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West Windsor Township

Mercer County, New Jersey

Township municipal offices are located at 271 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550.
Phone: 609-799-2400.

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West Windsor Township [†] was incorporated in 1797 and encompassed seven hamlets: Port Mercer, Penn's Neck, Clarksville, Princeton Junction/Berrien City, Grover's Mill, Dutch Neck and Edinburg. Surrounding these seven hamlets was a prosperous farming community, which was the Township’s main economic driver until the 20th Century.

During World War II, farmers in West Windsor were producing tomatoes, which would be placed on a train and shipped to the Campbell’s factory in Camden as well as milk, which was sent to Trenton via the trolley whose right- of-way is now delineated by the high-tension power lines. In the 1960’s, 65% of the Township was still being actively farmed.

By 1978 just over half the Township’s land was engaged in farming. A total of 8,955 acres were farmland assessed, of which, 2,712 acres were owner-operated and the remaining 6,243 acres were leased.2 Less than twelve resident farmers existed in the Township. Corn, wheat and soybeans were the predominate crops during the 1970’s. When interviewed, farmers stated that they needed a minimum of 100 acres to successfully produce fruits and/or vegetables or a minimum of 500 acres to produce grain.

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