Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County

TEWKSBURY INFO

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 Links

Tewksbury 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 website  http://www.tewksburytwp.net/

Tewksbury Township Library www.tewksburylibrary.com

Hunterdon County Library www.hclibrary.us

Tewksbury Rescue Squad www.tewksburyrescue.us

Oldwick Fire Company www.ofc24.com

School Links

Tewksbury 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.

Tewksbury Township Schools http://www.tewksburyschools.org.

Voorhees High School www.nhvweb.net/vhs/home

Raritan Valley College http://www.raritanval.edu/

Tewksbury PTA http://tewksburynjpta.com

Tewksbury Education Foundation www.tewksburytef.org

White House Prep http://www.whitehouseprep.org/

Happy Face Nursery School www.happyfacenurseryschool.com

Haytown Nursery School (908) 832-5645

Valley Brook Country Day School http://www.valleybrookcountrydayschool.com/

St. Joseph’s School Mendham www.sjsmendham.org/

Far Hills Country Day http://www.fhcds.org/

Gill St. Bernards www.gsbschool.org/

Delbarton http://www.delbarton.org/

Villa Walsh http://www.villawalsh.org/s/172/start.aspx

Pingry http://www.pingry.org/

Places of Worship

Tewksbury Township has a few places of worship primarily in the town of Oldwick.  But nearby, in other towns, are many other options.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church www.ccsjn.org

Fairmont Presbyterian Church http://www.fpctoday.org/

Califon United Methodist Church http://www.califonumc.org/

Zion Lutheran Church http://www.zionoldwick.com/

Community Organizations

Tewksbury Township, through small in population, has a very active community.  Listed below are several  opportunities to become involved and meet local residents.

Chamber of Commerce https://www.chamberofcommerce.com/oldwick-nj

Women’s Club of Tewksbury www.tewksburywomansclub.org

Tewksbury Historical Association www.tewksburyhistory.net

Tewksbury Land Trust www.tewksburylandtrust.org

Oldwick Community Players www.oldwickplayers.org

Cub Scout Pack 199 www.oldwickpack199.org

Boy Scout Troop 199  www.oldwicktroop199.org

Girl Scouts http://www.gscsnj.org/

4H https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/

Friends of the Tewksbury Library www.tewksburylibraryfriends.org

Recreation

Tewksbury 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.

Tewksbury Athletic Association www.taa-sports.org

Tewksbury Trail Association www.tta-nj.org

Columbia Trail www.njtrails.org/trail/columbia-trail

Whitman Sanctuary Trail Map

 http://www.tewksburytwp.net/vertical/sites/%7BD2ADF135-51CB-4C37-AD05-8AC7E1898ECD%7D/uploads/%7BCF265E19-5350-4E3D-A539-24C134A907A2%7D.PDF

YMCA Basking Ridge http://www.somersetcountyymca.org/

Newspapers

Tewksbury Township events can be found in the following publications.

NJ.com Hunterdon County http://www.nj.com/hunterdon/

Topix.com http://www.topix.com/city/oldwick-nj

Skylands Visitor http://www.njskylands.com/tntewksbury

Star Ledger www.nj.com/starledger/

Daily Record www.dailyrecord.com/

Observer Tribune http://www.newjerseyhills.com/observer-tribune/

Transit

Though Tewksbury Township is located adjacent to several commuter routes, there are several options for public transportation.

NJ Transit http://www.njtransit.com/ 

Transbridge Bus http://www.transbridgelines.com/

Utility Information

Water and sewer services in the Pottersville section of the Township are serviced by New Jersey American Water.
www.amwater.com/njaw

The following link is to the contact information page.
www.amwater.com/njaw/customer-service/contact-us

The following link is to the main website for Comcast.  FAQ’s can be answered here.
www.comcast.com
800-266-2278

The following link is to the main website for Century Link.  FAQ’s can be answered here.
www.centurylink.com
877-611-5532

The following link is to the main website for PSE&G.
www.pseg.com
To report an outage or for emergency information, please call PSE&G at 
800-436-7734.

JCP&L has two main numbers available to the public.
To report an outage 
888-544-4877
Customer Service 
800-662-3115

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