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Township is a picturesque community with gentle rolling
hills and numerous estates.
It is about 30% undeveloped and is approximately 25
miles west of Manhattan.
1727 one John Lindsley acquired a 1250 acre tract of land
which marked the center geographically and politically of
the area that was to become Harding Township two centuries
Township was one of the last municipalities formed in
Morris County separating from Passaic Township in 1922,
but its lands where some of the first to be settled.
The 18th century inhabitants were
English or New England born and their houses reflected
those building traditions.
During the Revolutionary War, Washington’s troops
encamped at Jockey Hollow during the bitter winter of
the end of the 19th century, the unspoiled
rural area became the site of numerous magnificent
was named by its republican founder for the then
President, Warren G. Harding.
Development was kept to a minimum for the next 50
historical buildings are still evident in the gentle,
rolling hills of this picturesque community.
The township is also noted for its bridle paths and
horse farms. On
the west and south, Harding includes most of the acreage
found in the Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge.
Also located within the township’s limits are
portions of two Morris County Parks, a year round lake
community and a lake for resident skating in winter.
Education, Lees Hill Road, PO Box 248, New Vernon, NJ
Harding Township School K-8, Lees
Hill Road, New
Vernon, NJ 07976
Madison High School 9-12, 170 Ridgedale Avenue, Madison, NJ
New Vernon Presbyterian Nursery School (2 ½ years to 5 years)
Bayley Ellard High School, Madison
Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Madison
Morristown National Historical Park
Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge
If more active life
beckons, visit the township parks where you can try your
hand at everything from bocce to baseball. The Morris County
Park Commission operates 24 sites, including three golf
courses, two aboreta and the Mennen Sports Arena and offers
a year-round program of activities throughout the county
like adult education courses, programs for school children,
planned trail walks, golf tournaments and outdoor concerts.
Bus – to NYC
– New Jersey Transit available in Morristown, Chatham, Basking
Ridge & Bernardsville
Road – Routes 202 & I287 connect to Routes 24 & I-78
which lead to all points within the Metropolitan Area.
and bus schedules and fare information visit
Nearby Morristown Airport has limousine and helicopter service to all major airports.
Harding Municipal Building
Blue Mill Road
New Vernon, NJ
Official Town Website: http://www.hardingnj.org