Franklin Township municipal offices are located at 202 Sidney Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867; phone: 908-735-5215.
Founded in 1845, Franklin has been, from its beginnings, a center for agriculture. There was always a diversity of crops in Franklin, with definite periods of varying dominance due to market demand and conditions. Flax, sorghum, peaches, tomatoes, and dairy and poultry farms were historically the leading commodities. The chicken houses are long gone now and Franklin's last dairy operation closed in 1998. Over the last two decades, Franklin's farmers have grown grains and forage crops, sod, fruits, vegetables and livestock, but the latest developing trend is for horticultural and nursery products and equine operations. It is anticipated that the already established two polo pony breeding farms and the recent purchase of preserved acreage in Cherryville for the breeding of champion trotters will add to the growing equine community in Franklin. [Township of Franklin, Hunterdon County, Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan, 2012]