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In 1680, the British first purchased this Lenape land upon which John Day made the first European settlement in 1710.He chose to settle upon the western bank of the Fishawack Crossing (of the Passaic River) on the traditional Lenape Minisink Trail.Villages were established and relocated as the clans farmed new sections of the land when soil fertility lessened and moved among their fishing and hunting grounds.In 1498, John Cabot explored this portion of the New World.The area was well connected with established paths among their settlements, to and from bountiful resources, and to neighboring settlements.Safe passageways through the valleys, marshes, swamps, and mountains of this portion of the Watchung Mountains connected the area which would become Chatham with other settlements in the area.
They were organized into a matrilineal, agricultural, and mobile hunting society sustained with fixed, but not permanent, settlements in their clan territories.
Chatham Township shares various joint public services with Chatham Borough: the school district (created in 1986), the library (since 1974), the municipal court (created 2010), the medical emergency squad (since 1936), and the decades long, recreation program.
Having grown up in Chatham Borough and currently residing in Chatham Township, I have a thorough grasp of the area.
The attractive areas of Chatham Borough neighboring Chatham Township share a common heritage and are often referred to as Chatham, or The Chathams.
Chatham has been named one of the top ten places to live in the United States by Money Magazine!Chatham was in the area delineated as Morris Township by the English.