Montville Township: Celebrating 150 Years

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Overview
The Morris Canal community of Montville covers a nine-mile-long area bounded by the Rockaway River to the west and the Passaic River to the east. Montville Township was formed in 1867 from land set off from Pequannock Township and incorporates sections of Montville, Pine Brook, and Towacco (formerly known as White Hall). Set within the foothills of the Hook Mountains, the area has always been known for its clear springs, deposits of limestone and iron ore, and fertile soil. Long traversed by the Lenni-Lenape people, it drew Dutch patentees to hide-trapping, tanning, and eventually, farming. During the Revolutionary War, General Washington visited the Doremus House in the northwestern part of Montville. Montville Township: Celebrating 150 Years reflects this community's multifaceted history.
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ISBN: 9781467126403
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 270
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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With this revised edition of Montville, the contemporary progress of the Township of Montville is highlighted. Based in Princeton, Patricia Florio, author, preservation consultant, artist, and antiquarian, is a past president of the Spring Lake Historical Society and president and founder of the Spring Lake Preservation Alliance. She is the author of The Artist in the Red House and J.F. Peto in Island Heights, as well as Arcadia's Montville, Spring Lake, and Hoboken. She has worked directly with the Office of the Township Administrator to create this work to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Montville Township.
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