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Mercer County, New Jersey
08609, 08610, 08611, 08619, 08620, 08629, 08690, 08691
America's Favorite Hometown
Chamber of Commerce.
Neighboring areas to Hamilton Township include Lawrence Township to the north, West Windsor Township to the northeast, Robbinsville Township to the east, Upper Freehold Township and North Hanover Township to the southeast, Bordentown City and Township and Chesterfield Township to the south, Falls Township to the southwest, the Delaware River to the west and the city of Trenton to the northwest. There is also a Hamilton Township located within Atlantic County, New Jersey.
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The beginnings of Hamilton Township date clear back to 1686 as the Town of Nottingham. The area has many historic buildings and areas. Hamilton was incorporated as a township on 11 April 1842. It was formed from parts of Nottingham Township (which no longer exists). Other areas of the original township were annexed by Trenton many years ago. It was named from the village of Hamilton Square which was named for Alexander Hamilton.
Located in the township is Veterans Park with 350 acres and Mercer County Park which is also in portions of Lawrence Township and West Windsor Township. This park has one of the largest man-made lakes in New Jersey.
Grounds for Sculpture - a 35 acre park with over 230 sculptures, gardens, fountains and other features.
18 Fairgrounds Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Sayen Park Botanical Garden
Begun in 1912, this is a beautiful 30 acre garden with over 1,000 azaleas and hundreds of rhododendrons, ponds, gazebos and walking trails. Today it is owned and operated by the Hamilton Township.
155 Hughes Drive
Hamilton Square, NJ
Learn more about Hamilton Township at this informative website.
Civil War and Native American Museum
A former tenant house as part of the John Abbott II Farm, it was known as the Pepper House.
2202 Kuser Rd.
Kuser Farm Mansion
390 Newkirk Ave.
Originally a summer home for the Kuser family, this historic home now features guided tours of the mansion and self-guided walks around the complex including tennis court, coach house, laundry house, garages, chicken house, gazebo and more. The mansion basement also features the Jersey Valley Model Railroad display seen only by appointment.
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Economy & Industry
diverse and thriving. The area boasts a great transportation system with one of the busiest train depots in the state. It's proximity to the New Jersey Turnpike and other interstate and state highways makes it a great location for business.
Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission (HTEDAC)
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Hamilton Township has a Mayor-Council form of government.
Hamilton Township Historical Events 2008
The Township was rated as the 51st best place to live in the country and the 4th best place to live in New Jersey by CNN/Money Magazine.
Hamilton Township School District
90 Park Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Phone: 609-631-4100 Hamilton Township
Miscellany The population of Hamilton Township was:
1910 - 7,899
1920 - 14,580
1930 - 27,121
1940 - 30,219
1950 - 41,156
1960 - 65,035
1970 - 79,609
1980 - 82,801
1990 - 86,553
2000 - 87,109
2010 - 88,464
Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 34,535
2000 - 2,208 persons per square mile
Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 25,441
Median House Value:
2000 - $ 135,100
2008 - $ 293,231
Hamilton Township is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.