Place:Morris, Morris, New Jersey, United States


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Located inMorris, New Jersey, United States
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Morris Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the township's population was 22,974,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 668 (+3.0%) from the 22,306 counted in the 2010 Census, which had in turn increased by 510 (+2.3%) from the 21,796 counted in the 2000 Census. The township was named for Lewis Morris, colonial governor of New Jersey.

Located along the Morris and Essex Lines, the township is a bedroom community, with many residents traveling to work in nearby New York City on NJ Transit which provides commuters with direct access to New York Penn Station and to Hoboken Terminal.

The township is the "doughnut" around Morristown and completely surrounds it, with at least five times the area, though near Morris Plains the width of Morris Township is less than a mile. For 115 years, Morristown was part of Morris Township. The initial separation of Morristown from Morris Township occurred on April 6, 1865.[4] A confusing state of affairs followed for nearly thirty years. On February 18, 1895, the separation was officiated.

Morris Township is home to the Morris County Golf Club and the Morris Museum, which is the second largest museum in New Jersey and has been in operation since 1913. The township is also home to the Morristown National Historical Park which in 1933 became the country's first National Historical Park.

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