THE Borough of Portland located on the Delaware River, in the eastern 
part of the township of Upper Mount Bethel, was incorporated a borough, 
October 21st, 1876. The first election resulted in the choice of the 
following officers, namely:

Burgess, William Fox

Members of Council-
John Lamb
Hugh Williams
Philip Datesman
John Ott
P. A. Frutchy
S. O Cortelyou

School Directors

S.L. Weidman
Jer. Reimer
S. Hagerman
Joseph Wise
S. L Flint
John F. Rader

Constable, Enoch Frutchy

Assessor, Reuben Wise


T. J. Mends
P. J. Ott

George E. Labar was appointed Judge of Election

William Kappel and H. L. Brands, Inspectors

Justices of the Peace- William L. Bowman and Jesse Pearson

Having been but a few months organized, the Borough of Portland has no 
history distinct from that of Upper Mount Bethel township, of which it was 
originally a part.

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