Allamuchy's Rich History

The area that is Allamuchy Township was formed by the movement of glaciers following the Ice Age. The area's earliest known inhabitants were the Lenni Lenape tribe.  The earliest non-native settlers in the area were the Quakers, who arrived in the 1700's.
Originally part of Independence Township, Allamuchy Township was formally established on April 4, 1873. Allamuchy is named after Lenni Lenape Chief Allamuchahokkingen. The name translates to "place within the hills." Allamuchy was once home to a grist mill, a saw mill, and a grain distillery. During the Civil War, Allamuchy served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.  
Allamuchy is home to Rutherfurd Hall. It is there that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt traveled to pay a call to his "friend," Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd. He traveled to Allamuchy in his private train car, the Ferdinand Magellan, to the Allamuchy Freight Depot, visiting both the Rutherfurd and Stuyvesant estates. 
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