Boonton Township, NJ
Boonton Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 4,263, reflecting a decline of 24 (-0.6%) from the 4,287 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 721 (+20.2%) from the 3,566 counted in the 1990 Census. Boonton Township was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 11, 1867, from portions of Pequannock Township. The borough of Mountain Lakes was formed from portions of the township on March 3, 1924. The settlement was originally called "Boone-Towne" in 1761 in honor of the Colonial GovernorThomas Boone. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Boonton Township as the 4th best place to live in New Jersey in its rankings of the "New Jersey's Top Towns 2011-2012" in New Jersey.