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Somerset Hills Historic Tidbits ...

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  • 1760 - What is now know as Somerset County was originally a combination of three units of the Northern Precinct of Somerset County - Bridgewater (chartered 1749), Bedminster (chartered 1749), and Bernards (chartered 1760).

  • 1921 - Far Hills was actually part of Bernards Township until seceding in 1921. Rising taxes led the 200 residents of Far Hills to decide to separate from Bernards Township and to incorporate as a Borough. The local property tax rate jumped from $2.72 in 1919 to $3.53 in 1920.

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