Bernards Twp. (Basking Ridge)

New Jersey

  • Population: 26652
  • Size: 24 sq miles (62.16 km2)
  • Established: 1798
  • Distance from NYC: 35
  • Distance from Philadelphia: 70
  • Distance from Newark: 30
  • Nearest Turpin Office
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    Bernardsville

    (908) 766-6500

About Bernards Twp. (Basking Ridge)
Basking Ridge in Bernards Township has retained its small-town charm for over 200 years. Most of the shops, restaurants, and services along tree-lined South Finley Avenue are located in historic 19th-century houses. In fact, the downtown area has so much history that it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

Bernards Township was originally formed by Royal Charter as Bernardston Township. The name Bernards Township was given to the area in 1760 by King George II to honor Sir Francis Bernard, Provincial Governor of New Jersey from 1758 to 1760. It was incorporated as Bernards Township in 1798. Basking Ridge, Liberty Corner, Lyons, and West Millington are located within Bernards Township, while Martinsville is split between Bernards and Bridgewater Townships.