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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.
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Libraries in Basking Ridge include Bernards Township Library ... View libraries
Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Basking Ridge political report.
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