinton Township, Raritan Township, Delaware Township and Kingwood Township.