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Bedminster is a township in Somerset County settled in 1710 by Dutch, Germans, and Scots-Irish immigrants. It was named after Bedminster, then in Somerset, England, and now a district of Bristol. Bedminster Township was created by Royal charter in 1749, from portions of the Northern precinct. It was incorporated formally by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken in 1912 to form Peapack-Gladstone. It is known for having one of the most historic revolutionary war sites in the United States at what is known as the Pluckemin Continental Artillery Cantonment Site, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. General Henry Knox, chief of the Continental Army artillery, was the leader responsible for building what was the country’s first military artillery training academy, the forerunner to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Formally, Bedminster was the corporate headquarters of AT&T Corporation, prior to its merger with SBC Communications (the combined company is now known as AT&T Inc.). AT&T’s Global Network Operations Center, which monitors traffic worldwide on AT&T’s network, is currently located in Bedminster. It was also the corporate headquarters for Verizon Wireless before relocation to nearby Basking Ridge in 2006.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Burnt Mills, Greater Cross Roads, Lamington, Pluckemin, Pottersville , Union Grove and Vliettown. The township borders Peapack-Gladstone and Far Hills to the northeast, Bernards Township to the east, and Branchburg and Bridgewater Township to the south in Somerset County, Readington Township to the southeast and Tewksbury Township to the west in Hunterdon County, and Chester Township to the north in Morris County.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 8,165, reflecting a decline of 137 (-1.7%) from the 8,302 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,216 (+17.2%) from the 7,086 counted in the 1990 Census. It is located in the Raritan Valley region within the New York Metropolitan area.
Welcome to the beautiful area of Bedminster! As of the latest US census, around 8,279 call this area home and around 77% are homeowners. With an average age of 44, the residents of Bedminster are well established, with many growing families of all ages. However, during weekends and holidays, you can see a lot more activity and excitement. Over the recent months roughly 86 homes have been sold with an average sold price of $465,800. That is an increase of $19,013 from the previous period.
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