Warren County

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Hope Historical Site
Hope Historical Site. Photograph by Chuck Walsh.

Warren County is composed of 22 municipalities, most are rural or suburban. Warren county has quaint little cities in Phillipsburg, Hackettstown, Belvidere, and Washington Borough and Township. They are thriving tourist shopping destinations. Warren County leads New Jersey in the production of dairy cattle, milk, eggs, feed corn, and alfalfa. In addition, farm markets, wineries and “boutique” growers are expanding.

Warren County occupies 365 square miles with rugged scenic terrain. Mountain ranges and ridges that divide the county’s fertile river valleys include Kittatinny Mountain, Jenny Jump Mountain, Scott’s Mountain, and Pohatcong Mountain. The Musconetcong River, Paulinskill River, and Pequest River empty into the Delaware River which has 52 miles of county shore line.

Among Warren County’s greatest resources are clean air, clean water, open spaces for resident families and visitor recreation. With only about 14 % of its area covered by urban development, Warren County offers outdoor recreation including biking, hiking, rafting, swimming, horseback riding, and more.

Warren County also has community parks, pools, country inns, five golf courses plus some golf driving ranges and miniature golf courses and six campgrounds. Craft and antique shops are popular along with farms that offer fresh pickings of vegetables and fruits. The Land Of Make Believe is a superb recreational attraction for children. The Pequest Trout Hatchery, where all of the brook, brown, and rainbow trout stocked by the State of New Jersey are raised, is another popular attraction.

Hiking in Warren County
Hiking in Warren County

Belvidere is the county seat. Temperatures in Warren County average 70 degrees in the summer and 29 degrees in the winter. Interstate highways, I-80 and I-78 cross the county opening the area to many new residents who commute daily to their jobs in Metropolitan New Jersey. Routes 46, 57, 31, 519, and 517 provide commuters with access to other parts of the state. The proximity of Warren County to New York, Philadelphia, and other employment centers, along with the quality of life that the county offers, makes it an attractive area for homes and businesses.

Shippen Manor in Warren County.
Shippen Manor in Warren County. Photograph by Art Charlton.

Warren County is home to Centenary College, a four year college located in Hackettstown, Warren County Community College, a two year college located in Washington, and Warren County Technical School located in Franklin. There are 16 colleges within a 50 mile radius of the county.

The healthcare facilities of Warren County include Warren Hospital, a full service 250 bed facility located in Phillipsburg, Hackettstown Community Hospital, a full service 106 bed facility located in Hackettstown, and several private nursing facilities. There are 11 hospitals within a 25 mile radius of the county.

Relative affordability of homes in Warren County is apparent because land and taxes are less than other parts of northern New Jersey.

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