Getting to Know Stanhope
Stanhope began as a small iron forge town in the late 1700’s and eventually developed into a vibrant, bustling community hub powered by the Morris Canal and the Musconetcong River. Lake Musconetcong was created in the mid 1800’s as a water supply to the Morris Canal and the local iron works. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Stanhope’s iron-manufacturing complex continued to expand. With the dawning of the 20th century came new transportation networks and technologies. By the mid 1920’s, the iron era in Stanhope ended. The Morris Canal was abandoned in favor of the railroads. Today, Stanhope is a bedroom community of approximately 3,610 residents.
Our Public Schools
Stanhope Valley Road Elementary School
24 Valley Rd., Stanhope, NJ 07874
Superintendent Steven T. Hagemann
Lenape Valley Regional High School
28 Sparta Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874
Superintendent, Michael A. Rossi, Jr.
Principal, Thomas E. Claeys, Jr.
OUR PUBLIC PLACES
Sussex County Public Library
Louise Childs Branch
21 Stanhope Sparta Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874
Stanhope Post Office
4 Kelly Place, Stanhope, NJ 07874
St. Clare’s Hospital – Dover General
400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ 07801
St. Clare’s, Denville
25 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ 07834
Newton Medical Center (Atlantic Health System)
175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860
Hackettstown Medical Center (Atlantic Health System)
651 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840