Mendham Borough, New Jersey
Historic Thompson House c. 1970
Historic Thompson House c. 1970
Official seal of Mendham Borough, New Jersey
Location of Mendham Borough in Morris County highlighted in red (right). Inset map: Location of Morris County in New Jersey highlighted in orange (left).
Location of Mendham Borough in Morris County highlighted in red (right). Inset map: Location of Morris County in New Jersey highlighted in orange (left).
Census Bureau map of Mendham Borough, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mendham Borough, New Jersey
Mendham is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Mendham
Mendham
Location in Morris County
Mendham is located in New Jersey
Mendham
Mendham
Location in New Jersey
Mendham is located in the United States
Mendham
Mendham
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°46′02″N 74°35′52″W / 40.76729°N 74.597766°W / 40.76729; -74.597766[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
IncorporatedMay 15, 1906
Government
 • TypeBorough
 • BodyBorough Council
 • MayorChristine Serrano Glassner (R, term ends December 31, 2026)[3][4]
 • AdministratorJoyce Bushman[5]
 • Municipal clerkCarolynn Budd[6]
Area
 • Total5.98 sq mi (15.49 km2)
 • Land5.93 sq mi (15.36 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)  0.84%
 • Rank257th of 565 in state
23rd of 39 in county[1]
Elevation522 ft (159 m)
Population
 • Total4,981
 • Estimate 
(2022)[10]
4,958
 • Rank375th of 565 in state
31st of 39 in county[11]
 • Density839.9/sq mi (324.3/km2)
  • Rank403rd of 565 in state
30th of 39 in county[11]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s)908 and 973[14]
FIPS code34-45330[1][15][16]
GNIS feature ID0885296[1][17]
Websitewww.mendhamnj.org

Mendham Borough is a borough in southwestern Morris County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey.[18] As of the 2020 United States census, the borough's population was 4,981,[9] unchanged from the 2010 census,[19][20] which in turn reflected a decline of 116 (−2.3%) from the 5,097 counted in the 2000 census.[21] Located in the Raritan Valley region within the New York Metropolitan area, the North Branch of the Raritan River begins in Mendham Borough and flows in a southwest direction towards neighboring Somerset County.[22][23]

Located on the northern end of the Somerset Hills region, the borough is known for its country homes and historic downtown.[24][25][26][27][28]

The Mendham Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the state register in 1985.[29] Notable landmarks in the district include the Phoenix House, which serves as the borough's municipal building, along with the Black Horse Inn Tavern & Pub; New Jersey’s oldest continually operating restaurant, dating back to 1742.[30][31][32]

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Mendham Borough as the number one place to live in the state in its 2013 rankings of the "Best Places to Live" in New Jersey.[33]

In the Forbes magazine's 2006 (209th; median sale price of $835,000) and 2012 (356th; $800,672) rankings of the Most Expensive ZIP Codes in the United States, Mendham was listed among the top 500 nationwide.[34][35] In 2018, New Jersey Business Magazine listed Mendham at 41st in its listing of "The Most Expensive ZIP Codes in New Jersey", with a median sale price 2017 of $650,000.[36]

Along with Mendham Township, the Mendhams have been described by The New York Times as "both affluent".[37] The borough is one of the state's highest-income communities. Based on data from the American Community Survey (ACS) for 2014–2018, Mendham Borough residents had a median household income of $158,542, almost double the statewide median of $79,363.[38][39]

History

Mendham Borough was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 15, 1906, from portions of Mendham Township, because residents of what became the borough wanted sidewalks and street lights constructed while those that lived in what remained the township (including the communities of Brookside and Ralston) felt it was cost prohibitive in their more rural areas.[40][41][42]

The formation of Mendham Borough from Mendham Township in 1906 began a series of new municipalities that were created in the Somerset Hills region.[24]

Located on the borough's southern slope of Bernardsville Mountain in the Somerset Hills lies Wendover, the former estate of investment banker Walter Bliss. One of the largest mansions in the Mendhams, Wendover is now home to the Roxiticus Golf Club.[43][44]

Phoenix House was purchased by Arthur Whitney of Mendham Township in 1919 and deeded to the borough in 1938 for use as its municipal building.[45]

Name

The Mendhams may be named for Mendham, Suffolk, England,[46][47] or the name may derive from the Native American word mendom (meaning "raspberry") or for an Earl of Mendham.[48][49]

Historic district

Mendham Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Halstead Street and Country Lane on West / East Main Street, Mountain Avenue, Hilltop Road and Prospect Street
Area153 acres (62 ha)
Architectural styleBungalow/Craftsman, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference No.85000865[50] (original)
14000932 (increase)
NJRHP No.2146[51]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 18, 1985
Boundary increaseNovember 19, 2014
Designated NJRHPFebruary 5, 1985

The Mendham Historic District is a 153-acre (62 ha) historic district located along stretches of Route 24, known in Mendham as Main Street. This east-west roadway is well over 200 years old, and has been called the Washington Turnpike, the Mendham-Morristown Road, and the William Penn Highway at various times in its history.[52] The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1985, for its significance in agriculture, commerce, architecture, settlement, and religion from 1750 to 1924. The district includes 140 contributing buildings.[30] Since 1999, Mendham Borough has had a Historic Preservation Ordinance designed and intended to enhance and preserve the district's historic character.[53]

According to the National Park Service:

The Mendham Historic District consists of 140 properties, generally well preserved, that illustrate the history of the village from its eighteenth century founding through its 1906 incorporation as a borough, and into the first third of this century when infill building completed development within the historic bounds of the village. The District covers the central crossroads of the village, and extends as far as the area nineteenth century maps illustrate as "Mendham, P.O.", the village core containing the post office. The conjunction of religious, residential, and commercial buildings that have established Mendham's village character are well preserved today.[52]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 5.98 square miles (15.49 km2), including 5.93 square miles (15.36 km2) of land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) of water (0.84%).[1][2]

Nestled on the northern end of the Somerset Hills, the borough is completely surrounded by the larger Mendham Township along with Bernardsville in Somerset County to the south.[54][55][56]

An unnamed pond in the borough is the source of the Passaic River.[57] The North Branch Raritan River also originates in the borough.[22]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
19101,129
1920969−14.2%
19301,27831.9%
19401,3435.1%
19501,72428.4%
19602,37137.5%
19703,72957.3%
19804,89931.4%
19904,890−0.2%
20005,0974.2%
20104,981−2.3%
20204,9810.0%
2022 (est.)4,958[10]−0.5%
Population sources: 1910–1920[58]
1910[59] 1910–1930[60]
1940–2000[61] 2000[62][63]
2010[19][20] 2020[9]

2010 census

The 2010 United States census counted 4,981 people, 1,722 households, and 1,326 families in the borough. The population density was 837.1 per square mile (323.2/km2). There were 1,798 housing units at an average density of 302.2 per square mile (116.7/km2). The racial makeup was 95.70% (4,767) White, 1.02% (51) Black or African American, 0.04% (2) Native American, 2.05% (102) Asian, 0.08% (4) Pacific Islander, 0.18% (9) from other races, and 0.92% (46) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% (135) of the population.[19]

Of the 1,722 households, 38.6% had children under the age of 18; 66.7% were married couples living together; 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present and 23.0% were non-families. Of all households, 20.3% were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.[19]

28.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 16.8% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.1 years. For every 100 females, the population had 91.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 83.5 males.[19]

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $119,787 (with a margin of error of +/− $28,685) and the median family income was $155,139 (+/− $15,546). Males had a median income of $145,739 (+/− $16,687) versus $82,813 (+/− $42,257) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $51,875 (+/− $16,636). About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.[64]

Based on data from the 2006–2010 American Community Survey, the borough had a per-capita income of $51,875, ranked 89th in the state.[65]

2000 census

As of the 2000 United States census[15] there were 5,097 people, 1,781 households, and 1,380 families residing in the borough. The population density was 846.2 inhabitants per square mile (326.7/km2). There were 1,828 housing units at an average density of 303.5 per square mile (117.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.14% White, 0.45% African American, 0.02% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.45% of the population.[62][63]

There were 1,781 households, out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.3% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were same-sex couples. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.13.[62][63]

In the borough the population was spread out, with 26.8% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.[62][63]

The median income for a household in the borough was $110,348, and the median income for a family was $129,812. Males had a median income of $96,672 versus $48,542 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $48,629. About 2.6% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.[62][63]

In 2000, Mendham Borough had the 44th-highest per capita income in the state.[66]

Parks and recreation

Mendham is home to the Roxiticus Golf Club, which was used for a qualifying round for the New Jersey Open Championship in 2022[67][68]

Government

Local government

Mendham Borough is governed under the borough form of New Jersey municipal government, one of 218 municipalities (of the 564) statewide that use this form, the most commonly used form of government in the state.[69] The governing body is comprised of a mayor and a borough council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The borough council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[7] The borough form of government used by Mendham Borough is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.[70][71]

The mayor is the head of the municipal government and as chief executive is responsible to see that all state laws and borough ordinances are faithfully executed. The mayor, presides over the borough council meetings and only votes in order to break a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances and appoint subordinate officials, ad hoc committees and certain other officials to boards, committees and commissions.

As of 2023, the mayor is Republican Christine Serrano Glassner, whose term ends of office ends December 31, 2022; she is the first woman to serve as the borough's mayor.[3] Members of the Borough Council are Council President Steven J. Andrew (R, 2024), John W. Andrews (R, 2023), Brad Badal (R, 2023), James R. Kelly (R, 2025), P. Brennan Reilly III (R, 2024) and Neil Sullivan (R, 2025).[72][73][74][75][76][77][78]

In February 2022, the borough council selected Neil Sullivan from a list of three candidates nominated by the Republican municipal committee to fill the seat expiring in December 2022 that had been held by Mary Sue Martin until she resigned from office the previous month.[79]

In January 2019, the borough council appointed James Kelly to fill the term expiring in December 2019 that became vacant when Christine Glassner took office as mayor.[80]

Federal, state, and county representation

Mendham Borough is located in the 7th Congressional District[81] and is part of New Jersey's 25th State Legislative District.[82][83][84]

For the 118th United States Congress, New Jersey's 7th congressional district is represented by Thomas Kean Jr. (R, Westfield).[85] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027)[86] and Bob Menendez (Englewood Cliffs, term ends 2025).[87][88]

For the 2024-2025 session, the 25th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Anthony M. Bucco (R, Boonton Township) and in the General Assembly by Christian Barranco (R, Jefferson Township) and Aura K. Dunn (R, Mendham Borough).[89]

Morris County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members who are elected at-large in partisan elections to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with either one or three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election.[90] Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator Deena Leary.[91]: 8  As of 2024, Morris County's Commissioners are:

John Krickus (R, Chatham Township, 2024),[92] Director Christine Myers (R, Harding, 2025),[93] Douglas Cabana (R, Boonton Township, 2025),[94] Thomas J. Mastrangelo (R, Montville, 2025),[95] Deputy Director Stephen H. Shaw (R, Mountain Lakes, 2024),[96] Deborah Smith (R, Denville, 2024)[97] and Tayfun Selen (R, Chatham Township, 2026)[91]: 2 [98]

The county's constitutional officers are: Clerk Ann F. Grossi (R, Parsippany–Troy Hills, 2028),[99][100] Sheriff James M. Gannon (R, Boonton Township, 2025)[101][102] and Surrogate Heather Darling (R, Roxbury, 2024).[103][104]

Politics

As of March 2011, there were a total of 3,701 registered voters in Mendham, of which 739 (20.0%) were registered as Democrats, 1,615 (43.6%) were registered as Republicans and 1,346 (36.4%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.[105]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 64.4% of the vote (1,666 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 35.0% (906 votes), and other candidates with 0.6% (15 votes), among the 2,598 ballots cast by the borough's 3,889 registered voters (11 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 66.8%.[106][107] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 57.4% of the vote (1,726 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 41.3% (1,243 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (18 votes), among the 3,009 ballots cast by the borough's 3,854 registered voters, for a turnout of 78.1%.[108] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 61.1% of the vote (1,810 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 37.6% (1,113 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (30 votes), among the 2,964 ballots cast by the borough's 3,885 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 76.3.[109]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 80.0% of the vote (1,695 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 18.8% (399 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (25 votes), among the 2,143 ballots cast by the borough's 3,851 registered voters (24 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 55.6%.[110][111] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 66.2% of the vote (1,541 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 24.1% (562 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 9.1% (213 votes) and other candidates with 0.2% (5 votes), among the 2,328 ballots cast by the borough's 3,735 registered voters, yielding a 62.3% turnout.[112]

Education

Public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Mendham Borough Schools.[113] As of the 2020–21 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 485 students and 53.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.1:1.[114] Schools in the district (with 2020–21 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[115]) are Hilltop Elementary School[116] with 241 students in grades PreK-4 and Mountain View Middle School[117] with 241 students in grades 5–8.[118][119]

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend West Morris Mendham High School, which is located in Mendham Borough and serves students from Chester Borough, Chester Township, Mendham Borough and Mendham Township.[120] The school is part of the West Morris Regional High School District, which also serves students from Washington Township at West Morris Central High School.[121] As of the 2020–21 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,142 students and 91.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.4:1.[122] The high school district's board of education is comprised of nine members who are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis.[123] The nine seats on the board of education are allocated based on the populations of the constituent municipalities, with one seat assigned to Mendham Borough.[124]

Saint Joseph School was a Catholic school established in 1963 and operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson that serves students in preschool through eighth grade. Founded in 1963, the school was recognized in 2012 by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.[125][126]

The Westmont Montessori School, established in 1964, is the second-oldest Montessori school in New Jersey. It has served approximately 2,500 children ages 15 months to 6 years old in its 50-year history. Westmont is dually accredited by the American Montessori Society and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[127]

Until 2005, Mendham was home to the Assumption College for Sisters, a two-year women's college that is open to lay students as well as those pursuing religious lives, operated by the Sisters of Christian Charity; the school has moved to the Morris Catholic High School campus in Denville Township.[128]

Transportation

County Route 510 eastbound in Mendham

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 28.40 miles (45.71 km) of roadways, of which 22.76 miles (36.63 km) were maintained by the municipality and 5.64 miles (9.08 km) by Morris County.[129]

No Interstate, U.S. or state highways pass through Mendham. The most significant roadways directly serving the borough are County Route 510 and County Route 525.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offered service on the MCM4 and MCM5 routes until 2010, when subsidies to the local provider were eliminated as part of budget cuts.[130][131]

Notable people

See also: Category:People from Mendham Borough, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Mendham Borough include:

Notable businesses

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f 2019 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 1, 2020.
  2. ^ a b US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Mayor's Page, Borough of Mendham. Accessed April 26, 2023.
  4. ^ 2023 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, updated February 8, 2023. Accessed February 10, 2023.
  5. ^ Contacts Directory, Borough of Mendham. Accessed March 23, 2023.
  6. ^ Borough Clerk, Borough of Mendham. Accessed March 23, 2023.
  7. ^ a b 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 77.
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Mendham, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 8, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c Total Population: Census 2010 - Census 2020 New Jersey Municipalities, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  10. ^ a b Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Minor Civil Divisions in New Jersey: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2022, United States Census Bureau, released May 2023. Accessed May 18, 2023.
  11. ^ a b Population Density by County and Municipality: New Jersey, 2020 and 2021, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed March 1, 2023.
  12. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Mendham, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed June 9, 2012.
  13. ^ Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 28, 2013.
  14. ^ Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Hopatcong, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed August 28, 2013.
  15. ^ a b U.S. Census website, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  16. ^ Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed April 1, 2022.
  17. ^ US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  18. ^ Explore Southwestern Morris County, Morris County Tourism Authority. Accessed April 10, 2024. "Southwestern Morris County includes a multitude of farms, farmers markets and community-supported agriculture offering fresh produce and festivals throughout the growing season throughout its communities of Mount Olive, Washington Township (Long Valley), Roxbury, Chester, Chester Township, Mount Arlington, Mendham, Mendham Township, Randolph and Netcong."
  19. ^ a b c d e DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Mendham borough, Morris County, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 9, 2012.
  20. ^ a b Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Mendham borough Archived 2013-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed June 9, 2012.
  21. ^ Table 7. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2011. Accessed May 1, 2023.
  22. ^ a b Raritan River North Branch (above/including India Brook) Subwatershed, Raritan Headwaters. Accessed July 3, 2018. "This subwatershed includes the headwaters of the North Branch Raritan River in Morris County. The North Branch of the Raritan River begins in the Borough and flows in a southwest direction."
  23. ^ Raritan Basin Hydrology, New Jersey Water Supply Authority, June 2017. Accessed July 7, 2023.
  24. ^ a b Thomson, W. Barry. "New Municipal Proposals of 100 Years Ago", Inside the Brick Academy, June 2021. Accessed July 7, 2023. "Over the years a number of efforts have been made to alter municipal boundaries and create new municipalities in the Somerset Hills region, with the goal of making local governments more responsive to the changing needs of residents.... The first of such efforts in the 20th century resulted in the creation of Mendham Borough out of Mendham Township in 1906, and the separation of the Borough of Peapack-Gladstone from Bedminster Township in 1912."
  25. ^ "Review: New Jersey Country Homes The Somerset Hills." T3 Consortium, LLC, last modified September 2006, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 24, 2008. Accessed December 11, 2015.
  26. ^ Schapiro, Amy (2003). Millicent Fenwick: Her Way. Rutgers University Press. ISBN 9780813532318.
  27. ^ "Somerset County Historical Quarterly". 1917.
  28. ^ Turpin, John K.; Barry Thomson, W. (2004). The Somerset Hills. Mountain Colony Press. ISBN 9780974950402.
  29. ^ New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places: Morris County, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Historic Preservation Office, updated June 22, 2023. Accessed July 7, 2023.
  30. ^ a b Foster, Janet W. (March 1, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mendham Historic District". National Park Service. With accompanying 190 photos
  31. ^ Black Horse Tavern & Pub, Morris County Tourism. Accessed July 7, 2023. "Drink and dine in a renovated 1740 stagecoach house at The Black Horse Tavern & Pub."
  32. ^ Kelly, Joe. "New Jersey’s Oldest Restaurant is Closing in on 300 Years Old!", WPUR, April 11, 2023. Accessed July 7, 2023. "New Jersey's oldest continuously running restaurant has been in business since 1742.... The Black Horse Tavern and Pub is located in Mendham and is open for 7 days."
  33. ^ Staab, Amanda. "Mendham: The Borough Tops Our List of NJ Towns It’s not unusual for folks in Mendham Borough to lend their neighbors a hand. But more than the Morris County town’s strong sense of community makes it number one in New Jersey Monthly’s 2013 Top Towns survey.", New Jersey Monthly, August 15, 2013. Accessed February 16, 2020.
  34. ^ "Most expensive ZIP codes 2006: New Jersey", Forbes, April 24, 2006. Accessed September 17, 2013.
  35. ^ Brennan, Morgan. "Most Expensive ZIP Codes: 2012", Forbes, October 16, 2012. Accessed February 19, 2020.
  36. ^ https://www.propertyshark.com/Real-Estate-Reports/2018/02/15/expensive-zip-codes-new-jersey-alpine-short-hills-stone-harbor-maintain-lead-deal-surges/
  37. ^ Gangsberg, Martin. "Two Mendhams—And Both Affluent", The New York Times, October 14, 1973. Accessed October 7, 2020.
  38. ^ "Census profile: Mendham borough, Morris County, NJ". Census Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  39. ^ Cervenka, Susanne. "Rich in New Jersey: Here are the 50 wealthiest towns in the state. Is yours one of them?", Asbury Park Press, July 1, 2019. Accessed October 7, 2020. "The USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey took a look at U.S. Census data to find the 50th wealthiest towns in the state and ranked them by median household income.... 39. Mendham Borough - County: Morris County; Median household income: $145,284; Percent making more than $200,000: 33.1%"
  40. ^ Staff. "New Jersey Town Wins Youth Fight; Center Rises in Mendham as Dogged Conservatism Falls-- Scouts, Ex-Mayor Turn Tide Model for Similar Projects Two Major Allies", The New York Times, June 9, 1951. Accessed June 9, 2012. "The argument paralleled a political split in 1906, when Mendham Borough broke from the surrounding Mendham Township. The borough wanted city conveniences such as street lights and sidewalks and the township, largely with a farming population, objected to paying for such improvements."
  41. ^ Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 194. Accessed June 9, 2012.
  42. ^ Historical Timeline of Morris County Boundaries, Morris County Library. Accessed December 24, 2016. "1906, May 15. Mendham Borough is established from Mendham Township."
  43. ^ The Mendhams. Arcadia. October 1998. ISBN 9780738554679.
  44. ^ History, Roxoticus Country Club. Accessed October 7, 2020.
  45. ^ "Freeholders Award Historic Marker to Mendham Borough for Phoenix House Project", Morris County, New Jersey, October 3, 2017. Accessed August 30, 2022. "Mendham Township resident and former State Senator Arthur Whitney purchased the house from the Phoenix family in 1919 and turned over the house to the community in 1938. The house has served as the Borough Hall since that time."
  46. ^ Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed September 5, 2015. Spelled as "Myndham".
  47. ^ Gannett, Henry. The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, p. 205. United States Government Printing Office, 1905. Accessed September 5, 2015. Note error in the name of the county.
  48. ^ Kelley, Tina. "An Outpost of New England", The New York Times, February 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2015. "The origin of the town's name — preserved on the sign of the Black Horse as 'I'll Mend 'Em' — has been the subject of animated debate. Did it come from the Indian word 'mendom,' for raspberry or huckleberry? Was it chosen to honor the British Earl of Mendham?"
  49. ^ Beck, Henry Charlton. Tales and Towns of Northern New Jersey, pp. 128-149. Rutgers University Press, 1983. ISBN 9780813510194. Accessed September 5, 2015.
  50. ^ "National Register Information System – (#85000865)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  51. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Morris County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. October 1, 2020. p. 20.
  52. ^ a b National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form for the Mendham Historic District, National Park Service. Accessed July 7, 2023.
  53. ^ Master Plan: Historic Preservation Element, Mendham Borough. Accessed July 7, 2023.
  54. ^ Areas touching Mendham, MapIt. Accessed February 27, 2020.
  55. ^ Morris County Municipalities Map, Morris County, New Jersey Department of Planning and Preservation. Accessed February 27, 2020.
  56. ^ New Jersey Municipal Boundaries, New Jersey Department of Transportation. Accessed November 15, 2019.
  57. ^ Passaic River Headwaters, Great Swamp Watershed Association. Accessed July 3, 2018. "The Passaic River Headwaters is formed by the union of three tributaries, originating in Mendham Township, Mendham Borough, and Bernardsville.... The northernmost stem of the headwaters flows from Mendham High School and then through a mix of residential properties and protected land. "
  58. ^ Compendium of censuses 1726-1905: together with the tabulated returns of 1905, New Jersey Department of State, 1906. Accessed October 21, 2013.
  59. ^ Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910: Population by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions, 1910, 1900, 1890, United States Census Bureau, p. 338. Accessed June 5, 2012.
  60. ^ Fifteenth Census of the United States : 1930 - Population Volume I, United States Census Bureau, p. 717. Accessed June 9, 2012.
  61. ^ Table 6: New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1940 - 2000, Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network, August 2001. Accessed May 1, 2023.
  62. ^ a b c d e Census 2000 Profiles of Demographic / Social / Economic / Housing Characteristics for Mendham borough, New Jersey[permanent dead link], United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 18, 2012.
  63. ^ a b c d e DP-1: Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 - Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Mendham borough, Morris County, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 18, 2012.
  64. ^ DP03: Selected Economic Characteristics from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for Mendham borough, Morris County, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 9, 2012.
  65. ^ Median Household, Family, Per-Capita Income: State, County, Municipality and Census Designated Place (CDP) With Municipalities Ranked by Per Capita Income; 2010 5-year ACS estimates (Excel Format), New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed April 23, 2020.
  66. ^ "Money Income (1989 and 1999) and Poverty (1999) New Jersey, Counties and Municipalities", New Jersey Department of Labor Division of Labor Market and Demographic Research, New Jersey State Data Center. April 2003. Accessed May 10, 2020.
  67. ^ About, Roxiticus Golf Club. Accessed December 29, 2023.
  68. ^ Recap: Qualifying Concludes for 102nd Open Championship, New Jersey State Golf Association, June 30, 2022. Accessed December 29, 2023.The fifth and final qualifying round for the 102nd New Jersey Open Championship concluded on Wednesday at Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham, and the field is set for the championship proper at the spectacular Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes July 25–27."
  69. ^ Inventory of Municipal Forms of Government in New Jersey, Rutgers University Center for Government Studies, July 1, 2011. Accessed June 1, 2023.
  70. ^ Cerra, Michael F. "Forms of Government: Everything You've Always Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask" Archived 2014-09-24 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State League of Municipalities. Accessed November 30, 2014.
  71. ^ "Forms of Municipal Government in New Jersey", p. 6. Rutgers University Center for Government Studies. Accessed June 1, 2023.
  72. ^ Borough Council, Borough of Mendham. Accessed April 26, 2023.
  73. ^ 2021 Municipal Data Sheet, Borough of Mendham. Accessed May 4, 2022.
  74. ^ Morris County Manual 2023, Morris County, New Jersey Clerk. Accessed April 25, 2023.
  75. ^ Morris County Municipal Elected Officials For The Year 2023, Morris County, New Jersey Clerk, updated April 5, 2023. Accessed April 25, 2023.
  76. ^ General Election November 8, 2022, Official Results, Morris County, New Jersey, updated November 28, 2022. Accessed January 1, 2023.
  77. ^ General Election Winners For November 2, 2021, Morris County, New Jersey Clerk. Accessed January 1, 2022.
  78. ^ General Election 2020 November 3, 2020 Summary Report Official Results, Morris County, New Jersey, updated November 20, 2020. Accessed January 1, 2021.
  79. ^ Sullivan, Neil. "Sullivan is new Mendham Borough Councilman", Observer-Tribune, March 16, 2022. Accessed May 4, 2022."The borough has a new councilman to replace Mary Sue Martin, who resigned from the dais in January. Knollwood Drive resident Neil Sullivan was sworn in on Feb. 9 after the Borough Council interviewed three candidates recommended by the Republican Municipal Committee to fill the seat of Martin, a chemist who moved to the borough in 2005."
  80. ^ Garber, Phil. "Kelly named to Mendham Borough Council", Observer-Tribune, January 31, 2019. Accessed May 10, 2020. "A lifelong borough resident and owner of a plumbing contracting company is the newest member of the all-Republican Borough Council. Council members unanimously appointed Jim Kelly of Mountainside Road to fill the unexpired term of former councilwoman and now mayor Christine Serrano Glassner."
  81. ^ 2022 Redistricting Plan, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 8, 2022.
  82. ^ Municipalities Sorted by 2011-2020 Legislative District, New Jersey Department of State. Accessed February 1, 2020.
  83. ^ 2019 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government, New Jersey League of Women Voters. Accessed October 30, 2019.
  84. ^ Districts by Number for 2011-2020, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 6, 2013.
  85. ^ "Congressman Malinowski Fights For The Corporate Transparency Act", Tom Malinowski, press release dated October 23, 2019. Accessed January 19, 2022. "My name, Tom Malinowski. My address, 86 Washington Street, Rocky Hill, NJ 08553."
  86. ^ U.S. Sen. Cory Booker cruises past Republican challenger Rik Mehta in New Jersey, PhillyVoice. Accessed April 30, 2021. "He now owns a home and lives in Newark's Central Ward community."
  87. ^ Biography of Bob Menendez, United States Senate, January 26, 2015. "Menendez, who started his political career in Union City, moved in September from Paramus to one of Harrison's new apartment buildings near the town's PATH station.."
  88. ^ Home, sweet home: Bob Menendez back in Hudson County. nj.com. Accessed April 30, 2021. "Booker, Cory A. - (D - NJ) Class II; Menendez, Robert - (D - NJ) Class I"
  89. ^ Legislative Roster for District 25, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 18, 2024.
  90. ^ Board of County Commissioners, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022. "Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of County Commissioners, who serve three-year terms."
  91. ^ a b Morris County Manual 2022, Morris County Clerk. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  92. ^ Tayfun Selen, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  93. ^ John Krickus, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  94. ^ Douglas R. Cabana, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  95. ^ Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  96. ^ Stephen H. Shaw, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  97. ^ Deborah Smith, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  98. ^ Commissioners, Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  99. ^ Ann F. Grossi, Esq., Office of the Morris County Clerk. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  100. ^ Clerks, Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  101. ^ About Us: Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Sheriff's Office. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  102. ^ Sheriffs, Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  103. ^ Surrogate Heather J. Darling, Esq., Morris County, New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  104. ^ Surrogates, Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey. Accessed June 1, 2022.
  105. ^ Voter Registration Summary - Morris, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, March 23, 2011. Accessed December 18, 2012.
  106. ^ "Presidential General Election Results - November 6, 2012 - Morris County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. March 15, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  107. ^ "Number of Registered Voters and Ballots Cast - November 6, 2012 - General Election Results - Morris County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. March 15, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  108. ^ 2008 Presidential General Election Results: Morris County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 23, 2008. Accessed December 18, 2012.
  109. ^ 2004 Presidential Election: Morris County, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 13, 2004. Accessed December 18, 2012.
  110. ^ "Governor - Morris County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. January 29, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  111. ^ "Number of Registered Voters and Ballots Cast - November 5, 2013 - General Election Results - Morris County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Elections. January 29, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  112. ^ 2009 Governor: Morris County Archived 2012-10-17 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of State Division of Elections, December 31, 2009. Accessed December 18, 2012.
  113. ^ Mendham Borough Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Mendham Borough Schools. Accessed August 30, 2022. "Purpose: The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight in the Mendham Borough School District. Composition: The Mendham Borough School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Mendham Borough."
  114. ^ District information for Mendham Borough School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 15, 2022.
  115. ^ School Data for the Mendham Borough Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 15, 2022.
  116. ^ Hilltop Elementary School, Mendham Borough Schools. Accessed August 30, 2022.
  117. ^ Mountain View Middle School, Mendham Borough Schools. Accessed August 30, 2022.
  118. ^ School Performance Reports for the Mendham Borough School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 1, 2024.
  119. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Mendham Borough Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 1, 2024.
  120. ^ School Profile 2016-2017, West Morris Mendham High School. Accessed March 19, 2017. "West Morris Mendham High School, serving grades 9-12, is a college preparatory institution. Students reside in either Mendham or Chester, which are both semi-rural communities with a mix of upper-middle class to high-income families."
  121. ^ West Morris Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 4, 2016. "Established in 1958, the West Morris Regional High School District operates two schools, West Morris Central High School and West Morris Mendham High School. The regional district serves the students of five Morris County communities: Chester Borough, Chester Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Washington Township. Students from Washington Township attend West Morris Central High School, and students from the Chesters and the Mendhams attend West Morris Mendham High School."
  122. ^ School data for West Morris Mendham High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 15, 2022.
  123. ^ Annual Comprehensive Financial Report of the West Morris Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education, for year ending June 30, 2018. Accessed February 27, 2020. "The School District is administered by a nine-member Board of Education ('the Board'), with three members elected each year for three-year terms."
  124. ^ Board of Education, West Morris Regional High School District. Accessed February 27, 2020.
  125. ^ Overview Archived 2015-09-07 at the Wayback Machine, St. Joseph School. Accessed September 5, 2015. "St. Joseph School opened in 1963 with grades one through four under the direction of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception."
  126. ^ Morris County, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson Catholic Schools Office. Accessed September 5, 2015.
  127. ^ About Us, Westmont Montessori School. Accessed May 29, 2015.
  128. ^ History, Assumption College for Sisters. Accessed March 19, 2017.
  129. ^ Morris County Mileage by Municipality and Jurisdiction, New Jersey Department of Transportation, May 2010. Accessed July 18, 2014.
  130. ^ Private Carrier Bus Service reductions, NJ Transit. Accessed August 8, 2015.
  131. ^ Morris County Bus / Rail Connections, NJ Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 22, 2009. Accessed August 8, 2015.
  132. ^ Havsy, Jane. "Delbarton swimmer Rob Alexy adds to family legacy of NJSIAA Meet of Champions titles", Daily Record, March 6, 2022. Accessed August 30, 2022. "But the family had a pool in their Mendham backyard, so all four kids had to learn to swim to stay safe."
  133. ^ Miles, Wyndham D.; and Gould, Robert F. American Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Volume 2, p. 7. American Chemical Society, 1994. ISBN 0964025507. Accessed June 9, 2012. "Armstrong was born in Mendham, NJ, Sept. 15, 1813, one of 10 children of Presbyterian minister Amzi and Polly (Dod) Armstrong."
  134. ^ Adam Boyd, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 22, 2007.
  135. ^ Hyman, Vicki. "Voice of Reason", Inside Jersey, November 13, 2008. Accessed November 23, 2008. "Cavuto, who is also Fox Business Network's managing editor, keeps his lead suit packed away in the sprawling Mendham mansion he shares with wife Mary..."
  136. ^ Staab, Amanda. "Mendham: The Borough Tops Our List of NJ Towns; It’s not unusual for folks in Mendham Borough to lend their neighbors a hand. But more than the Morris County town’s strong sense of community makes it number one in New Jersey Monthly’s 2013 Top Towns survey.", New Jersey Monthly, August 15, 2013. Accessed February 9, 2018. "Borough residents are a blend of blue- and white-collar workers, including New York executives and public figures such as Fox News Channel TV anchor Neil Cavuto."
  137. ^ Abner Doubleday, Arlington National Cemetery. Accessed August 18, 2007. "He later moved to Mendham, New Jersey, where he died on January 26, 1893."
  138. ^ Mooney, Gail. "Maggie in the USA on the Fourth of July", Opening Our Eyes, July 6, 2011. Accessed December 1, 2013. "This year the award went to Maggie Doyne. Brookside is in Mendham Township, so technically, Maggie isn't a resident because she lives in the next town over, Mendham Borough."
  139. ^ Wright, Peggy. "NJ election results: Smith, Shaw, Krickus win Morris County GOP freeholder race", Daily Record, June 6, 2018. Accessed August 30, 2022. "Dunn, a resident of Mendham Borough, lost first place in her hometown to Smith and tied for second place with Shaw."
  140. ^ via Associated Press. "William Hillcourt, A Boy Scout Writer And Columnist, 92", The New York Times, November 14, 1992. Accessed April 11, 2023. "Mr. Hillcourt, who lived in this suburb of Syracuse since 1979, was halfway through a trip around the world when he was stricken. His body will be returned to the United States later this month and buried alongside his wife in Mendham, N.J., where the Hillcourts lived for many years."
  141. ^ Litsky, Frank. "Colleges; Rutgers Hires Mulcahy to Improve Sports Image", The New York Times, February 5, 1998. Accessed June 9, 2012. "Mulcahy lives in Mendham, where he was once the Mayor."
  142. ^ Interview with Robert E. Mulcahy, III Archived 2013-07-09 at the Wayback Machine, Rutgers University. Accessed June 9, 2012. "Q: Well you were Mayor of Mendham Borough at the time. Talk a little bit about your political career at the local level."
  143. ^ Shupe, Lillian. "Will the third time in the Kentucky Derby be the charm for Rosie Napravnik?", Hunterdon County Democrat, May 1, 2014. Accessed May 30, 2015. "Napravnik, who was born in Mendham and lived in High Bridge for a time when she was little, set a record in 2012 for the most purse money earned in a single year by a female rider."
  144. ^ Contact Us, Van Dessel Sports. Accessed October 21, 2013.