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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).

  • 1961 - Ridge High School in Bernards Twp opened in September 1961 with a student population of 492 students in grades 9 through 12. The rising seniors were brought back from Bernardsville High School to become the first graduating class of the new high school. The remaining grades 9, 10, and 11 came from Oak Street Junior High. On October 6, 1959, the voters of Bernards Township approved the referendum calling for a bond issue of $1,532,000.

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