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Netcong NJ  

Netcong is a Borough in Morris County, New Jersey.  As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,580, and a total area of 0.9 square miles, of which, 0.1 square miles of it (6.67%) is water.  Netcong lies on the south shore of Lake Musconetcong, and borders Mt. Olive Township, and Roxbury Township.

Netcong was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1894, from portions of both Mount Olive Township and Roxbury Township.

Netcong is noted for colorful cultural celebrations and offers a Main Street shopping experience, anchored on one end by the New Jersey Transit train station and on the other side by beautiful Lake Musconetcong. 

Netcong Day, which is held in September, attracts vendors and visitors  from the area and is a wonderful day for strolling through town.  Lush parks, tennis courts, sports fields, league play, a conservation area, a golf course, private sports clubs, and a municipal beach ensure quality leisure activities. 

Netcong is home to the Netcong School District, a Pre-K to grade 8 school district, serving students at Netcong Elementary School.  Netcong's school offers small class sizes that allow teachers to offer personalized attention.

For grades 9 - 12, public school students attend Lenape Valley Regional High School located in Stanhope, which serves Netcong and the Sussex County communities of Stanhope and Byram Township.  Lenape Valley also has its own Planetarium for the students which is opened from time to time for the general public and is well worth a visit.

St. Michael School is a Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson.

Netcong is considered a "transit hub" because of it's train station, and it's proximity to several major roads and highways.  It is also geographically located at the corner of Morris, Sussex and Warren counties in the Skylands region of Northwest New Jersey.

NJ Transit currently operates weekday rail service between Netcong and Hoboken Terminal, with service to Penn Station in New York City via Midtown Direct.  NJ Transit's Netcong Station is in the middle of downtown Netcong.  Several restaurants and other shops are walkable on Main Street.

Interstate 80, which goes from Metro New York all the way to San Francisco crosses Netcong on its route.

Routes 46 which goes East to West and follows closely along Route 80 all across Northern New Jersey from Metro New York to close to the Pennsylvania border. 

Route 206 goes North and South through Central New Jersey from way high up north to pretty far south Jersey.

Local taxi service is provided by Classic Taxi, 81 Main St, Netcong?.

Netcong is widely known, due to its distinct name, which the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) uses the town's name as a control city on directional signage on its highways throughout northern New Jersey, and as far away as the George Washington Bridge.

Points of Interest include--
- Growing Stage  - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey - 7 Ledgewood Avenue Netcong
- Lake Musconetcong - only 2 miles around the lake is Musconetcong State Park
- Hopatcong State Park - only 3 miles away in nearby Hopatcong.
- Morris Canal Park - only 3 miles away in nearby Ledgewood.
- Allamuchy State Park and Allamuchy Mountain Park - less than 5 miles away in nearby Andover.

Netcong Farmers Market, located at corner of Main Street & Rt. 46, Netcong near Rt. 80 West Exit 27B on summer and fall Saturdays, 9 am - 2 pm.

Some restaurants include--
- Carmine's Pizzeria & Restaurant (Pizza, Italian and Sandwiches) - 77 Main St, Netcong
- Rose's Place (American, Breakfast/Brunch and Italian) - 4 Allen St, Netcong
- Don Jose Mexican Restaurant (Mexican) - 124 Us-46, Netcong
- Yang Tze Kitchen (Asian) - 67 Main St, Netcong
- Ron's Landmark (Italian) - 85 Main St, Netcong ?
- Mr. C's (Grill, Burgers), 134 Route 46 East , Netcong
- Pizza Express (Pizza) - 70 Main Street, Netcong
- Johnny Jrs Pizza (Pizza) - 4 Main Street, Netcong

National Register of Historic Places listings include--
- Palace Theatre, 7 Ledgewood Ave., Netcong -- Current home of the Growing Stage Children's Theatre, the Palace Theatre was built in 1919, starting as a silent movie and vaudeville house, then moved on to talkies and other community events and entertainment.

Historically, Netcong received its name from the Musconetcong River, named by the Lenape Native Americans and meaning "grass creek", "swamp stream" or "rapid stream".  Along with the river, the proximity of the old Morris and Sussex Turnpike, which passed through the region shortly after 1801, and the coming of the Morris Canal, in 1831, made the site a favorable one for development.  A census of Netcong taken July 1895 showed a population of 877 people.

Netcong derived much of its business from the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, which had its last stop in Morris County in the heart of the Borough.  The DL&W's Sussex Branch to Branchville also stopped at Netcong Station, with the Sussex Branch coming into the opposite side of the station from where New Jersey Transit's line is today.  The big railroad roundhouse in Port Morris supplied many jobs for the town residents.  In view of Netcong's rich railroad history, the town has been named as a site for the NJ State Railroad and Transportation Museum (jointly with Phillipsburg).

In 1903, a major fire destroyed about half of Netcong's business district and necessitated the reconstruction of about half a dozen buildings.  Shortly thereafter, the Netcong Fire Department was formed, and in 1905 a new wood-frame Borough Hall was erected.

The earliest churches in the community were St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, organized in Sept. 1880 and Grace Baptist Church, which was founded in August 1890. Another church established in town was the Methodist Church known as "The Church in the Glen", this church was built in 1915, along the Musconetcong River.

As the years passed, Netcong grew and prospered. In the summer, many people from New Jersey's large cities came to this area for vacations. Several homes took in overnight guests and there were cottages to rent along the lake shore.

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