Borough of Bloomsbury

91 Brunswick Ave


Fax: 908-479-1418

A Drop Box is located in front of Boro Hall for your convenience.

Bloomsbury is located just off I78, exit 7, along  the south side of the Musconetcong River, in the northwest corner of Hunterdon County.  The name is derived from the Bloom family, who were influential in the early history of the town.  It was once part of Bethlehem Township, but was incorporated as a separate borough in 1905.

The Borough was originally known as "Johnson's Iron Works," named after the charcoal work of Robert Johnson on the north bank of the river.  In colonial days, ore from the Musconetcong Mountain was carried down to the river and made into "blooms," masses of wrought iron from the forge.  This is another theory of how the Borough received its name.

Bloomsbury is the third smallest municipality in Hunterdon County.  While the 20th century saw some expansion of Bloomsbury's residential area, the general character of Bloomsbury as a quiet, tree-lined, small town remains today.  We are proud of our community and hope you enjoy your visit. 

Veterans Tax Exemption for 2019 is now $6000


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Bloomsbury Borough  is a community committed to managing the balance between the collective vision of its residents, the dictates of its environment, and its commercial needs.

We will accomplish this by relying on individual diversity and active participation of all community segments in preserving the town's natural assets and small town, rural flavor.


We are still looking for Part-Time Crossing Guard! Please contact BES or the Boro if interested!

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