Community

Timeline

horizontal rule Bernards Township Timeline

Did you know?

  • Somerset County was created in 1688.
  • Basking Ridge got its first post office in 1802.
  • Public education arrived in Bernards Township when local School Districts were established in 1853.
  • The first newspaper was printed in Bernards Township in 1870.
  • Liberty Corner Fire Company was incorporated in 1910.
  • South Maple Avenue became one of the first paved roads in New Jersey in 1928.
  • The Somerset Hill YMCA was established in 1951.
  • Bernards Township celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1960.
  • Grand Union was the first store to open at Lyons Mall in 1970.
  • The US Golf Association located in Liberty Corner in 1972.
  • Somerset County celebrated its 300th anniversary in 1988.