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About Allamuchy Township
Allamuchy has the distinction of being the oldest community in Warren County with its original name. This rural township in the northeastern part of the county honors the Native American Leni Lenape settlement of Allamuchahokkingen (meaning “place within the hills”) which dated to the early 1700s.
Measuring 21 square miles, Allamuchy is about 55 miles west of New York City. An exit along Interstate 80 in the eastern part of the township is a vital access point for Manhattan-bound commuters or those headed to corporate campuses in the region.
This bucolic township is bordered by Green Township in Sussex County, Mount Olive Township in Morris County, and Knowlton, Independence Township, Hackettstown and Frelinghuysen in Warren County. Contributing to the natural beauty in Allamuchy are the Pequest and the Musconetcong Rivers and a portion of Allamuchy Mountain State Park. Most of the land in Allamuchy consists of active farmland and wooded forests. Township officials are committed to saving as much open space as possible, and they actively pursue Green Acres acquisitions.
The 2010 census reported a population of 4,323 residents in Allamuchy, where leafy woodlands, scenic meadows and gently rolling hills characterize the picturesque landscape. The township’s largest residential development is Panther Valley, a gated community of single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums. Panther Valley also has a Colonial-style shopping center on Route 517 with about 20 stores, restaurants and services. For more extensive shopping or dining options, residents head to Hackettstown for a variety of small shops as well as large chain stores on the outskirts including Target and Lowe’s. Rockaway Townsquare Mall in Morris County is 15 miles east of Allamuchy for an even greater number of shops and services.