Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County
Tewksbury Township is located in Hunterdon County, New
Jersey. It is 31.699 square miles in
size and has a population of approximately 6,000. Located approximately 49 miles from New York
City, its close proximity, combined with easy access to Routes 78, 287, 22, 206
and the train make it ideal for commuting.
Tewksbury Township is a residential community located in the northeastern portion of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The community consists of approximately 4,800 people spread out over an area covering 31 square miles. The township is located within the New York Metropolitan Area and is an attractive location for residential development. Morris County and Somerset County border the community on the north and east. Located to the west are the Hunterdon County communities of Clinton and Lebanon Township and Califon.
The entire thirty-one square miles are comprised of the unincorporated communities of Mountainville, Oldwick, Pottersville, Cokesbury, and Fairmount. The school district maintains one elementary school and one middle school. The community is well served by its school system which is noted for providing a great deal of individualized attention to students and for providing a curriculum that is educationally challenging and enhanced by its outreach partnerships with local institutions and organizations.
Tewksbury Township’s rural setting has been preserved over the years, although slow changes have been occurring in more recent land development activities. Attempts to preserve the atmosphere and current characteristics can be seen through the passage of ordinances that require the maintenance of the historical character of buildings in the existing villages of the community. The most significant change in the community is found in the demographics of the residents and in the population growth since 1950. Historically, the land was owned predominantly by farmers. Today, much of the land is owned and populated by business executives and other professional people who commute into New York City and other metropolitan cities via the Route 78 corridor. The majority of past residential development has been single-family dwellings.
The population growth has continued from the 1950’s to the present day by increasing as follows: 1,439 residents (in 1950) to 1,908 residents (in 1960) to 2,950 residents (in 1976) to 4,300 (residents (in 1985) to 4,800 residents (in 1992) and to 5,500 (in 2000).
The township is very rural in nature with homes sited on several
acres. There are large estates in the
township. The village of Oldwick is home
to several restaurants and shops. Nearby are several other options for shopping
along the major arteries.
Township was incorporated in 1798 and has a rich history. Due to its small size
many of the township offices are open on a part time basis.
Township Library www.tewksburylibrary.com
County Library www.hclibrary.us
Rescue Squad www.tewksburyrescue.us
Fire Company www.ofc24.com
Township has a K-8 district with Tewksbury Elementary and Old Turnpike Middle School. It is a sending district to Voorhees High
School. There are many fine private
schools in the area.
Township Schools http://www.tewksburyschools.org.
High School www.nhvweb.net/vhs/home
Valley College http://www.raritanval.edu/
Education Foundation www.tewksburytef.org
House Prep http://www.whitehouseprep.org/
Face Nursery School www.happyfacenurseryschool.com
Nursery School (908) 832-5645
Brook Country Day School http://www.valleybrookcountrydayschool.com/
Joseph’s School Mendham www.sjsmendham.org/
Hills Country Day http://www.fhcds.org/
St. Bernards www.gsbschool.org/
Township has a few places of worship primarily in the town of Oldwick. But nearby, in other towns, are many other
John Neumann Catholic Church www.ccsjn.org
Presbyterian Church http://www.fpctoday.org/
United Methodist Church http://www.califonumc.org/
Lutheran Church http://www.zionoldwick.com/
Township, through small in population, has a very active community. Listed below are several opportunities to become involved and meet
of Commerce https://www.chamberofcommerce.com/oldwick-nj
Club of Tewksbury www.tewksburywomansclub.org
Historical Association www.tewksburyhistory.net
Land Trust www.tewksburylandtrust.org
Community Players www.oldwickplayers.org
Scout Pack 199 www.oldwickpack199.org
Scout Troop 199 www.oldwicktroop199.org
of the Tewksbury Library www.tewksburylibraryfriends.org
Township is a beautiful rural area and has many recreational areas. Nearby in
Califon is the Columbia Trail which runs from Long Valley to High Bridge along
an old railroad bed. It is ideal for
biking, hiking and walking.
Athletic Association www.taa-sports.org
Trail Association www.tta-nj.org
Sanctuary Trail Map
Basking Ridge http://www.somersetcountyymca.org/
Township events can be found in the following publications.
Hunterdon County http://www.nj.com/hunterdon/
Tewksbury Township is located adjacent to several commuter routes, there are
several options for public transportation.
and sewer services in the Pottersville section of the Township are serviced
by New Jersey American Water.
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