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Morris County, New Jersey
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Morris County, New Jersey Facts

Morris County

When was Morris County, NJ Created?
Morris County was established on  March 15, 1739 from Hunterdon County. The county was named in honor of Colonel Lewis Morris (1671–1746), colonial governor of New Jersey at the time of the county's formation .

What is the County Seat of Morris County, NJ?
The County Seat is located in Morristown plus the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Morris County, NJ?
Bordering Counties are Sussex County (north), Passaic County (northeast), Essex County (east), Union County (east), Somerset County (south), Hunterdon County (southwest), Warren County (west).

What cities and towns are in Morris County, NJ?
Cities and towns located in the County include Boonton, Dover, Morristown. Communities include Budd Lake, Cedar Knolls, Cedar Lake, Convent Station, Flanders, Green Pond, Green Village, Hibernia, Lake Hiawatha, Lake Swannanoa, Lake Telemark, Landing, Long Valley, Mount Tabor, New Vernon, Pine Brook, Port Morris, Stirling, Succasunna-Kenvil, Towaco, Union Hill, Whippany, White Meadow Lake.

What Townships are in Morris County, NJ?
Townships located in the County include Boonton, Chatham, Chester, Denville, East Hanover, Hanover, Harding, Jefferson, Long Hill, Mendham, Mine Hill, Montville, Morris, Mount Olive, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Randolph, Rockaway, Roxbury, Washington. Boroughs include Butler, Chatham, Chester, Florham Park, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Madison, Mendham, Morris Plains, Mount Arlington, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, Rockaway, Riverdale, Victory Gardens, Wharton.

Morris County, NJ Vital Records

Where can find Morris County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Morris County vital records can be found at the New Jersey Department of Health has copies of Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1878 to the present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New Jerseyi for current fees and application process.

You can also order Order Electronically Online or You can download an application for New Jersey Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate  Application to mail.

Morris County, NJ Census Records

What Morris County, NJ census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Morris County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800 (missing), 1810 (missing), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Morris Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Morris Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Morris Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. You can get free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms that can help with your research. See Also New Jersey Census Records Research Guide

Morris County, NJ Courthouse and Government Records

Morris County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Morris County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Morris County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also New Jersey Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Morris County, NJ Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Morris County, NJ?
A list of Morris County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New Jersey Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Morris County, NJ Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Morris County, NJ?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Morris County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Morris Co. NJ Books, Newspapers & Publications

Morris Co. NJ Cemeteries & Church Records

Morris Co. NJ Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Morris Co. NJ General and History Websites

Morris Co. NJ Immigration & Naturalization

Morris Co. NJ Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Morris Co. NJ Military Records

Morris Co. NJ Schools & Directories

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