Morris County, New Jersey
Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey, about 25 mi (40 km) west of New York City. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population was 470,212, and grew to 493,160 as of the Census Bureau's 2006 estimate.. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Morristown. It is the sixth-wealthiest county in the United States by median household income, and ranks tenth by per capita income.
The area of Morris County was inhabited by the Lenape prior to the coming of the Europeans.
Morris County was created on March 15, 1739, from portions of Hunterdon County.The county was named for the Governor of the Province of New Jersey, Colonel Lewis Morris. In later years Sussex County (on June 8, 1753) and Warren County (on November 20, 1824, from portions of Sussex County) were carved out of what had been the original area of Morris County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,247 km² (481 sq mi). 1,215 km² (469 sq mi) of it is land and 32 km² (12 sq mi) of it (2.55%) is water.
The county rises in elevation and relief from east to west, with only the more developed eastern suburbs in the Passaic River valley being relatively level. The highest point is at 1,395 feet (425 m) above sea level in the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in Jefferson Township; the lowest point is about 140 feet (42.6 m) in elevation, at Two Bridges, the confluence of the Passaic and Pompton rivers.
The following is a list of the municipalities in Morris County. Other, unincorporated areas in the county are listed below their parent municipality (or municipalities, as the case may be). Most of these areas are census-designated places that have been created by the United States Census Bureau for enumeration purposes within a township. Other communities and enclaves that exist within a municipality are marked with an asterisk (*) next to the name.