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Sussex County, New Jersey
Map of New Jersey highlighting Sussex County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Map of the USA highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location in the U.S.
Founded June 8, 1753[1]
Seat Newton
Largest City Vernon Township (population and area)
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

535.74 sq mi (1,388 km²)
519.01 sq mi (1,344 km²)
16.73 sq mi (43 km²), 3.12
 -  Density

Named for: Sussex, England

Sussex County is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. Its county seat is Newton.[2]


  1. Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606–1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 229. Accessed May 31, 2012.
  2. New Jersey County Map, New Jersey Department of State. Accessed July 10, 2017.