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Incorporated on March 26, 1919, from portions of Lebanon Township and Bethlehem Township, today, the borough of Glen Gardner resides in the northernmost section of Hunterdon County. The borough possesses a total population of 1700 with an estimated 2019 population of 1911. The borough has a total area of 1.55 sq miles and borders Bethlehem Township, Hampton Borough, and Lebanon Township.
Previously settled by the Lenape Native Americans, the area’s European settlement began during the American Revolutionary War. The area has previously held various names, including Spruce Run Mills, Sodom, and Eveland’s Tavern for tavern keeper John Eveland. The community and post office officially took the name Glen Gardner in 1871 to mark the Spruce Run Glen and in honor of the Gardner brothers, who owned a factory in the area.
Located within Hunterdon county, the Glen Gardner area is known for its unique geology and geophysical provinces. Within Hunterdon lies the Highlands and Piedmont. The Highlands are located within the county’s western section, while Piedmont is located within the southern. The Highlands are part of the Reading Prong and possess limestone and shale igneous rock, while Piedmont is made up of shale and sandstone.
The Clinton-Glen Gardner School District serves children from Clinton Town as well as Glen Gardner Borough. From pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, children from Clinton Town and Glen Gardner attend Clinton Public School. As of the 2019 school year, the district is comprised of one school which has an enrollment of 431 children. Ninth through twelfth-grade students attend Voorhees High School in Lebanon Township, which also serves students from Califon, Hampton, High Bridge, Lebanon Township and Tewksbury. The high school has a total enrollment of 982 students and 83 teachers, for a student-teacher ratio of 11.8:1.
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