Established in 1922, Harding Township was named for then-President Warren G. Harding. Its location 45 minutes from New York City belies the pastoral scenery; where horses, sheep, and cows graze in meadows and open fields. There are about 50 miles of bridle trails winding throughout Harding Township, which are maintained by the Harding Township/Green Village Bridle Path Association. This atmosphere is ensured for future generations since 40% of the township is protected open space.

New Vernon and Green Village are two sections of Harding, in southeastern Morris County. Forbes magazine ranked New Vernon as "one of the 25 most expensive zip codes" in the country in 2006.

Green Village is an unincorporated area within both Harding Township and Chatham Township. Located just north of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Green Village has its own post office and fire station.


Size: 20 square miles
Established: 1922
2000 Census Population: 3,180 (Harding Township)
Location: Morris County

Distance from New York City: About 27 miles
Distance from Newark: About 20 miles
Distance from Philadelphia: About 78 miles

Parks: Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Jockey Hollow National Park.
Local Historic Sites: Tunis-Ellicks Farmhouse, Glen Alpin Gothic Revival mansion.

Mass Transportation: Train stations in nearby Madison, Convent Station, Morristown or Basking Ridge provide service via New Jersey Transit's Midtown Direct Line to Penn Station in about 50 minutes. Local bus service offers a 70-minute trip from Madison to Port Authority in midtown Manhattan. Local roadways include Routes 512 and 24 and Interstates 78 and 287.

Housing: Antique farmhouses, antique Colonials, luxury real estate, estate properties, horse farms, townhomes, Cape Cods, modern, contemporary and a variety of other architectural styles.