Wantage Township New Jersey

888 State Highway 23

Test Navigation bridge over Papakating Creek in Papakating Park

Welcome to Wantage Township

Incorporated on February 21, 1798, Wantage Township was named for Wantage, England and is located in the Kittatinny Valley. Unincorporated communities, localities, and place names located partially or completely within the township include Beemerville, Colesville, Dunvale, Hanford, Lake Neepaulin, Lake Rutherford, Lewisburg, Libertyville, Martins, Mount Salem, Papakating, Plumbsock, Quarryville, Rockport, Roys, and Woodbourne. Rivers and streams in Wantage are tributaries in the Wallkill River watershed, and include Papakating Creek, West Branch Papakating Creek, Neepaulakating Creek, (dammed to create Lake Neepaulin,) and Clove Brook (dammed to create Clove Acres Lake.) The township completely surrounds Sussex borough and borders the municipalities of Frankford Township, Hardyston Township, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Sandyston Township, and Vernon Township in Sussex County; and Greenville and Minisink in Orange County, New York. Public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the schools of the Sussex-Wantage Regional School District while ninth through twelfth grade public school students attend High Point Regional High School.

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2024 Wantage Pageants

The annual Wantage Pageants were held on June 1, 2024 at Woodbourne Park. Sarah Wynn was named 2024 Miss Wantage and Kora Bush is the 2024 Little Miss Wantage. Congratulations! Note: Little Mister Wantage was not held due to lack of contestants. Photos by Nancy VanHorn, Pageant Coordinator

Miss Wantage 2024, Sarah Wynn. She is smiling, has long blond hair, wearing a white dress and tiara, and is holding flowers
Miss Wantage 2024, Sarah Wynn and Little Miss 2024, Kora Bush. They are smiling, wearing their title sashes, and holding flowers
Little Miss Wantage 2024, Kora Bush. She has blond hair that is pulled back, and is wearing a long, sleeveless pink dress and tiara

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