About The HTHS
The Early Settlers
Dutch, English and German descent
We are the Hardwick Township Historical Society, Inc., a not-for-profit organization formed in 1981. Although beginning work in 1973 as the Hardwick Bicentennial Commission, the society was not incorporated until May 6, 1982.
Hardwick Township was established by Royal Charter in the year 1749 by King George II. At that time, Hardwick was approximately 149 square miles and was a part of Morris County. In 1753, the County of Sussex, including Hardwick, was set off from Morris. When Sussex was divided and Warren County created in 1824, Hardwick was reduced to 17.8 square miles, about 1/8 the original size.
Early settlers were of Dutch, English, and German descent.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THE HARDWICK TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARE:
♦ To preserve and protect historic sites in Hardwick.
♦ To create and maintain a useful center for the preservation of the rich history and heritage of the Hardwick area as it existed in the past.
♦ To create and maintain educational resources, practices and exhibits with artistic and environmental themes.
♦ To interact with organizations having similar goals.