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Quicklinks – History From Your Town

Want a quick way to search for articles about the history from your town? The Mr. Local History Project has created a few quick searches to give you a head start.


Bedminster History

Bernards Township (Basking Ridge)

Bernards Township History


Bernardsville History

Far Hills

Far Hills History

Peapack & Gladstone

Peapack & Gladstone History

What is the Somerset Hills

The Somerset Hills is known as the northern region of Somerset County located in the U.S. state of New Jersey and includes the townships of Bedminster, Bernardsville, Bernards Township, Far Hills, Peapack & Gladstone. The term was coined in the early 1800s and references the 2nd Watchung Mountain which crosses Bedminster as well as the Bernardsville Mountain that is the highest mountain in the region.

Towns in the Somerset Hills in northern Somerset County, New Jersey

The Somerset Hills is in the northern section of Somerset County that was created on May 14, 1688, from portions of Middlesex County. There are also hills in Somerset in England. Many of these hills are important historical, archaeological and nature conservation sites, as well as popular hiking and tourist destinations in the county of Somerset in southern England.

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