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Brookside, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 40°47′39″N 74°34′05″W / 40.79417°N 74.56806°W / 40.79417; -74.56806Coordinates: 40°47′39″N 74°34′05″W / 40.79417°N 74.56806°W / 40.79417; -74.56806
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Township Mendham
Elevation
130 m (427 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 120
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
07926
Area code(s) 973
GNIS feature ID 874966

Brookside (once called Waterstreet) is a historic unincorporated community within Mendham Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. It is located approximately 6 mi (9.7 km) west of Morristown. It is close to the Washington Valley Historic District in neighboring Morris Township.

The settlement appeared on maps as early as 1777. A portion of the Patriots' Path, the trail George Washington and his troops marched on, runs through Brookside's woods along the Whippany River. Brookside was noted as a postal village in 1882. In 1883, the population was 187. The Brookside Post Office, which at one time was also a general store and gas station, is still the social hub of the village. Many residents stop there daily to collect their mail. In 1996, most of the village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Brookside Historic District.

In the Forbes magazine 2009 ranking of the Most Expensive ZIP Codes in the United States, Brookside was ranked as the 10th most expensive in the country, with its median home sale price of $3,121,115.

Demographics

As of the 2010 United States Census, the 07926 ZIP Code Tabulation Area for Brookside had a population of 120.

Education

Mendham Township Public Schools are located in Brookside.

Notable people

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Brookside include:

  • Peter Dinklage (born 1969), actor and film producer.
  • Morris Frank (born 1908), cofounder of The Seeing Eye, the first guide-dog school in the United States.
  • Stewart G. Pollock (born 1933), Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey from 1979 to 1999.
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