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Franklin Township, New Jersey, USA - Zion Methodist Church, Malaga, NJ

The history of Franklin Township and the Raritan Valley was largely influenced by the Dutch settlers who came around 1650. They settled in this area by trading and bargaining for land with the Raritan Indians.

No document exists to prove conclusively whether the Township was named for William Franklin, Governor of New Jersey from 1762 to 1776, or Benjamin Franklin.

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Franklinville, NJ, 1970
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1915 - JERSEY HOTEL BURNED. PROPRIETOR AND WIFE HURT IN ESCAPING FROM FRANKLIN HOUSE.
Franklin, N. J., Jan. 16. - The Franklin House was destroyed by fire early today. The loss is estimated at $25,000. The fire is thought to have started from defective electric insulation. HARRY HARRISON, the proprietor, his family, and servants, all escaped. There were about a dozen persons in the hotel when the alarm was given.

MRS. HARRISON sustained a sprained ankle. Her husband was burned severely while rescuing some of his belongings.

ROBERT COLLINS, a fireman, was caught under a falling wall and injured seriously.
The New York Times
New York, New York
January 17, 1915
1938 - FIVE ARE BURNED TO DEATH. FATHER AND 4 CHILDREN PERISH IN THEIR HOME.
Franklin, N. J. (AP) - A father and four children were burned to death in a fire that all but destroyed their two story frame house.
The bodies were charred beyond recognition. Police Chief Herbert C. Irons said the fire was probably caused by an overheated wood stove in the kitchen.

The dead:
JAMES W. CONGLETON, 36.
LUCY WINIFRED, 14.
ELSIE MARIE, 12.
SADIE MARIE, 9.
PAUL LEONARD, 6.

The mother and two other children were away visiting at the time of the fire.
Nebraska State Journal
Lincoln, Nebraska
January 17, 1938
2023 - Franklin Township has something for everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in the area:
Colonial Park: Start your exploration of Franklin Township at Colonial Park. This expansive park features beautifully landscaped gardens, walking trails, and a lake. It's a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or even a round of golf at the Spooky Brook Golf Course.

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park: Enjoy a scenic walk or bike ride along the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The park offers miles of trails, making it a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to explore nature.

Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve: Nature lovers will appreciate the Negri-Napote Native Grassland Preserve, home to a variety of bird species and wildlife. It's a wonderful place for birdwatching and nature photography.

The Rutgers Geology Museum: Located in nearby New Brunswick, this museum is worth the short trip. It features an extensive collection of minerals, fossils, and exhibits on earth sciences. It's an educational and fascinating experience for all ages.

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