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Basking Ridge is in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named by settlers who had seen wild animals come up from the lowlands to bask in the sun

The latitude of Basking Ridge is 40.706N. The longitude is -74.549W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 331 feet.


Former and merged names include:
· Baskinridge
Gen. Charles Lee, second in command to George Washington in the Continental Army, was taken prisoner by the British here in 1776
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "One True Thing"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Pleasant Valley Park, Lord Stirling Park
Historic sites and museums: Environmental Education Center

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Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Basking Ridge political report.

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Hotels in Basking Ridge include Basking Ridge Courtyard by Marriott, Inn at Somerset Hills, North Maple Inn, Olde Mill Inn.

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