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Millington, New Jersey
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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
 (2010)
 • Total 3,144
Time zone Eastern (EST)
ZIP code
07946
Area code(s) 908
FIPS code 34027

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

Geography

The area is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 07946. Other communities in Long Hill Township include 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 forms its western and southern border. 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.

Demographics

As of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 07946 was 3,144

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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.

Education

Students in public school attend the Long Hill Township School System for grades K-8 and 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.

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

Long Hill Township, Morris County, New Jersey
Millington is on the north west side of Long Hill Township

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. Millington Station was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1984. 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.

Notable people

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

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