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.
STANHOPE VALLEY ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
24 Valley Road
Chief School Administrator, Dr. Maria Cleary 973-347-0008
Stanhope Board of Education, 973-347-5010
Go to the Stanhope Public School page.
LENAPE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Superintendent, Paul Palek
Board of Education - 973-347-7600
Go to LVRHS page
SUSSEX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Louise Childs Branch Library
STANHOPE POST OFFICE
St. Clare’s, Dover, 973-989-3000
St. Clare’s, Denville. 973-625-6000
Hackettstown Community, 908-852-5100