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New Milford was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1922, from what remained of Palisades Township, based on the results of a referendum held on April 18, 1922.


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1844 - West Milford/New Milford
West Milford was formed from Pompton in 1834. It is situated N.W. of Paterson 15 m. It is 13 m. long, with an average width of 7 m.; and is bounded N. by part of Orange co., New York, E. by Pompton, S. by Pequannock and Jefferson, Morris co., and W. by Hardiston and Vernon, Sussex co. There are in the township 10 forges, 2 tanneries, 1 grist-m., 5 saw-m.; 11 schools, 408 scholars. Pop. 2,108.

The surface is generally hilly or mountainous, and it is watered by numerous small streams. There are several small ponds in the south part, - their outlets flowing into Pequannock river: they are Mackepin, Hanks, Cedar, Buck, and Dunker's ponds. Long Pond, a favorite resort for anglers, extends from Orange co. int the N. part. The manufacture of iron is extensively carried on in the township. New Milford is a thickly-settled agricultural vicinity, in the central part. There is at that place a Presbyterian church, and the surrounding country is fertile.
HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY by JOHN W. BARBER and HENRY HOWE, 1844
1895 - New Milford
New Milford, a post-village in Warwick township, Orange co., N.Y., on the N. boundary of New Jersey, about 40 miles N.W. of New York City. It has a church, a tannery, 1 or 2 flouring-mills, &c.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
New Milford, a post-village of Bergen co., N.J., on the New Jersey and New York R., 18 miles N. of Jersey City. Pop. 250.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1943 - 2 FIREMEN ARE KILLED IN CRASH.
New Milford, N.J., Nov. 29 - A fire engine, speeding to a brush fire which later burned itself out and an Interstate bus collided in the center of this community yesterday, killing two volunteer firemen and injuring several other persons including two women bus passengers.
The crew of the fire truck was scattered over the pavement in the collision, while the bus carried through a store window and came to a halt halfway inside the shop.

Police Chief HARRY L. JORDAN identified the dead firemen as battalion chief WILLIAM BLISS, 46, who died of his injuries at Holy Name hospital, Teaneck and PHILIP KERR, 50, whose head was crushed under one of the vehicles.
Gettysburg Times
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November 29, 1943
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for something new to do or a tourist exploring the area, there are plenty of places to go and things to do in and around New Milford. Here's a list of some of the top attractions and activities:
1. Milford Green: Start your exploration of New Milford by visiting the Milford Green. This picturesque park is the heart of the town and a great place for a leisurely stroll. You can relax on the benches, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the natural beauty.

2. Shopping on River Road: River Road in New Milford is home to various shops, boutiques, and specialty stores. You can spend some time browsing for unique gifts, clothing, and home decor items while enjoying the small-town charm.

3. New Milford Public Library: If you're a book lover or just want a quiet place to read or study, the New Milford Public Library is an excellent choice. It offers a wide selection of books and resources for all ages.

4. Golf at Overpeck Golf Course: Just a short drive away from New Milford, the Overpeck Golf Course in nearby Teaneck is a beautiful 27-hole public golf course. It's a great place to tee off and enjoy a round of golf surrounded by scenic landscapes.

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