Rockaway Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 24,156, reflecting an increase of 1,226 (+5.3%) from the 22,930 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,358 (+17.2%) from the 19,572 counted in the 1990 Census. Rockaway Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1844, from portions of Hanover Township and Pequannock Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Rockaway Borough (June 19, 1894), Port Oram (June 26, 1895, now Wharton) and Denville Township (April 14, 1913). Portions of the township were annexed to Boonton Township in 1906 and to Rockaway Borough in 1908. The township shares its name with the Rockaway River and the neighboring borough. The name is derived from a Native American term, variously said to mean "place of sands", "creek between two hills" or "bushy" / "difficult to cross". A large part of the township consists of Picatinny Arsenal, a United States Army base that covers nearly 6,500 acres (2,600 ha) of the township (a portion of the facility is located in Jefferson Township), used mainly for the development of new weapons technologies, especially concerning anti-terrorism. Wikipedia
Rockaway Township in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. When planning a trip to Rockaway Township, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Philadelphia. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Philadelphia for its bountiful attractions like Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue Of Liberty on your trip to Rockaway Township. Also, to reach Rockaway Township, you'll have to take a flight to Philadelphia; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Rockaway Township can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.
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