Sussex County citizens,

Welcome to this county site. On this page, I am trying to build up a foundation of our rich heritage. Here we can recognize our history and also to build a bridge from the past, and the present, out to the future.

Bill Truran
Sussex County Historian

Local History Museums

Franklin Mineral Museum

Fluorescent minerals

Hardyston's Monroe One Room Schoolhouse

Monroe Schoolhouse

Young Historian recognitions

As time moves to the future, we have the opportunity to make the young aware of our past. We can encourage them to be interested and will need to hand off the responsibility to preserve our heritage.

Local Historical Organizations

The Historical Society of Andover Borough
Branchville Borough Historical Society
Byram Township Historical Society
Franklin Borough Historical Commission
Hamburg Area Historical Society
Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum
Ogdensburg Historical Society
Sparta Historical Society 
Historical Society of Stillwater Township 
Sussex-Wantage Historical Society 
Vernon Historical Society
Walpack Historical Society 

County Historical Organizations

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council
Sussex County History Alliance
Sussex County Historical Society

Take a look at the Sussex County Historic Markers, take the Historic Marker Tour, and visit the Sussex County Wikipedia page to learn about county history, indigenous peoples, geology, and much more.


Sussex County Historian: William R. Truran
Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders