The territory that would become Clark was originally a part of several of the early villages, the Robinson Plantation Houseand The Squire Hartshorne House, buildings from the late 17th century are remnants of the era. The Homestead Farm at Oak Ridge was the site of a skirmish preceding the Battle of Short Hills. In 1858, after the City of Rahway was incorporated the area of present-day Clark was designated as the 5th Ward of Rahway. Clark was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1864, from portions of Rahway. The township was named for Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Portions of the township were taken to form Cranford Township (March 14, 1871) and Winfield Township (August 6, 1941).
Clark Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 15,607. Clark Township is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Clark Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clark Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Clark.
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