It is not known how Vernon Township got its name, but a number of theories have been offered by author Ronald J. also writes that in the late 19th century two places named Vernon existed, one in Sussex County and another in Essex County.
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However, the population of Vernon, which was 1,548 people as recently as 1950, has steadily grown since the 1960s, when the ski industry was introduced to the area.
Additional growth has come as home prices have soared in the inner suburbs of New York City and property buyers seek the better values available from real estate developments in the area.
Vernon Township is a township in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States.
It is located about one hour's drive from New York City and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area.