Washington Township is one of the last municipalities of Morris County where agricultural traditions continue to define the environment. The earliest important settlement in the Township was named "German Valley", a name that survived until World War I, when the present day "Long Valley" replaced it.
The fertile, 8 mile long valley, with the South Branch of the Raritan River at it's center, was the center of a Palatinate German community, and today includes some excellent examples of architecture from the second half of the 18th century and the first quarter of the 19th century. The heart of the settlement is now the German Valley Historical District, and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Please explore this site and enjoy our rich historic architectural heritage.
A survey of Morris County Historical Information is on file at the following locations:
- Office of New Jersey Heritage
Labor and Industry Building
- Morris County Heritage Commission
300 Mendham Road
- County College of Morris
Center Grove Road
- Morris County Library
East Hanover Avenue
- Morristown-Morris Township Library
1 Miller Road
· National Register of Historic Places for Morris County, NJ ·