The Township Committee would like to welcome all to this captivating place called Branchburg Township. It has a wonderful history dating back to pre-Revolutionary wartime. The Township was established in 1845 and is located in Somerset County, New Jersey. Branchburg ranks seventh in size among Somerset County’s twenty-one municipalities, and covers a total area of 20.2 square miles, being eleven miles long and approximately 2 miles across at its widest point. The hamlets of North Branch and Neshanic Station are included in Branchburg Township, which brings the ambiance of small villages and charm to the area. The Township is bordered on the west by Hunterdon County; on the north by Bedminister and on the south by Bridgewater Township and Hillsborough Township. The main watercourses are the Lamington River on the north, the North Branch of the Raritan River on the east and the South Branch of the Raritan River on the east and south. These rivers along with small streams and brooks are excellent for fishermen who enjoy trout stocked streams and rivers.
The Township is centrally located with access to major roadways and highways. US Highways 202 and 22 travel through the Township with easy passage to Interstates 78, 287 and Rt. 206, enabling residents to travel to New York City and Philadelphia within one hour. This location offers the best of all worlds; the Township has the flavor of a semi-rural community with rolling hills, greenery, farms and country roads. The 1980′s and 90′s saw the population almost double to its current population of 14,500, with upscale residential housing and wide areas of open space.
Residents enjoy cycling, recreational sports, and a quality of life away from the busy bustle of a city. Our residents are active in community affairs and participate on various Boards and Commissions. We have a campus like setting for our Industrial neighbors, who enjoy a country setting for their facilities. Branchburg is home to Raritan Valley Community College, which is situated on 240 acres in a rural campus atmosphere. Nearby shopping provides small shops along with malls for everyday needs.