Morristown, New Jersey
|Town of Morristown|
The Green, a historic park, serves as a gathering place and a center of culture within Downtown Morristown.
"Military Capital of the American Revolution", "Mo Town", "The Mo", "Mo City"
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|Incorporated||April 6, 1865|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (mayor–council)|
|• Body||Town Council|
|• Mayor||Timothy P. Dougherty (D, December 31, 2021)|
|• Administrator||Jillian Barrick|
|• Municipal clerk||Margot Kaye|
|• Total||3.01 sq mi (7.79 km2)|
|• Land||2.91 sq��mi (7.53 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2) 3.26%|
|Area rank||333rd of 565 in state|
25th of 39 in county
|Elevation||315 ft (96 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||139th of 566 in state|
10th of 39 in county
|• Density||6,284.9/sq mi (2,426.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||78th of 566 in state|
3rd of 39 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885309|
Morristown // is a town and the county seat of Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Morristown has been called "the military capital of the American Revolution" because of its strategic role in the war for independence from Great Britain. Today this history is visible in a variety of locations throughout the town that collectively make up Morristown National Historical Park.
According to British colonial records, the first permanent European settlement at Morristown occurred in 1715, when a settlement was founded as New Hanover by colonists from New York and Connecticut. Morris County was created on March 15, 1739, from portions of Hunterdon County. The county, and ultimately Morristown itself, was named for the popular Governor of the Province, Lewis Morris, who championed land ownership rights for colonists.
Morristown was incorporated as a town by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 6, 1865, within Morris Township, and it was formally set off from the township in 1895. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 18,411, reflecting a decline of 133 (-0.7%) from the 18,544 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,355 (+14.5%) from the 16,189 counted in the 1990 Census.
The area was inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans for up to 6,000 years prior to exploration of Europeans. The first European settlements in this portion of New Jersey were established by the Swedes and Dutch in the early 17th century, when a significant trade in furs existed between the natives and the Europeans at temporary posts. It became part of the Dutch colony of New Netherland, but the English seized control of the region in 1664, which was granted to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, as the Province of New Jersey.
Morristown was settled around 1715 by English Presbyterians from Southold, New York on Long Island and New Haven, Connecticut as the village of New Hanover. The town's central location and road connections led to its selection as the seat of the new Morris County shortly after its separation from Hunterdon County on March 15, 1739. The village and county were named for Lewis Morris, the first and then sitting royal governor of a united colony of New Jersey.
By the middle of the 18th century, Morristown had 250 residents, with two churches, a courthouse, two taverns, two schools, several stores, and numerous mills and farms nearby.
George Washington first came to Morristown in May 1773, two years before the Revolutionary War broke out, and traveled from there to New York City together with John Parke Custis (his stepson) and Lord Stirling.
In 1777, General George Washington and the Continental Army marched from the victories at Trenton and Princeton to encamp near Morristown from January to May. Washington had his headquarters during that first encampment at Jacob Arnold's Tavern located at the Morristown Green in the center of the town. Morristown was selected for its extremely strategic location. It was between Philadelphia and New York and near New England while being protected from British forces behind the Watchung Mountains. It also was chosen for the skills and trades of the residents, local industries and natural resources to provide arms, and what was thought to be the ability of the community to provide enough food to support the army.
The churches were used for inoculations for smallpox. That first headquarters, Arnold's Tavern, was eventually moved .5 miles (800 m) south of the green onto Mount Kemble Avenue to become All Souls Hospital in the late 19th century. It suffered a fire in 1918, and the original structure was demolished, but new buildings for the hospital were built directly across the street.
From December 1779 to June 1780 the Continental Army's second encampment at Morristown was at Jockey Hollow. Then, Washington's headquarters in Morristown was located at the Ford Mansion, a large mansion near what was then the edge of town. Ford's widow and children shared the house with Martha Washington and officers of the Continental Army.
The winter of 1780 was the worst winter of the Revolutionary War. The starvation was complicated by extreme inflation of money and lack of pay for the army. The entire Pennsylvania contingent successfully mutinied and later, 200 New Jersey soldiers attempted to emulate them (unsuccessfully). Many soldiers died, to weak health.
During Washington's second stay, in March 1780, he declared St. Patrick's Day a holiday to honor his many Irish troops. Martha Washington traveled from Virginia and remained with her husband each winter throughout the war. The Marquis de Lafayette came to Washington in Morristown to inform him that France would be sending ships and trained soldiers to aid the Continental Army.
The Ford Mansion, Jockey Hollow, and Fort Nonsense are all preserved as part of Morristown National Historical Park managed by the National Park Service, which has the distinction among historic preservationists of being the first National Historical Park established in the United States.
During Washington's stay, Benedict Arnold was court-martialed at Dickerson's Tavern, on Spring Street, for charges related to profiteering from military supplies at Philadelphia. His admonishment was made public, but Washington quietly promised the hero, Arnold, to make it up to him.
Alexander Hamilton courted and wed Elizabeth Schuyler at a residence where Washington's personal physician was billeted. Locally known as the Schuyler-Hamilton House, the Dr. Jabez Campfield House is listed on both the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places.
The Morristown Green has a statue commemorating the meeting of George Washington, the young Marquis de LaFayette, and young Alexander Hamilton depicting them discussing forthcoming aid of French tall ships and troops being sent by King Louis XVI of France to aid the Continental Army.
Morristown's Burnham Park has a statue of the "Father of the American Revolution", Thomas Paine, who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense, which urged a complete break from British rule. The bronze statue, by sculptor Georg J. Lober, shows Paine in 1776 (using a drum as a table during the withdrawal of the army across New Jersey) composing Crisis 1. He wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls..." The statue was dedicated on July 4, 1950.
Nineteenth century to present
The idea for constructing the Morris Canal is credited to Morristown businessman George P. Macculloch, who in 1822 convened a group to discuss his concept for a canal. The group included Governor of New Jersey Isaac Halstead Williamson, which led to approval of the proposal by the New Jersey Legislature later that year. The canal was used for a century. In July 1825 during his 15 month return tour of the United States, the Marquis de Lafayette returned to Morristown, where a ball was held in his honor at the 1807 Sansay House on DeHart Street (the edifice still stands as of 2011).
In 1827, St. Peter's Episcopal Church was founded at the behest of Bishop George Washington Doane and many prominent Morristown Families, including George P. Macculloch, of the Morris Canal. When the Church was rebuilt by McKim, Mead and White beginning in 1889, the congregation erected one of the United States finest church buildings –a stone, English-gothic church complete with fined stained glass, and a long, decorated interior.
Antoine le Blanc, a French immigrant laborer, murdered the Sayre family and their servant (or possibly slave), Phoebe. He was tried and convicted of murder of the Sayres (but not of Phoebe) on August 13, 1833. On September 6, 1833, Le Blanc became the last person hanged on the Morristown Green. Until late 2006, the house where the murders were committed was known as "Jimmy's Haunt," which is purported to be haunted by Phoebe's ghost because her murder never saw justice. Jimmy's Haunt was torn down to make way for a bank in 2007.
Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail built the first telegraph at the Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown on January 6, 1838. The first telegraph message was A patient waiter is no loser. The first public demonstration of the invention occurred five days later as an early step toward the information age.
Jacob Arnold's Tavern, the first headquarters for Washington in Morristown, was purchased by the Colles family to save it from demolition in 1886. It was moved by horse-power in the winter of 1887 from "the green" (after being stuck on Bank Street for about six weeks) to a site 0.5 miles (0.80 km) south on Mount Kemble Avenue at what is now a parking lot for the Atlantic RIMM Rehabilitation Hospital. It became a boarding house for four years until it was converted by the Grey Nuns from Montreal into All Souls Hospital, the first general hospital in Morris County. George and Martha Washington's second floor ballroom became a chapel and the first floor tavern became a ward for patients. The building was lost to a fire in 1918. The entire organization, nurses, doctors, and patients of All Souls Hospital were then moved across Mount Kemble Avenue, U.S. Route 202, to a newly built brick hospital building. All Souls' was set to close because of financial difficulties in the late 1960s. In 1973, it became Community Medical Center. In 1977, the center became bankrupt and was purchased by the then new and larger Morristown Memorial Hospital, which is now the Morristown Medical Center.
On December 18, 1843, the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was incorporated. This was the first congregation established by blacks in Morris County. It is still active. The first site of the Church was located at 13 Spring Street and served as the only schoolhouse for colored children until 1870. The Church relocated to its present site at 59 Spring Street in 1874.
On January 5, 2009, five red lights were spotted in the Morristown area night skies. The event was a staged hoax using helium balloons and flares, but became nationally known as the Morristown UFO hoax.
On September 10, 2020, Century 21 announced it would close all 13 stores, including their location on North Park Place in Morristown, as well as filing for bankruptcy. The store opened in 2002 and used to be a Bamberger's and then Macy's, before becoming Century 21.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Morristown town had a total area of 3.01 square miles (7.79 km2), including 2.91 square miles (7.53 km2) of land and 0.10 square miles (0.25 km2) of water (3.26%).
The downtown shopping and business district of Morristown is centered around a square park, known as the Morristown Green. It is a former market square from Morristown's colonial days.
|Climate data for Morristown|
|Average high °F (°C)||38
|Average low °F (°C)||18
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||4.50
1930-1990 2000 2010
The 2010 United States Census counted 18,411 people, 7,417 households, and 3,649 families in the town. The population density was 6,284.9 inhabitants per square mile (2,426.6/km2). There were 8,172 housing units at an average density of 2,789.6 per square mile (1,077.1/km2). The racial makeup was 62.50% (11,507) White, 13.97% (2,572) Black or African American, 0.64% (117) Native American, 4.34% (799) Asian, 0.06% (11) Pacific Islander, 14.84% (2,732) from other races, and 3.66% (673) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.09% (6,277) of the population.
Of the 7,417 households, 22.7% had children under the age of 18; 31.1% were married couples living together; 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present and 50.8% were non-families. Of all households, 38.8% were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.13.
17.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 38.4% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34.8 years. For every 100 females, the population had 104.5 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 106.1 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $64,279 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,628) and the median family income was $66,070 (+/- $3,638). Males had a median income of $51,242 (+/- $6,106) versus $44,315 (+/- $5,443) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,573 (+/- $2,286). About 10.2% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 18,544 people, 7,252 households, and 3,698 families residing in the town. The population density was 6,303.9 people per square mile (2,435.3/km2). There were 7,615 housing units at an average density of 2,588.7 per square mile (1,000.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 67.63% White, 16.95% Black or black, 0.22% Native American, 3.77% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 8.48% from other races, and 3.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 27.15% of the population.
9.8% of Morristown residents identified themselves as being of Colombian American ancestry in the 2000 Census, the eighth- highest percentage of the population of any municipality in the United States. 4.5% of Morristown residents identified themselves as being of Honduran American ancestry in the 2000 Census, the sixth-highest percentage of the population of any municipality in the United States.
There were 7,252 households, out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.0% were non-families. 38.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 18.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 40.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $57,563, and the median income for a family was $66,419. Males had a median income of $42,363 versus $37,045 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,086. About 7.1% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.
Morristown Medical Center, with 5,500 employees, is Morristown's largest employer. In a ruling issued in June 2015, Tax Court Judge Vito Bianco ruled that the hospital would be required to pay property taxes on nearly all of its campus in the town.
Arts and culture
- Morristown National Historical Park — Four historic sites around Morristown associated with the American Revolutionary War, including Jockey Hollow, a park that includes a visitor center, the Revolution-era Wick farm, encampment site of George Washington's Continental Army, and around 25 miles of hiking trails, and the Washington's Headquarters & Ford Mansion, a Revolution-era Georgian-style mansion used by George Washington as his headquarters during the Jockey Hollow encampment.
- Morristown Green – Park at the center of town which was the old town "common" or "green." It is the site of several Revolutionary War and Civil war monuments, and is surrounded by historic churches, the colonial county-courthouse, and a shopping and restaurant district.
- St. Peter's Episcopal Church — Large McKim Mead and White church with bell tower, fine stained glass and medieval furnishings.
- Acorn Hall – 1853 Victorian Italianate mansion and home to the Morris County Historical Society. Donated to the historical society in 1971 by Mary Crane Hone, the mansion retained much of its original furnishings and accouterments as it remained in the same family for over a century. It is currently operated as a museum and is the headquarters of the Morris County Historical Society.
- Morris Museum – formally incorporated in 1943. The museum's permanent displays include rocks, minerals, fossils, animal mounts, a model railroad, and Native American crafts, pottery, carving, basketry and textiles.
- Mayo Performing Arts Center is a former Walter Reade movie theater originally constructed in 1937 that has been converted into a 1,302-seat performing arts center.
- Speedwell Ironworks is a National Historic Landmark and museum at the site where the electric telegraph was first presented to the public, on January 11, 1838.
Morristown has a cricketing club, the first in North America.
The Morristown 1776 Association Football Club is a soccer club that competes in the North Jersey Soccer League and MCSSA.
- Acorn Hall – 68 Morris Avenue (added 1973)
- Boisaubin Manor – Southeast of Morristown on Treadwell Avenue (added 1976)
- Dr. Jabez Campfield House – 5 Olyphant Place (added 2008)
- Dr. Lewis Condict House – 51 South Street (added 1973)
- Cutler Homestead – 21 Cutler Street (added 1975)
- Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Station – 132 Morris Street (added 1980)
- Fordville – East of Morristown at 30 Ford Hill Road (added 1978)
- Glanville Blacksmith Shop – 47 Bank Street (added 1987)
- Jenkins-Mead House – 14 Revere Road (added 1997)
- Lindenwold – 247 South Street (added 1986)
- Timothy Mills House – 27 Mills Street (added 1975)
- Morris County Courthouse – Washington St. between Court Street and Western Avenue (added 1977)
- Morristown District – Roughly bounded by the cemetery, King Place, Madison and Colles Avenues., DeHart Street, and North Park Place (added 1973), Boundary Increase Irregularly bounded by Lackawanna, Franklin Place, James Street, Ogden Place, Doughty, Mt. Kemble, Western, and Speedwell Avenues (added 1986)
- Morristown National Historical Park – At junction of U.S. 202 and NJ 24 (added 1966)
- Morristown School – Junction of Whippany Road and Hanover Avenue, Morris Township (added 1996)
- Mount Kemble Home – 1 Mt. Kemble Avenue (added 1986)
- Thomas Nast Home – MacCulloch Avenue and Miller Road (added 1966)
- Normandy Park – Normandy Parkway., between Columbia Turnpike and Madison Avenue, Morris Township (added 1996)
- Oak Dell – Franklin Street and Madison Avenue (added 1986)
- Joseph W. Revere House – Northwest of Morristown on Mendham Avenue (added 1973), Fosterfields Boundary Increase at junction of Mendham and Kahdena Roads, Morris Township (added 1991)
- Speedwell Village-The Factory – 333 Speedwell Avenue (added 1974)
- Spring Brook House – 167 James Street (added 1986)
- Thorne and Eddy Estates – East of Morristown on Columbia Road (added 1978)
- Whippany Farm – 53 East Hanover Avenue (added 1977)
- Willow Hall – 330 Speedwell Avenue (added 2011)
Morristown is governed within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under a Plan F Mayor-Council system of New Jersey municipal government, which went into effect on January 1, 1974. The town is one of 71 municipalities (of the 565) statewide that use this form of government. The Morristown Town Council is comprised of seven members, of which three members are elected at-large representing the entire town and one representative is chosen from each of the town's four wards. Members are elected on a partisan basis to four-year terms of office on a staggered basis in odd-numbered years as part of the November general election, with the four ward seats up for vote together and the at-large and mayoral seats up for vote together two years later. As the legislative arm of the government, the council is responsible for making and setting policy for the town.
As of 2020[update], the Mayor of Morristown is Democrat Timothy Dougherty, whose term of office ends December 31, 2021. Members of the Morristown Town Council are Council President Stefan Armington (D, Ward III, 2023), Council Vice President Toshiba Foster (D; At Large, 2021), Tawanna Cotten (D, Ward II, 2023), Michael Elms (D, At Large, 2021), Robert Iannaccone (I, Ward I, 2023), Sandi Mayer (D; Ward IV, 2023) and David Silva (D; At Large, 2021).
Federal, state, and county representation
For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Eleventh Congressional District is represented by Mikie Sherrill (D, Montclair). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021) and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).
For the 2020–2021 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 25th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Tony Bucco (R, Boonton Township) and in the General Assembly by Brian Bergen (R, Denville) and Aura K. Dunn (R, Mendham Borough).
Senator Anthony R. Bucco died in September 2019. A special convention of the Republican County Committee members from the district met on October 15, 2019, and unanimously selected his son, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco to fill his father's seat until a 2020 special election. Assemblyman Bucco then resigned from the Assembly and on October 24, 2019, was sworn into the Senate. In a special convention following the 2019 general election, Dunn was slected and will serve until the end of the current legislative session, January 14, 2020.
Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, who are elected at-large in partisan elections, to three-year terms on a staggered basis, with either one or three seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. The Freeholder Board sets policies for the operation of six super-departments, more than 30 divisions plus authorities, commissions, boards and study committees. Actual day-to-day operation of departments is supervised by County Administrator, John Bonanni. As of 2020[update], Morris County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Deborah Smith (R, Denville, 2021), Deputy Freeholder Director Stephen H. Shaw (R, Mountain Lakes, 2021), Tayfun Selen (R, Chatham Township, 2020), John Krickus (R, Washington Township, 2021), Douglas Cabana (R, Boonton Township, 2022), Kathryn A. DeFillippo (R, Roxbury, 2022), and Thomas J. Mastrangelo (R, Montville, 2022).
Tayfun Selen was elected by a county Republican convention to the vacant seat of Heather Darling, who was elected Morris County Surrogate in 2019. He will serve the remainder of her term which ends in 2020.
Pursuant to Article VII Section II of the New Jersey State Constitution, each county in New Jersey is required to have three elected administrative officials known as "constitutional officers." These officers are the County Clerk and County Surrogate (both elected for five-year terms of office) and the County Sheriff (elected for a three-year term). As of 2020[update], they are County Clerk Ann F. Grossi (R, Parsippany, 2023), Sheriff James M. Gannon (R, Boonton Township, 2022) and Surrogate Heather Darling (R, Roxbury, 2024).
In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton received 67.4% of the vote (4,984 votes), ahead of Republican Donald Trump with 27.5% (2,033 votes), and other candidates with 5.1% (294 votes), among the 7,470 ballots cast by the town's 11,060 voters, for a turnout of 67.5%.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 67.1% of the vote (4,485 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 31.7% (2,117 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (79 votes), among the 6,727 ballots cast by the town's 10,212 registered voters (46 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 65.9%.
In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 68.1% of the vote (4,738 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 30.0% (2,084 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (67 votes), among the 6,953 ballots cast by the town's 9,741 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.4%.
In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 62.8% of the vote (4,138 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 35.9% (2,370 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (53 votes), among the 6,593 ballots cast by the town's 9,890 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 66.7.
In the 2017 gubernatorial election, Democrat Phil Murphy received 68.44% of the vote (2,758 votes), ahead of Republican Kim Guadagno with 29.6% (1,194 votes), and other candidates with 1.9% (78 votes), among the 4,164 ballots cast by the town's 10,901 voters, for a turnout of 38.2%.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 52.7% of the vote (1,871 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 45.2% (1,602 votes), and other candidates with 2.1% (75 votes), among the 3,780 ballots cast by the town's 10,124 registered voters (232 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 37.3%.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 52.1% of the vote (2,263 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 37.4% (1,623 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 8.1% (350 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (16 votes), among the 4,340 ballots cast by the town's 9,393 registered voters, yielding a 46.2% turnout.
The Morris School District is a regional public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from the communities of Morristown and Morris Township, and high school students (grades 9-12) from Morris Plains who attend the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Morris Plains Schools. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of 10 schools, had an enrollment of 5,216 students and 441.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.8:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Lafayette Learning Center (102 students; in grade PreK), Alexander Hamilton School (293; 3-5), Hillcrest School (288; K-2), Thomas Jefferson School (314; 3-5), Normandy Park School (302; K-5), Sussex Avenue School (301; 3-5), Alfred Vail School (297; K-2), Woodland School (289; K-2), Frelinghuysen Middle School (1,081; 6-8) and Morristown High School (1,860; 9-12). The nine elected seats on the board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with four seats assigned to Morristown.
In addition to a public school system, Morristown has several private schools. Primary and elementary schools include The Red Oaks School, an independent private school founded in 1965 and serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, that offers both Montessori and International Baccalaureate programs. Assumption Roman Catholic is a grade school (K-8) that operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson and was one of 11 schools in the state recognized in 2014 by the United States Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The Peck School, a private day school which serves approximately 300 students in kindergarten through grade eight, dates back to 1893 when it was originally established as Miss Sutphen's School. The Delbarton School is an all-boys Roman Catholic school with approximately 540 students in grades seven through twelve, that began serving resident students in 1939 after having previously served as a seminary. The Morristown-Beard School, a private co-ed school formed from the merger of two previously existing institutions, Morristown Preparatory School and Miss Beard's School, serves grades 6 through 12. In addition, Villa Walsh Academy, a private Catholic college preparatory school conducted by the Religious Teachers Filippini, is located in Morristown.
The Academy of Saint Elizabeth was founded at Morristown in 1860 by the Sisters of Charity, however when municipal boundaries were redrawn in 1895, the Academy found itself in the Convent Station section of the adjacent Morris Township.
The Rabbinical College of America, one of the largest Chabad Lubavitch Chasidic yeshivas in the world is located in Morristown. The Rabbinical College of America has a Baal Teshuva yeshiva for students of diverse Jewish backgrounds, named Yeshiva Tiferes Bachurim. The New Jersey Regional Headquarters for the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement is located on the campus.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the town had a total of 39.98 miles (64.34 km) of roadways, of which 29.73 miles (47.85 km) were maintained by the municipality, 5.03 miles (8.10 km) by Morris County and 5.22 miles (8.40 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Interstate 287 is the main highway providing access to Morristown. Two interchanges, Exit 35 and Exit 36, are located within the town. Other significant roads serving Morristown include U.S. Route 202, New Jersey Route 124 and County Route 510.
Morristown has attempted to implement transit-oriented development. Morristown was designated in 1999 as of one of New Jersey's first five "transit villages". In 1999, Morristown changed its zoning code to designate the area around the train station as a "Transit Village Core" for mixed-use. The designation was at least partly responsible for development plans for several mixed-use condominium developments.
NJ Transit offers rail service at the Morristown station which offers service on the Morristown Line to Newark Broad Street, Secaucus Junction, New York Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal. The town benefited from shortened commuting times to New York City due to the "Midtown Direct" service New Jersey Transit instituted in the 1990s.
NJ Transit local bus service is offered from the Morristown rail station, Morristown Medical Center and Headquarters Plaza on the 871, 872, 873, 874, 875 and 880 bus routes, replacing service that had been offered on the MCM1, MCM2, MCM3, MCM4, MCM8 and MCM10 routes until 2010, when subsidies to the local provider were eliminated as part of budget cuts.
The town's Department of Public Works operates "Colonial Coach", which provides free transportation within Morristown.
The Whippany Line of the Morristown and Erie Railway, a small freight line, traverses the township. Established in 1895, the line runs from Morristown and runs through East Hanover Township and Hanover Township to Roseland.
- One of only two heroic statues of Thomas Paine in the United States is located in Morristown; the other is found in Bordentown, NJ.
- One of the few statues depicting an unblindfolded Lady Justice adorns the facade of the Courthouse.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Morristown include:
- Frank D. Abell (1878-1964), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1925 and 1926 and the New Jersey Senate from 1926 to 1931
- Kenny Agostino (born 1992), professional ice hockey player for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League
- Joseph Bushnell Ames (1878-1928), novelist
- Kristina Apgar (born 1985), actress best known for her portrayal of Lily Smith on the CW's drama Privileged
- Michael Ashkin (born 1955), artist known for sculptures, videos, photographs and installations depicting marginalized, desolate landscapes
- William O. Baker (1915–2005), scientist who headed Bell Labs
- Bonnie Lee Bakley (1956–2001), murdered wife of Robert Blake; born in Morristown
- James Berardinelli (born 1967), film critic
- Vincenzo Bernardo (born 1990), professional soccer player
- Anna Campbell Bliss (1925-2015), visual artist and architect
- Scott Blumstein (born 1992), poker player who won the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event for $8,150,000
- Warren Bobrow (born c. 1961), mixologist, chef, and writer known as the "Cocktail Whisperer"
- Rinker Buck (born 1950), author best known for his 1997 memoir Flight of Passage
- Tez Cadey (born 1993), French-American DJ, record producer and songwriter
- Lincoln Child (born 1957), author of techno-thriller and horror novels
- George T. Cobb (1813–1870), represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district from 1861 to 1863, and Mayor of Morristown from 1865 to 1869
- Lewis Condict (1772–1862), physician and member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey
- Silas Condict (1738–1801), farmer, surveyor and landowner, who served as a delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey
- Donald Cresitello, Mayor of Morristown from 2006 to 2010
- Augustus W. Cutler (1827–1897), member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey
- Jean Dalrymple (1902-1998), theater producer, manager, publicist and playwright, who was instrumental in the founding of New York City Center
- Joe Dante (born 1946), film director
- Alex DeCroce (1936-2012), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represented the 26th Legislative District from 1989 until his death
- Peter Dinklage (born 1969), Emmy Award-winning actor
- Caroline C. Fillmore (1813–1881), wife of President Millard Fillmore; born in Morristown
- Nic Fink (born 1993), competition swimmer who specializes in breaststroke events
- Chris Fletcher (born 1948), former safety, played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers, 1970-1976
- Steve Forbes (born 1947), editor-in-chief of Forbes and two-time Republican candidate for President of the United States
- Caroline Rose Foster (1877–1979), farmer and founder of Fosterfields, a working historical farm
- Adam Gardner (born 1973), singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the band Guster; grew up in Morristown
- Samuel Hazard Gillespie Jr. (1910–2011), former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
- Justin Gimelstob (born 1977), professional tennis player
- Anna Harrison (1775–1864), First Lady of the United States, wife of President William Henry Harrison and grandmother of President Benjamin Harrison
- Tobin Heath (born 1988), United States national soccer team player and member of the female professional team Portland Thorns FC
- Markus Howard (born 1999), player for the Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team
- Linda Hunt (born 1945), Academy Award-winning actress
- Julia Hurlbut (1882–1962), suffragist who served as the vice chairman of the New Jersey branch of the National Woman's Party
- Otto Hermann Kahn (1867–1934), German-born banker, investor, philanthropist and Rutgers University trustee maintained a home in Morristown
- Roger Wolfe Kahn (1907–1962), bandleader, composer, nightclub owner, aviator; Otto Kahn's son; born in Morristown
- Nolan Kasper (born 1989), World Cup alpine ski racer who competes in the technical events and specializes in the slalom
- Anthony W. Knapp (born 1941), mathematician at the Stony Brook University working on representation theory who classified the tempered representations of a semisimple Lie group
- Ted Koffman (born 1944), politician who served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008
- Luther Kountze (1841–1918), banker who built an estate in Morristown in the late 1880s
- Connor Lade (born 1989), soccer player for New York Red Bulls
- Antoine le Blanc (c. 1800–1833), murderer
- Fran Lebowitz (born 1950), author, columnist and actor
- David Hunter McAlpin (1816–1901), prominent industrialist and real estate owner in New York City
- Dave Moore (born 1969), former NFL tight end
- Troy Murphy (born 1980), professional basketball player
- Thomas Nast (1840–1902), caricaturist and editorial cartoonist; lived in Morristown for more than 20 years
- Craig Newmark (born 1952), founder of Craigslist; born in Morristown and attended Morristown High School
- Neil O'Donnell (born 1966), former NFL quarterback, most notably for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- John Panelli (1926–2012), football player who played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Cardinals
- Sister Parish (1910–1994), interior decorator and socialite, most notably as the first interior designer brought in to decorate the Kennedy White House
- Mahlon Pitney (1858–1924), Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
- Johanna Poethig (born 1956), Bay Area visual, public and performance artist
- Debra Ponzek, chef, owner of Aux Délices restaurants in Connecticut
- Rick Porcello (born 1988), starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
- Andrew Prendeville (born 1981), professional automobile racer
- Sarah Price (born 1969), author
- Dan Quinn (born 1970), football defensive coordinator for the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks and head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI
- Robert Randolph, guitarist, of Robert Randolph & the Family Band
- Rocky Rees (born 1949), head football coach at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 1990-2010
- Garrett Reisman (born 1968), NASA astronaut, first American to be on board the International Space Station
- Rick Rescorla (1939–2001), head of Morgan Stanley World Trade Center security during the September 11 terrorist attacks
- Jordan Riak (1935–2016), activist against corporal punishment
- William P. Richardson (1864–1945), co-founder and first Dean of Brooklyn Law School
- Tony Scott (1921–2007), bebop clarinetist, arranger, New World music innovator
- Gene Shalit (born 1932), film critic on NBC's The Today Show
- Alexander Slobodyanik (1941–2008), classical pianist
- Leila Clement Spaulding (1878–1973), classicist and archaeologist
- Lexington Steele (born 1969), pornographic actor, director and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures
- John Cleves Symmes (1742–1814), delegate to the Continental Congress; pioneer responsible for the Symmes Purchase; father-in-law of President William Henry Harrison
- Kathryn Tappen (born 1981), sportscaster who works on NBC Sports Group's coverage of hockey and football
- Jahmar Thorpe (born 1984), professional basketball player for the Iwate Big Bulls in Japan
- Jyles Tucker (born 1983), linebacker for the San Diego Chargers
- Bayard Tuckerman Jr. (1889–1974), jockey, businessman and politician
- Alfred Vail (1807–1859), inventor of Morse code
- Frederick T. van Beuren Jr. (1876-1943), appointed president of Morristown Memorial Hospital in 1933
- Tom Verlaine (born 1949), songwriter, guitarist, and lead singer for the New York rock band Television
- Daniel Spader Voorhees (1852–1935), New Jersey State Treasurer, 1907-1913
- Silas A. Wade (1797–1869), politician who served in the Michigan House of Representatives
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- George Theodore Werts (1846–1910), 28th Governor of New Jersey, 1893–1896; Mayor of Morristown 1886–1892
- Nancy Zeltsman (born 1958), jazz vibraphonist
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- "Blake Transferred To County Jail As He Awaits Murder Charges", WMAQ-TV, April 19, 2002. Accessed October 15, 2007. "The Morristown, N.J., native had a criminal record for a 1989 drug-related arrest in Tennessee, where she associated herself with singer Jerry Lee Lewis and his sister."
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- Lisi, Clemente. "Exclusive: New Jersey's Vincenzo Bernardo signs with Austrian third-division club", New York Post, January 31, 2011. Accessed September 8, 2015. "Bernardo, 20, who was born in Morristown but also holds dual citizenship with Italy, signed the deal for an undisclosed amount after passing a physical exam over the weekend."
- Means, Sean P. "Anna Campbell Bliss, Utah artist who melded science and motion, dies; 'Color and light' were prolific artist's trademarks.", The Salt Lake Tribune, October 14, 2015. Accessed September 1, 2019. "Anna Campbell was born July 10, 1925, in Morristown, N.J."
- Schoen, David. "New Jersey's Scott Blumstein captures WSOP Main Event", Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 23, 2017. Accessed July 23, 2017. "Scott Blumstein wanted to play the World Series of Poker Main Event last year but couldn't afford the buy-in.... The 25-year-old professional poker player from Morristown, New Jersey, defeated Daniel Ott in a heads-up battle that lasted three hours to capture the $8.15 million first prize."
- Izzo, Michael. "Cannabis Cocktails the focus of Morristown mixologist’s book", Daily Record (Morristown), June 12, 2016. Accessed September 1, 2019. "Morristown 'Cocktail Whisperer' Warren Bobrow's Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, and Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations debuted earlier this month, and is a guide to adding marijuana to mixed drinks."
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- Severo, Richard. "Jean Dalrymple, Persuasive Dreamer Who Brought Theater to City Center, Dies at 96", The New York Times, November 17, 1998. Accessed September 1, 2019. "Jean Dalrymple was born on Sept. 2, 1902, in Morristown, N.J., to George and Elizabeth Collins Dalrymple."
- Whitty, Steven. "Joe Dante on 'Burying the Ex,' N.J. and other famous monsters", ArtiSyndicate, June 14, 2015. Accessed July 29, 2015. "'The disappointing thing is that, you really don't make movies to be seen on people's computers,' says the 68-year-old director, born in Morristown and raised in Livingston."
- Assembly, No. 3789 - 215th Legislature, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed September 1, 2019. "Whereas, The Honorable Alex DeCroce, born June 10, 1936 in Morristown, New Jersey, was a life-long New Jersey resident who grew up in Morris County and attended Boonton High School and Seton Hall University"
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- Caroline Carmichael McIntosh Fillmore, Buffalo Architecture and History. Accessed November 23, 2008. "Caroline Carmichael was the daughter of Charles Carmichael and Temperance Blachley Carmichael. She was born in Morristown, New Jersey, 10/21/1813."
- Havsy, Jane. "Morris swimmers dreaming of Olympic glory", Daily Record (Morristown), June 26, 2016. Accessed August 9, 2016. "Nic Fink has been dreaming about swimming in the Olympics since he was a kid growing up in Morristown, watching races on television.... 'It'll be a good race with some good competition,' said Fink, who attended Pingry School and the University of Georgia."
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- Robbins, Liz. "Tennis: Notebook; Gimelstob Says Fine For Spitting Is Low", The New York Times, August 31, 2001. Accessed May 9, 2012. "Gimelstob was so disturbed that he threatened to find Tabara in the locker room afterward. Yesterday, Gimelstob, from Morristown, N.J., was even more angry."
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- Tobin Heath, United States Olympic Team. Accessed October 19, 2016. "Birthplace: Morristown, N.J."
- Markus Howard, Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball. Accessed December 30, 2018. "Born March 3, 1999 in Morristown, New Jersey"
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- National Aeronautics, Volume 16, p. 10. Accessed March 16, 2015. "Roger Kahn has no co-pilot and flies his Lockheed Electra all over the country, usually alone. ... He was born in Morristown, New Jersey, October 19, 1907, and although his early years were spent in studying music, he was scarcely out of his teens before he learned to fly and was engaging in competitive and exhibition flying."
- Staff. "New Jersey native Nolan Kasper earns third trip to Olympics", Daily Record (Morristown), January 21, 2018. Accessed February 8, 2018. "Born in Morristown, Kasper began skiing at Hidden Valley in Vernon when he was 3 years old and raced for the first time at 6."
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- via Associated press. "Barklage, Lade re-sign for NY", Fox Sports, November 27, 2012. Accessed December 24, 2012. "A former St. John's University product, Lade started 22 of 26 matches and had three assists. The Morristown native also started the team's two playoff games this year."
- "Seeking the Hide of Antoine Le Blanc, The Morristown Murderer", Weird NJ. Accessed October 19, 2016.
- Morris, Bob. "At Lunch with: Fran Lebowitz; Words Are Easy, Books Are Not", The New York Times, August 10, 1994. Accessed July 19, 2012. "Ms. Lebowitz grew up in Morristown, N.J., where her parents owned a furniture store."
- Guide to the David Hunter McAlpin Papers, New York Public Library. Accessed May 19, 2016. "McAlpin also owned a massive estate in Morristown, New Jersey (15,000 acres)."
- Dave Moore profile, National Football League Players Association. Accessed July 24, 2007. "Hometown: Morristown, NJ...Attended Roxbury High School in Succasunna, New Jersey, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track… High school All-America as a senior."
- Youngmisuk, Ohm. "Doherty's Putting the 'Fight' Back in Fighting Irish"[permanent dead link], New York Daily News, March 30, 2000. Accessed June 1, 2008. "'You can consider him a player's coach,' said Troy Murphy, a Morristown native and Big East Player of the Year."
- Thomas Nast: America's Image Maker Archived July 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, Macculloch Hall Museum. Accessed July 24, 2007. "Thomas Nast moved his family to Morristown, NJ in 1870, believing it to be a safe distance from his political enemy, William "Boss" Tweed of New York. Although his work for Harper's took him weekly to New York for overnight stays, Nast was a full-fledged resident of Morristown."
- Ante, Stephen E. "The Net's Free Force: Craig Newmark's craigslist is an online grapevine that generates 1.5 billion page views a month", Business Week, August 15, 2005. "A 52-year-old native of Morristown, N.J., Newmark began craigslist while working as a freelance software developer in San Francisco."
- Nakamura, David. "O'Donnell Bracing for Media Blitz; Quarterback Jumps From Pittsburgh's Frying Pan to New York's Firing Line", The Washington Post, August 13, 1996. Accessed February 26, 2008. "Since joining the Jets -- and returning to play near his home in Morristown, N.J. -- O'Donnell has tried to quash talk that he is more interested in getting paid..."
- via Associated Press. "Notre Dame star runner John Panelli dead at 85", WNDU-TV, March 4, 2012. Accessed March 15, 2018. "Panelli was born in Morristown, N.J., and played fullback and linebacker for Notre Dame's 1946 and 1947 national championshipteams, averaging 7.5 yards a carry his senior year."
- Pace, Eric. "Sister Parish, Grande Dame of American Interior Decorating, Is Dead at 84", The New York Times, September 10, 1994. Accessed July 17, 2011. "Mrs. Parish's own girlhood was, if not regal, at least baronial. She was born Dorothy May Kinnicutt in July 15, 1910, in Morristown, N.J., the daughter of G. Hermann Kinnicutt and the former May Appleton Tuckerman, who had homes in Manhattan, Maine and Paris, as well as New Jersey."
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- via Associated Press. "RHP Porcello is Detroit Tigers rookie of the year", USA Today, November 5, 2009. Accessed January 3, 2011. "Porcello led all American League rookies with 14 wins in 2009. The Morristown, N.J., native notched a 3.96 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his first season."
- "Andrew Prendeville to Drive One of Andersen Racing's Indy Pro Series Cars in 2007 ", Motorsport.com, January 25, 2007, backed up by the Internet Archive as of June 7, 2011. "Andersen Racing's Dan and John Andersen announced today that Andrew Prendeville of Morristown, N.J. will be one of their two full-season drivers in the 2007 Indy Pro Series."
- Crespolini, Russ. "Person of the Year 2013: Sarah Price; We asked and you voted for the Morristown author whose battle with breast cancer inspired people worldwide.", Morristown Patch, January 9, 2014. Accessed November 8, 2015.
- Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons. Accessed November 5, 2018. "Quinn was born in Morristown, New Jersey."
- Wise, Brian. "Eclectic Sounds of New Jersey, Echoing From Coast to Coast", The New York Times, February 8, 2004. Accessed May 9, 2012. "Meanwhile, Robert Randolph of Morristown has been nominated for best rock gospel album for Unclassified, a visceral mix of gospel, blues and steel guitar sounds."
- 2009 Football Coaching Staff: Rocky Rees, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Raiders football team. Accessed August 19, 2012. "Rees played football at Bayley Ellard Regional High School in Madison, New Jersey where he twice named All-County and was selected as a team captain his senior season. Following graduation in 1967, the Morristown, New Jersey native attended West Chester University where he earned All-PSAC Eastern Division honors as a running back in 1968 and 1970."
- Garrett E. Reisman, NASA. Accessed October 7, 2008.
- Stewart James B. "The Real Heroes Are Dead; A love story.", The New Yorker, February 11, 2002. accessed October 19, 2018. "In October, they decided to live together. In a development in Morristown, they found a town house with large glass doors and windows opening out onto a tranquil pond.."
- Calzolari, Anne Marie. "Spank your children and you'll end up in jail", Staten Island Advance, March 8, 2008. Accessed February 20, 2017. "Jordan Riak, the executive director of Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education, said the answer is simple: Any time you hit a child it constitutes some degree of abuse. Riak, a Morristown, N.J., native, now lives in California, where he helped draft and pass a 1985 bill that prohibits corporal punishment in school."
- Staff. "Dr. William P. Richardson, Law School Dean, Is Dead", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 30, 1945. Accessed April 2, 2019. "Morristown, N. J., Aug. 30 - Dr. William Payson Richardson, 80, dean of Brooklyn Law School, died at his home on Kahdena Drive here last night after an illness of several weeks."
- Fox, Margalit. "Tony Scott, Jazz Clarinetist Who Mastered Bebop, Dies at 85", The New York Times, March 31, 2007. Accessed July 23, 2012. "Anthony Joseph Sciacca — his family name is pronounced 'Shaka' — was born on June 17, 1921, in Morristown, N.J., to parents who had come from Sicily."
- Gene Shalit, The Today Show, December 10, 2004. Accessed January 27, 2008. "In six years he fled to Morristown, New Jersey, where he was columnist for the high school paper and narrowly escaped expulsion."
- Weber, Bruce. "Alexander Slobodyanik, Pianist, Is Dead at 65 ", The New York Times, August 12, 2008. Accessed August 4, 2013. "Alexander Slobodyanik, a Ukrainian-born pianist who earned stardom in the former Soviet Union with his virtuosity and emotional interpretations of Romantic composers and who has been a concert pianist and in-demand teacher since moving to the United States in 1989, died on Sunday in New Jersey. He was 65 and lived in Morristown, N.J."
- Varnell, Hannah; and Loevy, Robert D. "A History Of Gender At Colorado College", Colorado College. Accessed February 15, 2018. "It appears that the first woman with a Ph.D. to teach at Colorado College was Leila Clement Spaulding, who taught Classics from 1911 to 1914.... Leila Spaulding was born in Morristown, New Jersey, in 1878."
- Bussel, Rachel Kramer. Best Sex Writing 2008, p. 189. ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010. ISBN 9781458753403. Accessed August 13, 2013. "Before Lexington Steele was Lexington Steele, a king of West Coast porn production, he was a suburban East Coast kid, from Morristown, New Jersey, a middle-class, churchgoing kid who didn't have girlfriends but excelled at sports (and lettered in three) before graduating from high school and first matriculating at Morehouse College only to eventually transfer to Syracuse."
- Hamilton, Alexander; and Syrett, Harold Coffin. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton: Volume 6, p. 441. Columbia University Press, 1962. ISBN 0231089058. Accessed December 19, 2012. "1.... He was an associate of John Cleves Symmes in the Miami Purchase. 2. Symmes, a resident of Morristown, New Jersey, organized the New Jersey group that obtained the Miami Purchase in October, 1788."
- Havsy, Jane. "Morristown native to work Notre Dame sideline for NBC", Daily Record (Morristown), September 4, 2015. Accessed January 4, 2018. "Tappen grew up participating in many Morristown rec leagues and watching the NFL on Sundays with her family. A distance runner and basketball player at Villa Walsh, Tappen set the Rutgers record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase."
- Jahmar Thorpe Archived February 17, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Houston Cougars men's basketball. Accessed February 16, 2018. "Attended Morristown High School.... Born September 2, 1984, in Morristown, N.J."
- Jyles Tucker Archived October 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, San Diego Chargers. Accessed November 21, 2007.
- Harvard College Class of 1911 Decennial Report, p. 421. Accessed August 14, 2018. "Bayard Tuckerman Jr. - Born at Morristown, N. J. Apr. 19, 1889"
- Alfred Vail, World of Invention. Accessed June 1, 2008. "Alfred Vail was born on September 25, 1807, in Morristown, New Jersey, where his father, Stephen, operated the Speedwell Iron Works."
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- Silas A. Wade. Michigan Legislative Biography. Accessed August 10, 2020. "Birth Date: 9/4/1797; City: Morristown, NJ"
- Wiener, Robert. "Jersey-bred filmmaker delves into world of chasidim Joshua Weinstein says viewers see ‘Menashe’ as ‘loving portrait’", New Jersey Jewish News, August 2, 2017. Accessed September 12, 2019. "While he was growing up in a Conservative Jewish family in Morristown, and attending what was then Solomon Schechter Day School of Essex and Union in West Orange (now the Golda Och Academy), few would have suspected that Joshua Weinstein would become heavily entrenched in the chasidic communities of Brooklyn."
- New Jersey Governor George Theodore Werts Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, National Governors Association. Accessed August 1, 2007.
- Nancy Zeltsman, University of Florida. Accessed July 17, 2011. "Nancy Zeltsman was born in 1958 in Morristown, New Jersey. She studied piano starting at age five and then took up percussion when she was thirteen. She studied intensely with Ian Finkel during high school, focusing on mallet sight-reading."
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