Morris Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 22,306, reflecting an increase of 510 (+2.3%) from the 21,796 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,844 (+9.2%) from the 19,952 counted in the 1990 Census. It is known as the "doughnut" around Morristown since it completely encapsulates it, and has at least five times the area, though near Morris Plains the width of Morris Township is less than a mile.
Morris Township was originally formed as of March 25, 1740. Portions of the township were taken on December 24, 1740, to form Roxbury Township and on March 29, 1749, to form Mendham Township. Morris Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as part of the state's initial group of 104 townships. Portions of the township were taken to create Chatham Township (February 12, 1806), Morristown (April 6, 1865, fully independent in 1895) and Passaic Township (on March 23, 1866, now Long Hill Township).