Discovering Troy Hills, NJ

The slip and fall attorneys in Troy Hills, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group would like to share some of the history and historical landmarks within the community.

Troy Hills

The township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is located within Morris County in the state of New Jersey. The township takes up 16,224 acres and includes 1,100.8 of water, such as Boonton Reservoir, Troy Brook, Lake Parsippany, and Eastmans Brook. The nearby communities are Morris Plains, Boonton, Pine Brook, Cedar Knolls, and Denville. 


Lake Parsippany is said to be caused by the melting of the Wisconsin Glacier around 13,000 BC. The Paleo-Indians were the first to inhabit the area, in small groups living off the natural resources of the plant and animal life. Native Americans, such as the Lenape Native Americans, began dwelling near the river banks of both the Rockaway River and the Whippany River. They fished and hunted before migrating more inland during the autumn months. 

The Dutch settled in the colony of New Netherland from 1611 until 1614. They traded furs and food with the Natives in return for items such as:

  • metal pots
  • knives
  • guns
  • axes
  • blankets

Trade continued for many years until a battle began between the Dutch and the Natives in 1643. This feud slowed down further development and settlements until the early 1660s. The township was incorporated in 1928, taking land from Hanover Township. 

Historical Landmarks

Within the community are some landmarks that allow the visitors and residents to glimpse the past. The Benjamin Howell Homestead, located on South Beverwcyk Road, was constructed in 1763, but additions were made to the building in 1793. The home sat on 160 acres 

Another historical home would include the Livingston Benedict House, located on Old Parsippany Road. It was built in 1752 and was once home to the first governor of the state. 


The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms was an estate owned by Gustav Stickley held many titles in his days, including:

  • designer and manufacturer
  • architect
  • publisher
  • philosopher
  • social critic

The museum offers the residents and guests a chance to tour the grounds, explore the exhibits and collections, and visit the library. 


The township was home to 53,238 residents, including 20,279 households and 14,094 families. The racial breakdown of the community was the following:

  • 62.37% white
  • 3.52% African American
  • 8.32% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.17% Native American
  • 29.09% Asian
  • 0.02% Pacific Islander
  • 2.03% other races
  • 2.80% two or more races

The annual income median per household was $85,760 in 2010, an increase from $68,133 in 2000. The median per family was $102,601 in 2010, up from $81,041 in 2000. The occupations most commonly held by the working townspeople included:

  • 14.1% management
  • 13.2% administrative
  • 11.4% sales
  • 9.4% computers and math
  • 7.4% business
  • 5.2% education
  • 4.7% healthcare

Keep reading: The History of Denville, NJ

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If you have been injured in a trip, slip, or fall, call the Troy Hills, NJ, slip and fall attorneys at Garden State Justice Group today. At no charge to you, they can evaluate your claim and let you know your legal options. Many times financial compensation may be available for injuries.

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