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Millington, New Jersey

 

Millington, New Jersey

Millington, New Jersey
Unincorporated community

Millington Station

Millington's location in Morris County (Inset: Morris County in New Jersey)

Coordinates: 40°40′38″N 74°31′04″W / 40.67722°N 74.51778°W / 40.67722; -74.51778Coordinates: 40°40′38″N 74°31′04″W / 40.67722°N 74.51778°W / 40.67722; -74.51778

Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Township Long Hill
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,000
Time zone Eastern (EST)
ZIP code 07946
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 34027

Millington is an unincorporated community within Long Hill Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.

Geography

The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP Code 07946. It is part of the township along with Gillette, Stirling, and the hamlet of Meyersville.

It borders the southern side of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge with access to Lord Stirling Park. The Passaic River runs through it. The Raptor Trust, a famous bird rehabilitation and education center within the Great Swamp is also inside the town limits.

History

Clover Hill Swimming Club was located there. It lost a 1966 civil rights case. In 2013, the lake is not sanitary for swimming. The only activity that takes place at this lake now, 2013, is fishing.

Demographics

As of the 2000 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 07946 was 3,000.

Education

Students in public school attend the Long Hill Township School System for grades K-8 and will attend Watchung Hills Regional High School in Somerset County for grades 9-12. Millington School is the only active school still located in the town. It houses grades 2-5 and had an enrollment of 505 students as of the 2005-06 school year.[1]

The Town Hall used to be used as the old school house of the town, originally built in the 19th century.


Infrastructure

Rail

The town has a train stop on the Gladstone Branch of the NJ Transit rail line, Millington Station. Millington Station was built in 1901, after the West Line Railroad was extended from Summit to Bernardsville during the years 1870-71.[2] Millington Station was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984.[2] Another building on the register is the Boyle/Hudspeth-Benson House. See List of Registered Historic Places in Morris County, New Jersey for other examples in the area.

Economy

Garden State Fireworks, founded in 1890, is located there.

Millington Savings Bank started as Millington Building and Loan in 1911 in the town and has grown to other branches in the area.[3]

Notable people

Notable current and former residents of Millington include:

Gallery

References

External links

  • United States Census Bureau
  • fieldtripcom The Raptor Trust
  • Google maps
  • Long Hill Schools
  • Long Hill History
  • Weather Averages
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