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Norton, New Jersey
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hunterdon
Township Union
Elevation 361 ft (110 m)
GNIS feature ID 878889

Norton is an unincorporated community located within Union Township, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.

Norton is located on County Route 635, approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) northwest of Interstate 78.

History

In 1846, Peter B. Scrope opened a store in his home in Norton.

An early log schoolhouse was built in Norton, but was abandoned. In 1872, the Norton School was built.

A post office was established in 1877, with mail delivery three times per week.

By 1882, Norton had a tannery, and a population of 203.

The North Hunterdon United Methodist Church, built in 1828, is located there, and the Norton Cemetery is located north of the settlement.


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