Borough of Florham Park is located in southeastern Morris County. It was first settled between 1680 and 1700 as a farming area. In 1817 its bisection by the Newark and Morris Turnpike brought an influx of residents and businesses, including the making of whisky and bricks, as well as the broom industry, which gave Florham Park the nickname, “Broom-town”.
Once the site of two major estates, one now a private gold club and the other a suburban campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, the 7.6 square-mile Borough provides a large municipal recreation area, a private and a public golf course, a municipal swim club, numerous businesses, professional office buildings, an industrial park for light industry and residential development.
The Little Red Schoolhouse, official emblem of the Borough, is a reminder of its roots as a colonial settlement. While no longer used as a school (It was built in 1866 and classes were held there until 1914), it represents continuity amid change. The building has remained a visible symbol of traditional values. It is now a museum, open to the public, and operated by the Florham Park Historical Society. Florham Park is known for its community spirit, civic pride and involvement.
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