The Township is a political subdivision of the State of New Jersey and encompasses two communities, Pequannock and Pompton Plains, each served by their own post office. The Township is primarily residential with a population of 14,506 residents. It covers a land area of just under 7 square miles.
Recorded history of the Township dates to 1695 when the area was originally settled. The Township of Pequannock was incorporated in 1740, making it older than our nation itself. Community growth was greatest during the 1950's during which time the population more than doubled. During the early 1990's a Planned Residential Development known as "The Glens" was constructed adding 583 town houses, coach homes and condominium apartments to the housing stock of the Township. Within the past ten years, Cedar Crest, a 1,500 unit Continuing Care Retirement Community has also contributed to our recent population. The residents of this facility have become an active and integral part of Pequannock Township.