The Township of Delaware lies along the Delaware River in west-central New Jersey and forms part of southwestern Hunterdon County. Carved out of the larger Old Amwell Township in 1838, it is home to the historic villages of Sergeantsville and Rosemont, and small hamlets like Sand Brook, Headquarters, Raven Rock, Locktown, and Brookville. A portion of the township (including Prallsville) became Stockton Borough in 1898. Delaware is one of the geographically largest municipalities in Hunterdon County with 37 square miles and has approximately 4500 residents.
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The area was first settled in the very early 1700s by Colonel John Reading, who was instrumental in forming the first township of the county in 1708, calling it ‘Amwell’ after his home in England. He also worked to help create Hunterdon County in 1714. The state’s only surviving historic covered bridge is located between Sergeantsville and Rosemont, a lovely stretch of scenic road on the State & National Registers of Historic Places. The township still appears much the way it looked in the 1700s, with rolling fields, historic houses, and picturesque barns. Farming remains a vibrant part of the community.
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