New Milford, New Jersey, USA - 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
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