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Somerset Hills Historic Tidbits ...

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  • 1749 - Bedminster Incorporates. In 1880, Bedminster's population was 1,812, just 600 fewer than the population listed in the 1980 census.

  • 1717 - The original Bernards Township (Bernardston) area (3,000 acres) was purchased by John Harrison, agent of King James III of England, from the Lenape Indians in 1717 for only $50. That's only 1.6 cents per acre!

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