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Denville is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, as of the 2010 Census the township population was 18,458.  Denville was formed as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature in 1913 from portions of Rockaway Township.

With a population below 2500 in 1943, the Township florished in the post World War II years to become one of Northern New Jersey's most thriving communities.  The housing selection ranges from lake cottages and townhouses to magnificent estate homes on spacious lots.

Community gardens, sidewalk dining, and a bustling central business district add to the appeal of suburban living.  Lush parks, recreational lakes and beaches, and picturesque scenery make the community popular with commuters to regional employment centers.  Recreation options include playgrounds, athletic fields, league sports, tennis courts, a conservation area, and a swim club.

The Denville Township School District serve public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district are Lakeview School and Riverview School for grades K-5, and Valleyview Middle School for grades 6-8.

Public school students in grades 9 - 12 attend Morris Knolls High School, which is located in Denville, but has a Rockaway address.  The high school is part of the Morris Hills Regional High School District, which also serves the residential communities of Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township and Wharton.

St. Mary’s Prep is an elementary school, and Morris Catholic High School is a four-year comprehensive Roman Catholic regional high school that was founded in 1957, both of which are operated as part of the Diocese of Paterson.

Denville is known as the "Hub of Morris County" for its location along major transportation routes at the center of the county.  Denville enjoys an enviable location near Routes 80, 46, 10, and 53.  Denville is served by Lakeland Bus Lines with frequent service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

The Denville Train Station on New Jersey Transit's Morristown Line and Montclair-Boonton Line, has service to Hoboken Terminal or to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan via Midtown Direct.  Denville is actually two stations located within the same property. The Morristown Line station is two platforms located on a curve while the Montclair-Boonton Line station is a single platform next to the closed Denville Tower.

Newark Liberty International Airport, is located 27.5 miles (44.3 km) southeast of Denville in Newark, New Jersey.[26] Other nearby airports include LaGuardia Airport (43 miles from Denville) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (54 miles from Denville), both of which are in Queens, NY.

Points of Interest include--
- McCarter Park, and part of the The Tourne county park are in Denville.
- Saint Clare's Hospital is Denville's largest employer.
- A Winter Holiday parade and weekend-long celebration.
- Denville Farmers Market, open summer and fall Sundays 8:30am-1:00pm -  Bloomfield Ave. Parking Lot, Denville
- Denville has eleven named bodies of water within township limits.
- Four major residential lake communities are Cedar Lake, Indian Lake, Rock Ridge, and Lake Arrowhead (including Great Bay and Bay of Deep Waters).
- Estling Lake is a private summer community, which has some full year residents.
- The three minor lakes are Cooper Lake, Hollstein Lake, and Openaki Lake.
- Cooks Pond, which is a recreational lake available for public use by membership.
- Most residents of Denville live in the non-lake communities in town, including Bald Hill, Union Hill, Beacon Hill, Ivy Crest, and Denville Farms communities among others.
- The Denville Historical Society and Museum was founded over twenty-five years ago. It is housed in a former bank building which was moved from Downtown to the site adjacent to the Library on Diamond Spring Road.

Restaurants include--
- Cafe Metro, Eclectic / Int'l,  60 Diamond Spring Rd. (bet. 1st Ave. & Orchard St.), Denville
- Hunan Taste, Hunan, Mandarin, Sichuan,  67 Bloomfield Ave. (Main St.), Denville
- Midori, Sushi, 3130 Rte. 10 W. (bet. Franklin & Hill Rds.), Denville, NJ
- Rattlesnake Ranch Café, Southwestern, 559 E. Main St. (bet. Fox Hill Rd. & Front St.), Denville, NJ

Historically, the Lenape Native Americans traveled the Minisink Trail for centuries before Europeans arrived in New Jersey.  Part of that trail cut across what is now southern Denville, roughly following the course of Route 10 and Mount Pleasant Turnpike.  Research has indicated there was a Lenape campsite along the trail in Denville, on or near the Ayres / Knuth Farm Historic Site along Route 10.

When Dutch and English settlers began to arrive in the new world in the early 17th century, the Minisink Trail was the likely route they traveled to explore the interior.  Daniel Denton, one of the purchasers of what is known as the Elizabethtown Tract in 1664, led an expedition into the interior of northern New Jersey. In 1670, he wrote the first English language description of the area. Some researchers would later conclude that it was Denton who lent his name to the naming of Denville.

Some researchers have suggested that European settlers began to come to the Denville area as early as 1690. These early settlers were primarily Dutch and English from Long Island,  Quakers from Philadelphia, and Germans. William Penn and several other proprietors began to survey and stake out lands in the Denville area around 1715. Between 1730 and 1760, several forges and mills were erected in Denville along the Rockaway River and the Denbrook. 

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