History of Hazlet

Hazlet Township was originally incorporated as Raritan Township by an act of the state legislature on February 25, 1848, from portions of Middletown Township. It was renamed Hazlet Township as of November 28, 1967, based on the results of a referendum, and in recognition of Dr. John Hazlett.

A popular resource for fans of Hazlet History is the Facebook group: I Grew Up In Hazlet, NJ! Join the discussion and share photos and memories.

Hazlet will celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2023. If you are interested in exploring Hazlet history, please contact the public information office. We welcome your interest!