Cultural Resources Survey

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The History of Morris County, New Jersey:

It has just begun to be written.
“Is Iustus Exorsus Futurus Scriptum”

Ongoing Projects

Historic Documents


In 1986, The Morris County Heritage Commission, sponsored by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders (now County Commissioners) conducted the first county-wide cultural resources survey.

Undertaken back then by the professional consulting firm known as Acroterion, each of the thirty-nine municipalities that make up Morris County was surveyed to locate and identify sites important historically and culturally both to Morris County and the United States.

As over twenty years have passed since The Acroterion’s report, Morris County’s Department of Planning and Preservation has begun taking stock of its historic and cultural features, primarily to:

  • document changes that have occurred over the last 20 years to existing historic sites
  • add historic sites that were over-looked in 1986
  • define boundaries for historic districts
  • verify what sites have been demolished
  • verify what sites have been relocated into or out of Morris County
  • showcase the broad spectrum of cultural resources Morris County offers
  • map Morris County’s historic sites


For more information about this project, or to contribute, email Jan Williams at [email protected].