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History of Far Hills

Evander H. Schley, a land developer and real estate broker from New York state purchased thousands of acres in Bedminster and Bernards Townships in the 1880s. One day in 1887, Schley's brother, Grant, and his wife, Elizabeth, arrived by horse-drawn carriage to see Evander's farms. Elizabeth is said to have remarked on the beautiful vista of the "far hills," thus giving the name to the place before a village was built.

The Borough of Far Hills was incorporated in 1921.

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