Mendham Borough is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 4,981, reflecting a decline of 116 (-2.3%) from the 5,097 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 207 (+4.2%) from the 4,890 counted in the 1990 Census. Mendham Township, which included present-day Mendham Borough, was formed on March 29, 1749, from portions of Hanover Township, Morris Township and Rockaway Township.
The township was re-incorporated under the same name by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Mendham Borough was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 15, 1906, from portions of Mendham Township. Residents of what became Mendham Borough wanted sidewalks and street lights constructed while those that lived in what remained the Township (including the communities of Brookside and Ralston) felt it was cost prohibitive in their more rural areas. Mendham Township is a township in Morris County, in the central portion of northern New Jersey, United States, located more than 30 miles (48 km) due west of New York City.
As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 5,869, reflecting an increase of 469 (+8.7%) from the 5,400 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 863 (+19.0%) from the 4,537 counted in the 1990 Census After the Revolutionary War, the township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as one of the state’s initial group of 104 townships. Portions of the township were taken to create Randolph Township on January 1, 1806. Mendham Borough became an independent municipality when it was formed on May 15, 1906.
Public school students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Mendham Township Public Schools. Schools in the district are Mendham Township Elementary School and Mendham Township Public School. Students in ninth through twelfth grades for public school attend West Morris Mendham High School, which is located in Mendham and is part of the West Morris Regional High School District. Students in the district come from the surrounding Morris County communities of Chester Borough, Chester Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, and from Washington Township.
Given that no Interstate, US or New Jersey State Highway runs through or near Mendham Township, the township has not become as much of a New York City suburb as nearby communities with more accessible highway and commuter rail access. For those heading to points outside the township, Interstate 287, County Route 510, Interstate 80, and Interstate 78, are all accessible. Commuters travelling via public transportation can drive to nearby Morristown to access the New Jersey Transit Midtown Direct express train line into Midtown Manhattan, and local bus service is offered on the MCM4 and MCM5 routes.