Boonton is a town located in Morris County, New Jersey that was chartered in 1867. The town was originally called "Boone-Towne" in 1761 in honor of the Colonial Governor Thomas Boone.
The original location of the town is now largely under the Jersey City Reservoir, completed in 1904. Interestingly, the waters from this reservoir were the first in the United States to be chlorinated in 1908.
Today's Boonton began in about 1829 as a result of the construction of the Morris Canal and the development of the New Jersey Iron Company. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 8,496.
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