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Branchburg Township is in Somerset County, New Jersey, and as of the 2010 Census, the township population was 14,459.  It was incorporated on April 5, 1845, from portions of Bridgewater Township and has a history from before the American Revolutionary War.  Branchburg ranks seventh in size among Somerset County's 21 municipalities, and the hamlets of North Branch and Neshanic Station are included within Branchburg Township.

Once primarily a farming community, Branchburg today is a picturesque blend of farmland and residential settings ranging from condominiums to homes on 10-acre parcels.  A strict zoning plan has been actively enforced since 1948.  The zoning ordinance provides for residential, business, industrial, office, manufacturing, office building and office laboratory uses.  There is a touch of a small village flavor in North Branch and Neshanic Station.

The main waterways are the Lamington River on the north, the North Branch of the Raritan River on the east and the South Branch of the Raritan River on the east and south.  These rivers along with small streams and brooks are excellent for fishermen who enjoy trout stocked streams and rivers.

Branchburg Township is served by three major Emergency Services; a full-time Police Department, an all-volunteer Emergency Medical & Rescue Services department, and four all-volunteer Fire Departments.

The Branchburg Township School District serves public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade, Schools in the district  are: Whiton Elementary School for grades K-2, both Old York School  and Stony Brook School for grades 3–5, and Branchburg Central Middle School for grades 6–8.

The public high school serving Branchburg for grades 9–12 is Somerville High School, which students attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Somerville Public Schools.

Midland School is a non-profit special education school serving the individual social, emotional, academic and career needs of children with developmental disabilities. The school serves students, ranging in age from 5 to 21 years old, from central and northern New Jersey.

Branchburg is also a college town, the home of Raritan Valley Community College with 250 acre campus and nearly 5,000 full and part-time students.

Major Roadways are State Highways 202 and 22, as well as County Route 28 in North Branch with easy passage to Interstate 78, Interstate 287 and Route 206, enabling residents to travel to New York City and Philadelphia within one hour.  Bus service between Branchburg and New York City on the Trans-Bridge bus line is available on a daily basis with a stop at the Municipal Park-and-Ride facility on US Highway 202 North.

Bus service between New York City and Allentown, Pennsylvania on the Transport of New Jersey bus line is available on a daily service. 
New Jersey Transit, Raritan Valley Line has service from North Branch Station to Newark.  At Newark Penn Station, connections can be made to Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan.

Newark International Airport is located 35 miles northeast of Branchburg.  Also within driving distance are Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE, formerly Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton International Airport) near Allentown, Pennsylvania, John F. Kennedy International Airport and La Guardia Airport in New York, as well as the Trenton-Mercer Airport near Trenton and Princeton in Mercer County.

Points Of Interest include--

- The 31 Tannery Project, which serves as the corporate headquarters for Ferreira Construction, the Ferreira Group, and Noveda Technologies. The office and shop building was built in 2006 and is the 1st building in the state of New Jersey to meet New Jersey's Executive Order 54. The building is also the first Net Zero Electric Commercial Building in the United States.

National Register of Historic Place listings for Branchburg are--
- South Branch Schoolhouse, South Branch River Rd., Branchburg
- Andrew Ten Eyck House, 671 Old York Rd., Branchburg
- Neshanic Historic District, Amwell and Zion Rds, Neshanic    
- Neshanic Mills, Main Rd. and Mill Lane, Neshanic

The land that is now known as Branchburg Township was originally inhabited by the Raritans, a tribe of the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. By 1686 most of the land was purchased from the Lenape by the Lords Proprietors of East Jersey, who sold the land in small parcels to mostly of Dutch or English settlers. 

Bridgewater Township was chartered in 1749. In 1845 the residents of the part of Bridgewater west of the Raritan River petitioned the New Jersey State Legislature for incorporation as a separate township, which was granted thus creating Branchburg Township.

Branchburg is in Raritan Valley, and lies in the western division of Raritan Valley along with Bridgewater and Raritan.  The first town meeting was held April 14, 1845, in White Oak Tavern, a stagecoach stop and local meeting place along the Old York Road.

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