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About the Borough of Stanhope

Getting to Know Stanhope

Stanhope began as a small iron forge town in the late 1700�s and eventually developed into a vibrant, bustling community hub powered by the Morris Canal and the Musconetcong River. Lake Musconetcong was created in the mid 1800�s as a water supply to the Morris Canal and the local iron works. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Stanhope�s iron-manufacturing complex continued to expand. With the dawning of the 20th century came new transportation networks and technologies. By the mid 1920�s, the iron era in Stanhope ended. The Morris Canal was abandoned in favor of the railroads. Today, Stanhope is a bedroom community of approximately 3,610 residents.

Our Public Schools

STANHOPE VALLEY ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
24 Valley Road
Superintendent Timothy R.Nicinski 973-347-0008
Stanhope Board of Education, 973-347-5010
Go to the Stanhope Public School page.

LENAPE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Sparta-Stanhope Road,
Superintendent & Principal, Paul DiRupo
Board of Education - 973-347-7600
Go to LVRHS page

Our Public Places

SUSSEX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Louise Childs Branch Library
Stanhope-Sparta Road
973-770-1000

STANHOPE POST OFFICE
(973) 347-2338

AREA HOSPITALS
St. Clare�s, Dover, 973-989-3000
St. Clare�s, Denville. 973-625-6000
Newton-Memorial. 973-383-2121
Hackettstown Community, 908-852-5100