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Allendale (Borough)

Official Web Site of Borough of Allendale

History of Borough of Allendale NJ (Wikipedia)
Allendale was formed on November 8, 1894 from portions of Franklin Township, Hohokus Township and Orvil Township

US Post Office, 2 Myrtle Ave, Allendale, NJ 07401-1515
Phone: (201)327-3078

Population (1990): 5900
Location: 41.03318 N, 74.13282 W

Alpine (Borough)

Borough of Alpine Officials

History of Borough of Alpine, NJ (Wikipedia)
Alpine was formed on April 13, 1903 from portions of Harrington Township,

US Post Office, Church St, Alpine, NJ 07620
Phone: (201)768-6585

Population (1990): 1716
Location: 40.95804 N, 73.92046 W

Bergenfield (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Bergenfield

History of Borough of Bergenfield NJ (Wikipedia)
Bergenfield was formed on July 17, 1894 from portions of Englewood Township and Palisades Township.

US Post Office, 25 Veterans Plz, Bergenfield, NJ 07621-2103
Phone: (201)384-0887

Population (1990): 24458
Location: 40.92390 N, 73.99860 W

Bogota (Borough)

Official Borough of Bogota Web Site

History of Borough of Bogota NJ (Wikipedia)
Bogota was formed on November 14, 1894 from portions of Ridgefield Township.

US Post Office, 71 W Main St, Bogota, NJ 07603-1252
Phone: (201)342-2759

Population (1990): 7824
Location: 40.87530 N, 74.02919 W

Carlstadt (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Carstadt

History of Borough of Carlstadt NJ (Wikipedia)
Carlstadt was formed on June 27, 1894 from portions of Bergen Township

US Post Office, 331 1st St, Carlstadt, NJ 07072-1115
Phone: (201)939-5970

Population (1990): 5510
Location: 40.82450 N, 74.06391 W

Cliffside Park (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Cliffside Park

History of Borough of Cliffside Park NJ (Wikipedia)
Cliffside Park was formed on January 15, 1895 from portions of Ridgefield Township.

US Post Office, 160 Edgewater Rd, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010-2920
Phone: (201)943-0229
US Post Office, 589 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010-1722
Phone: (201)945-0095

Population (1990): 20393
Location: 40.82160 N, 73.98846 W

Closter (Borough)

Official Web Site of Borough of Closter

History of Borough of Closter NJ (Wikipedia)

US Post Office, 185 Homans Ave, Closter, NJ 07624-2704
Phone: (201)768-0181

Population (1990): 8094
Location: 40.97270 N, 73.96053 W

Coytesville (Location), part of Fort Lee


Coytesville (KOITS-vil), residential village, Bergen co., NE N.J., near Hudson R., just N of Fort Lee, on S end of The Palisades.


(Refer to Fort Lee)

Cresskill (Borough)

Official Web site of the Borough of Cresskill

History of Creskill NJ (from official web site)

History of Borough of Cresskill NJ (Wikipedia)
Cresskill was formed on May 8, 1894 from portions of Palisades Township.

US Post Office, 20 Washington St, Cresskill, NJ 07626-2145
Phone: (201)569-0304

Population (1990): 7558
Location: 40.93993 N, 73.95891 W

Darlington (Location) part of Ramsey


(Refer to Ramsey)

Demarest (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Demarest

History of Borough of Demarest NJ (Wikipedia)
Demarest was formed on April 13, 1903 from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township.

US Post Office, 126 Hardenburgh Ave, Demarest, NJ 07627-2150
Phone: (201)768-3670

Population (1990): 4800
Location: 40.95615 N, 73.95771 W

Dumont (Borough)

Official Web Site of the Borough of Dumont

History of Borough of Dumont NJ (Wikipedia)
Dumont was formed in July 1894 as the Borough of Schraalenburgh from portions of Harrington Township and Palisades Township. Shortly after its creation, its name was changed to Dumont in honor of the late Dumont Clarke, a prominent resident.

US Post Office, 138 Veterans Plz, Dumont, NJ 07628-2916
Phone: (201)384-0173

Population (1990): 17187
Location: 40.94550 N, 73.99264 W

East Rutherford (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of East Rutherford

History of the Borough of East Rutherford NJ (Wikipedia)
By an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 17, 1889, a portion of the old Union Township was incorporated under the name of Boiling Springs Township. The new township took its name from a spring in the community.
On May 23, 1893, Boiling Springs Township was dissolved, and in its place the Borough of East Rutherford was created. While there was no change in its borders, the name and form of government were changed.

US Post Office, 193 Park Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073-1821
Phone: (201)438-2138

Population (1990): 7902
Location: 40.81745 N, 74.08436 W

Edgewater (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Edgewater

History of Edwater Borough NJ (Wikipedia)
Edgewater was formed in December 1894 from portions of Ridgefield Township.

US Post Office, 33 Hilliard Ave, Edgewater, NJ 07020-1209
Phone: (201)945-0310

Population (1990): 5001
Location: 40.82145 N, 73.97840 W

Elmwood Park (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Elmwood Park

History of Borough of Elmwood Park (Wikipedia)
Residents voted on April 18, 1916, to secede from Saddle River Township to form the Borough of East Paterson. In 1917, residents of the Rosemont section of Saddle River Township voted to be annexed to East Paterson. In November of 1972, residents voted to change the name of the Borough from East Paterson to Elmwood Park. The new name became official on January 1, 1973

US Post Office, 335 Boulevard, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407-2202
Phone: (201)796-3724

Population (1990): 17623
Location: 40.90445 N, 74.11974 W

Emerson (Borough)
Official Website of the Borough of Emerson

History of the Borough of Emerson NJ (Wikipedia)
Emerson was formed on March 16, 1909 from portions of Washington Township as the Borough of Etna, the name of a railroad station in the community. The name was later changed to Emerson.

US Post Office, 328 Kinderkamack Rd, Emerson, NJ 07630-1172
Phone: (201)262-0394

Population (1990): 6930
Location: 40.97499 N, 74.02368 W
Englewood (City)

Official Website of City of Englewood

History of the City of Englewood NJ (Wikipedia)
Originally known as the village of Liberty Pole, and in 1859 was renamed the village of Englewood, that is the nucleus of the present city. In 1896 Englewood began to incorporate as a city, which process was completed in 1899. Teaneck seceded in 1891 and Englewood Cliffs in 1895.

07632
US Post Office, 77 Engle St, Englewood, NJ 07631-2904
Phone: (201)568-0352
US Post Office, Smith ∓ Hasse Pl, Englewood, NJ 07631-2904
Phone: (201)569-4114
US Post Office, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632-2904
Phone: (201)894-1425

Population (1990): 24850
Location: 40.89240 N, 73.97431 W

Englewood Cliffs (Borough)

Official Web Site of Borough of Englewood Cliffs [link dead January 1, 2007]

Borough of Englewood Cliffs Officials

Englewood Cliffs was formed in March 1895 from portions of Englewood Township and Palisades Township.

US Post Office, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Phone: (201)894-1425

Population (1990): 5634
Location: 40.88365 N, 73.94757

Fair Lawn (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Fair Lawn

History of Borough of Fair Lawn NJ (Wikipedia)
Fair Lawn was incorporated as a borough on March 6, 1924 as "Fairlawn," from portions of Saddle River Township.

US Post Office, 30-10 Broadway, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-3901
Phone: (201)796-3330
US Post Office, 14-24 Abbott Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-3556
Phone: (201)796-5400
US Post Office, 12-46 River Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-1802
Phone: (201)797-3400

Population (1990): 30548
Location: 40.93596 N, 74.11804 W

Fairview (Borough)

Borough of Fairview Public Officials

Fairview Free Public Library

History of the Borough of Fairview NJ (Wikipedia)
Fairview was formed on December 4, 1894 from portions of Ridgefield Township.

US Post Office, 1 Broad Ave, Fairview, NJ 07022-1501
Phone: (201)943-3759
US Post Office, 6 Anderson Ave, Fairview, NJ 07022-2102
Phone: (201)945-2386

Population (1990): 10733
Location: 40.81750 N, 74.00161 W

Fort Lee (Borough)

Official Web Site of Borough of Fort Lee

History of Borough of Fort Lee NJ (Wikipedia)
Fort Lee was formed on April 18, 1904 from the remaining portions of Ridgefield Township.

US Post Office, 1213 Anderson Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-1712
Phone: (201)224-8787
US Post Office, 229 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-5709
Phone: (201)944-1853

Population (1990): 31997
Location: 40.85043 N, 73.97132 W

Franklin Lakes (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Franklin Lakes

History of Borough of Franklin Lakes NJ (Wikipedia)
Franklin Lakes was formed on March 11, 1922 from portions of Franklin Township.

US Post Office, 838 Franklin Ave, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1334
Phone: (201)891-2140

Population (1990): 9873
Location: 41.00689 N, 74.20801 W

Garfield (City)

Official Website of the City of Garfield

History of Garfield NJ - Garfield Chamber of Commerce

History of the City of Garfield NJ (Wikipedia)
Garfield was created as a borough on March 15, 1898, from portions of Saddle River Township. At the time, the New Jersey Legislature set Garfield’s boundaries as they exist today. On April 19, 1917, the borough became the City of Garfield.


US Post Office, 254 Palisade Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026-2806
Phone: (973)478-7242
US Post Office, 32 Outwater Ln, Garfield, NJ 07026-3839
Phone: (973)772-7575
US Post Office, 91 Passaic Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026-3138
Phone: (973)778-9140

Population (1990): 26727
Location: 40.87980 N, 74.10848 W

Glen Rock (Borough)

Official Web site of Glen Rock Borough

History of Glen Rock Borough NJ (Wikipedia)
Glen Rock was formed on September 12, 1894 from portions of Ridgewood Township.

US Post Office, 73 Glen Ave, Glen Rock, NJ 07452-2109
Phone: (201)445-4643

Population (1990): 10883
Location: 40.95915 N, 74.12539 W

Grantwood (Location)

(Refer to Cliffside Park)

Hackensack (City)

Official Website of the City of Hackensack

History of the City of Hackensack NJ (Wikipedia)
Dutch settlers from Manhattan established a trading post here in 1647. The area of Hackensack was settled by the Dutch in 1693. It grew in prosperity and population with the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931. It is the county seat of Bergen County.

History of the Hackensack River

US Post Office, 226 State St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-5502
Phone: (201)646-1908

Population (1990): 37049
Location: 40.88930 N, 74.04611 W

Harrington Park (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Harrington Park

History of Borough of Harrington Park (Wikipedia)
Harrington Park was formed on March 29, 1904 from portions of both Harrington Township and Washington Township, and parts of Closter.

US Post Office, 7 Lynn St, Harrington Park, NJ 07640-1835
Phone: (201)768-1890

Population (1990): 4623
Location: 40.98926 N, 73.98000 W

Hasbrouck Heights (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Hasbrouck Heights

History of Borough of Hasbrouck Heights NJ (Wikipedia)
Hasbrouck Heights was formed with the passage of a referendum on July 31, 1894, and was created from portions of Lodi Township.

US Post Office, 185 Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604-1825
Phone: (201)288-0233

Population (1990): 11488
Location: 40.86080 N, 74.07418 W

Haworth (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Haworth

History of the Borough of Haworth NJ (Wikipedia)
Haworth was formed on February 24, 1904 from portions of Harrington Township.

US Post Office, 300 Saint Nicholas Ave, Haworth, NJ 07641-1829
Phone: (201)385-3380

Population (1990): 3384
Location: 40.96171 N, 73.99886 W

Hillsdale (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Hillsdale NJ

History of Borough of Hillsdale NJ (Wikipedia)

US Post Office, 445 Hillsdale Ave, Hillsdale, NJ 07642-2710
Phone: (201)664-3545

Population (1990): 9750
Location: 41.00821 N, 74.04365 W

Ho Ho Kus (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Ho Ho Kus

History of Borough of Ho Ho Kus (Wikipedia)
Ho-Ho-Kus was formed on October 15, 1908 from what had originally been the Borough of Orvil, which was created on March 8, 1905.

History of Ho Ho Kus (from official Web site)

US Post Office, 30 N Franklin Tpke, Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423-1557
Phone: (201)445-1561

Population (1990): 3935
Location: 40.99961 N, 74.09717 W

Leonia (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Leonia

History of Borough of Leonia NJ (Wikipedia)
Leonia was formed as the result of a referendum passed on December 5, 1894, from portions of Ridgefield Township.

US Post Office, 398 Broad Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605-1618
Phone: (201)944-0958

Population (1990): 8365
Location: 40.86310 N, 73.99155 W

Little Ferry (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Little Ferry

History of Borough of Little Ferry NJ (Wikipedia)
Little Ferry was formed on September 18, 1894 from portions of Lodi Township.

US Post Office, 209 Main St, Little Ferry, NJ 07643-1501
Phone: (201)641-2106

Population (1990): 9989
Location: 40.84570 N, 74.03954 W

Loch Arbour (Village)

Official Website of Village of Loch Arbour

History of Village of Loch Arbour (Wikipedia)
While there are three other municipalities that retain the Village type or government (Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood and South Orange), Loch Arbour is the only municipality in the State of New Jersey that still uses the village form of government.

As of the United States 2000 Census, the village population was 280.
Location: Loch Arbour is located at 40°13'57?N, 74°0'7?W (40.232583, -74.001952)

Lodi (Borough)

Official Borough of Lodi Web Site

History of Borough of Lodi NJ (Wikipedia)
Lodi was formed on October 25, 1894 from portions of the now-defunct Lodi Township.

US Post Office, 25 Washington St, Lodi, NJ 07644-2317
Phone: (973)779-2180

Population (1990): 22355
Location: 40.87901 N, 74.08119 W

Lyndhurst (Township)

Township of Lyndhurst Officials

History of Lyndhurst (Wikipedia)
The community was named for Lord Lyndhurst, who visited the area. Former and merged community names include:· South Rutherford.

US Post Office, 436 Valley Brook Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071-1922
Phone: (201)438-3938

Population (1990): 18262
Location: 40.79683 N, 74.11339 W

Mahwah (Township)

Official Website of Township of Mahwah

History of Township of Mahwah NJ (Wikipedia)
The township is comprised of five sections each having a personality of its own and made up of different types of housing and businesses. There is a long established Cragmere Park, which consists of residential homes only; West Mahwah largely residential but containing some businesses and industries. Mahwah Proper, considered the town center, contains busineses, the post office, and the police station; Fardale and Masonicus, formally considered farming and residential areas, now containing many single family homes and condominium developments.

US Post Office, 12 E Ramapo Ave, Mahwah, NJ 07430-1703
Phone: (201)529-3366

Population (1990): 17905
Location: 41.08089 N, 74.18722 W

Maywood (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Maywood

Borough of Maywood History - Maywood Historical Committee
Maywood was formerly part of New Barbados Township; when Hackensack became a village, the westerly portion of New Barbados Township became Midland Township. The Army of Revolution encamped within its borders, and General Washington frequently honored the early settlers by his presence.
In 1871 the New Jersey Midland Railroad, now known as the New York Susquehanna and Western, was constructed and through the help of property owners, a railroad station was erected at a country road crossing and given the name “Maywood.”

Info about the Borough of Maywood NJ (Wikipedia)

US Post Office, 101 E Pleasant Ave, Maywood, NJ 07607-1318
Phone: (201)843-6440

Population (1990): 9473
Location: 40.90280 N, 74.06377 W

Midland Park (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Midland Park

History of Borough of Midland Park NJ (Wikipedia)
Midland Park was incorporated as a borough on September 6, 1894.

US Post Office, 215 Godwin Ave, Midland Park, NJ 07432-1807
Phone: (201)445-0886

Population (1990): 7047
Location: 40.99483 N, 74.14215 W

Montvale (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Montvale

History of Borough of Montvale NJ (Wikipedia)
Montvale was incorporated as a borough on August 31, 1894, at the height of the Boroughitis craze then sweeping through Bergen County that led to the creation of over two dozen new municipalities in the county in that one year alone. the new borough consisted of portions of both Orvil Township and Washington Township. On February 15, 1896, Montvale acquired part of Orvil Township. In 1906, Montvale added further land from both Orvil and Washington Townships, and in 1912, Montvale added territory from Upper Saddle River. On May 20, 1959, portions of Montvale were passed to River Vale, and on December 9 and December 14, 1965, territories were exhanged between Montvale and Upper Saddle River

US Post Office, 22 W Grand Ave, Montvale, NJ 07645-2153
Phone: (201)391-1100

Population (1990): 6946
Location: 41.05219 N, 74.04906 W

Moonachie (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Moonachie

History of Moonachie NJ (from official web site)

History of Borough of Moonachie NJ (Wikipedia)
Moonachie was incorporated as a borough on April 10, 1910 from portions of Lodi Township. In 1917, portions of Moonachie were transferred to Teterboro.

(No Post Office)
Population (1990): 2817
Location: 40.84241 N, 74.05924 W

Morsemere (Location) in Ridgefield

(Refer to Ridgefield)

New Milford (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of New Milford

New Milford NJ (Wikipedia)

History of Borough of New Milford NJ (Wikipedia)
New Milford was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1922, from what remined of Palisades Township. With the creation of New Milford, Palisades Township (which had been created in 1871) was dissolved.

US Post Office, 1055 River Rd, New Milford, NJ 07646-3221
Phone: (201)692-1186

Population (1990): 15990
Location: 40.93410 N, 74.01983 W

North Arlington (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of North Arlington

History of Borough of North Arlington NJ (Wikipedia)
North Arlington was formed by a referendum passed on March 9, 1896 and incorporated March 11, 1896, from area taken from Union Township.

US Post Office, 189 Ridge Rd, North Arlington, NJ 07031-6017
Phone: (201)991-7060

Population (1990): 13790
Location: 40.79000 N, 74.12698 W

North Hackensack (Location) in River Edge

(Refer to River Edge)

Northvale (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Northvale

History of Borough of Northvale NJ (Wikipedia)
Northvale was formed on March 15, 1916, from the remaining portions of Harrington Township. With the creation of Northvale, Harrington Township was dissolved. In 1923, portions of Northvale were transferred to Rockleigh.

US Post Office, 126 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ 07647-1532
Phone: (201)768-1510

Population (1990): 4563
Location: 41.00975 N, 73.95006 W

Norwood (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Norwood NJ

History of Borough of Norwood NJ (Wikipedia)
Norwood was formed on March 14, 1905, from portions of Harrington Township.

US Post Office, 239 Railroad Ave, Norwood, NJ 07648-1806
Phone: (201)768-1483

Population (1990): 4858
Location: 40.99409 N, 73.95173 W

Oakland (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Oakland

History of Borough of Oakland NJ (Wikipedia)
Oakland was formed on April 8, 1902, from portions of Franklin Township.

US Post Office, 322 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436-1816
Phone: (201)337-5841

Population (1990): 11997
Location: 41.03138 N, 74.24036 W

Old Tappan (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Old Tappan

History of Borough of Old Tappan NJ (Wikipedia)
Old Tappan was formed on October 18, 1894, from portions of Harrington Township, at the height of the Boroughitis phenomenon sweeping through Bergen County. On April 23, 1896, additional territory was annexed from Harrington Township.


(Refer to Westwood Post Office)
Population (1990): 4254
Location: 41.01620 N, 73.98303 W

Oradell (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Oradell

History of Borough of Oradell NJ (Wikipedia)
Oradell was originally formed on March 8, 1894, as the Borough of Delford, from portions of Harrington Township, Midland Township, Palisades Township and Washington Township, at the height of the Boroughitis phenomenon sweeping through Bergen County. The name Delford was a portmanteau created from the names of two communities within the new borough: Oradell and New Milford. On November 12, 1920, the borough's name was officially changed to "Oradell."

US Post Office, 618 Veldran Ave, Oradell, NJ 07649-1511
Phone: (201)262-2255

Population (1990): 8024
Location: 40.95505 N, 74.03102 W

Outwater (Location) in Garfield

(Refer to Garfield)

Palisade (Location) in Fort Lee

(Refer to Fort Lee )

History: Palisades Township was a township that existed in Bergen County, New Jersey and was established on March 22, 1871 when Hackensack Township was subdivided into three new Townships. Englewood Township lasted just over fifty years, and was dissolved on March 11, 1922.
Hackensack Township was divided into three parts, each stretching from the Hudson River on the west to the Hackensack River in the east: The northernmost portion was Palisades Township; The center strip was Englewood Township; and, The southernmost portion became Ridgefield Township. The new Township was quickly subdivided. The implementation by the New Jersey Legislature of a new Borough Act served to encourage the creation of new municipalities, most formed from portions of two (or more) Townships. Palisades Township survived for a half century after this new legislation, and the case of "Boroughitis" it fomented. In 1894, five boroughs were created from within Palisades Township (and portions of other townships, as indicated): Tenafly, Delford (later changed to Oradell; also included portions of Harrington Township), Cresskill (with a portion of Cresskill taken in 1903 to from Alpine), Bergenfield (also created from portions of Englewood Township) and Schraalenburgh (changed name to Dumont in 1928; also included portions of Harrington Township). In 1895, Englewood Cliffs was created from sections of both Englewood Township and Palisades Township. In 1898, a portion of Schraalenburgh was returned to Palisades Township. Demarest was formed in 1903 from portions of both Palisades and Harrington Townships.

Palisade's Park (Borough)

Borough of Palisades Park Officials

History of Borough of Palisades Park NJ
(Wikipedia)
The Borough of Palisades Park was created on March 22, 1899 from portions of Ridgefield Township. A portion of its area was taken by Fort Lee in April 1909.

US Post Office, 201 Broad Ave, Palisades Park, NJ 07650-1508
Phone: (201)944-6266

Population (1990): 14536
Location: 40.84695 N, 73.99727 W

Paramus (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Paramus
On April 4, 1922, the Borough was incorporated. It is a residential community and a retail center for the surrounding region. Located here are several large retail shopping malls and a community college.
Paramus occupies 10.573 square miles, 6,767 acres. It is the second largest among 70 municipalities in Bergen County.

Info About Borough of Paramus NJ (Wikipedia)

US Post Office, 33 E Midland Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652-2916
Phone: (201)262-6886

Population (1990): 25067
Location: 40.94511 N, 74.07152 W

Park Ridge (Borough)

Official Website of the Borough of Park Ridge NJ

Info About Borough of Park Ridge NJ (Wikipedia)

Genealogy:
- Dutch Reformed Church Records, Pascack (Park Ridge) New Jersey - Marriage Records, 1840 - 1855, 1875 - 1920


US Post Office, 38 Park Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07656-1240
Phone: (201)391-4424

Population (1990): 8102
Location: 41.03579 N, 74.04151 W

Radburn (Unincorporated Town in Fair Lawn NJ)

(Refer to Fair Lawn)

History: Radburn was founded in 1929 as "a town for the motor age". Its planners, Clarence Stein and Henry Wright, and its landscape architect Marjorie Sewell Cautley aimed to incorporate modern planning principles, which were then being introduced into England's Garden Cities, following ideas advocated by urban planners Ebenezer Howard and Sir Patrick Geddes.
Radburn was explicitly designed to separate traffic by mode, with a pedestrian path system that does not cross any major roads at grade. Radburn introduced the largely residential "superblock" and is credited with incorporating some of the earliest cul-de-sacs in the United States. [see Wikipedia for more info].

Ramsey (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Ramsey

Brief History of Ramsey Borough - TXT file (this site)

Info about Ramsey NJ (Wikipedia)

US Post Office, 175 E Main St, Ramsey, NJ 07446-1926
Phone: (201)327-0778

Population (1990): 13228
Location: 41.05922 N, 74.14649 W

Ridgefield (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Ridgefield

History of Borough of Ridgefield NJ (Wikipedia)
Ridgefield was incorporated as a Borough on May 26, 1892, from portions of Ridgefield Township.

US Post Office, 757 Broad Ave, Ridgefield, NJ 07657-1607
Phone: (201)943-5774

Population (1990): 9996
Location: 40.83140 N, 74.01567 W

Ridgefield Park (Village)

Official Website of Ridgewood Park

History of Ridgefield Park NJ (Wikipedia)
Out of 566 municipalities statewide, Ridgefield Park is only one of four villages in New Jersey, joining Loch Arbour, Ridgewood and South Orange.

US Post Office, 155 Main St, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660-1643
Phone: (201)641-6828

Population (1990): 12454
Location: 40.85460 N, 74.02046 W

Ridgewood (Village)

Official Website of Village of Ridgewood

History of Ridgewood NJ (Wikipedia)
Out of 566 municipalities statewide, Ridgewood is only one of four villages in New Jersey, joining Loch Arbour, Ridgefield Park and South Orange.

US Post Office, 143 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-3815
Phone: (201)444-5400

Population (1990): 24152
Location: 40.98106 N, 74.11389 W

Ritz (Location in Garfield NJ)

(Refer to Garfield)

River Edge (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of River Edge

Info About River Edge NJ (Wikipedia)

US Post Office, 121 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge, NJ 07661-1915
Phone: (201)342-0926
US Post Office, 650 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge, NJ 07661-2152
Phone: (201)262-8585

Population (1990): 10603
Location: 40.92720 N, 74.04003 W

Rivervale (Township)

Official Website of Township of Rivervale

History of Rivervale NJ (Wikipedia)
Before 1841, the area comprising River Vale was part of Harrington Township. It used to be known as the "Over Kill Neighborhood" or just "Over Kill" — it being over the kill (Hackensack River) from Tappan. Its southern part, known as Eastwood (as opposed to Westwood), became an independent borough for a time in the 1890s, but was later re-absorbed.
River Vale was incorporated as a Bergen County township in 1906. It was formed from portions of both Hillsdale and Washington Township. On July 15, 1929, part of River Vale became part of the town of Park Ridge. On May 20, 1959, territory was acquired from Montvale.In 1967, a mass grave site was discovered in River Vale from an event in 1778 during the American Revolutionary War, the Baylor Massacre. This became widely known due to a February 1968 report to the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, "1778 - The Massacre of Baylor's Dragoons". Facing suburban development, the burial site was made into a county park that was dedicated on October 15, 1972.

(Refer to Westwood)

Population (1990): 9410
Location: 41.01361 N, 74.00697 W

Rochelle Park (Township)

Official Website of Township of Rochelle Park

History of the Township of Rochelle Park
- from official web site

Info About Rochelle Park NJ (Wikipedia)

US Post Office, 231 Rochelle Ave, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662-3914
Phone: (201)843-2692

Population (1990): 5587
Location: 40.90645 N, 74.07838 W

Rockleigh (Borough)

Official Website of Rockleigh Borough

History of Borough of Rockleigh NJ (Wikipedia)
Rockleigh was incorporated as a borough on March 13, 1923 (based on the results of a referendum held on April 10, 1923) from portions of Northvale.

(Refer to Northvale)

Population (1990): 270
Location: 41.00204 N, 73.93548 W

Rutherford (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Rutherford

History of Borough of Rutherford NJ (Wikipedia)
Rutherford was incorporated in 1881 under the Borough form of government. During the early days of settlement, the land that is now Rutherford was part of New Barbadoes Township, as Berry had lived in Barbados, another English colony, before claiming his grant in New Jersey. New Barbadoes was part of Essex County from 1693 to 1710, when Bergen County was formed. In 1826, the land became part of Lodi Township (of which today's remaining portion is Lodi borough). When Hudson County was formed in 1840, the area that is today North Arlington, Lyndhurst, Rutherford and East Rutherford became part of Harrison Township (of which today's remaining portion is Harrison town). However, the area reverted to Bergen County in 1852 and became known as Union Township.
Part of the region was known as Boiling Springs, for the many hot springs in the vicinity.

US Post Office, 156 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-2310
Phone: (201)933-1213

Population (1990): 17790
Location: 40.81985 N, 74.10705 W

Saddle Brook (Town)

Official Website of Saddle Brook

History of Saddle Brook NJ (Wikipedia)
Saddle Brook adopted its current name in November 1955, changing it from Saddle River Township. Saddle River Township was created in March of 1716, and consisted of all of the territory in Bergen County west of the Saddle River. This makes it one of the oldest municipalities in Bergen County.

US Post Office, 360 Market St, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663-5937
Phone: (201)843-8680

Population (1990): 13296
Location: 40.90420 N, 74.09550 W

Saddle River (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Saddle River

History of Borough of Saddle River NJ (Wikipedia)
Saddle River Township was one of the earliest townshipws within Bergen County. Several new townships had been partitioned off in the nineteenth century, and after 1894's Boroughitis craze, several boroughs (Glen Rock and Lodi in 1894; Wallington in 1895; Garfield in 1896; East Paterson in 1916-17; and Fair Lawn in 1924). The remaining portion of Saddle River Township was renamed as Saddle Brook, which adopted its current name by a referendum passed on November 8, 1955.
The borough is named after the Saddle River, which flows through the borough and is a tributary of the Passaic River.

Genealogy:
- Dutch Reformed Church Records Saddle River New Jersey

US Post Office, 177 E Saddle River Rd, Saddle River, NJ 07458-2611
Phone: (201)327-5591

Population (1990): 2950
Location: 41.02627 N, 74.09892 W

South Hackensack (Township)

South Hackensack Township Officials

History of South Hackensack Township NJ (Wikipedia)
As a result of the formation of boroughs within its previous limits, South Hackensack is split into three sections. The primary residential section is adjacent to Hackensack, Little Ferry and Teterboro. A small section is sandwiched in between Garfield, Lodi, Wallington, and Wood-Ridge, while a sliver containing only industrial properties lies in the Meadowlands between Carlstadt, Moonachie, and Ridgefield. South Hackensack is the only one of New Jersey's 566 municipalities to be split into three non-contiguous sections.

US Post Office, 560 Huyler St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606-1544
Phone: (201)440-7700

Population (1990): 2106
Location: 40.85770 N, 74.04918 W

South Orange (Village)


South Orange Village

History of Village of South Orange NJ & Town Officials (Wikipedia)
Seton Hall University is located in South Orange.
Of 566 municipalities statewide, South Orange is one of only four villages in New Jersey, joining Loch Arbour, Ridgefield Park and Ridgewood.

Population: As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 16,964 people.
Location: at 40°44'52?N, 74°15'32?W (40.747650, -74.258811)

Teaneck (Township)

Official Website of Teaneck

History of Township of Teaneck NJ (Wikipedia)
Teaneck was created on February 19, 1895 by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. Teaneck was formed from portions of Englewood Township and Ridgefield Township, both of which are now defunct (despite existing municipalities with similar names), along with portions of Bogota and Leonia. On May 3, 1921 and on June 1, 1926, portions of what had been Teaneck were transferred to Overpeck Township.

Teaneck Virtual Village

US Post Office, 1393 Palisade Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666-3504
Phone: (201)837-7020
US Post Office, 751 Palisade Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666-3157
Phone: (201)836-6912

Population (1990): 37825
Location: 40.88965 N, 74.01211 W

Tenafly (Borough)

Official Web Site of Borough of Tenafly

History of Borough of Tenafly NJ (Wikipedia)
Incorporated as a borough on January 24, 1894. It was created from portions of the now-defunct Palisades Township.

US Post Office, 400 Tenafly Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670-2030
Phone: (201)568-1467
Population (1990): 13326
Location: 40.91715 N, 73.95517 W

Teterboro (Borough)

UNofficial Website of Teterboro

Borough of Teterboro Officials

History of Borough of Teterboro NJ (Wikipedia)
Teterboro was incorporated on March 26, 1917 from land taken from the boroughs of Moonachie and Little Ferry and from Lodi Township. The borough was enlarged in 1918 by the addition of area annexed from Hasbrouck Heights. On March 4, 1919 it acquired area from Lodi Township. The name Teterboro was changed in 1937 to Bendix Borough, and changed back to Teterboro Borough on June 1, 1943.
In the past, neighboring municipalities, such as Hasbrouck Heights and South Hackensack, have attempted to absorb Teterboro, hoping to reap the financial benefits (and lower property taxes) of doing so. Others have reasoned that the population is too small for the borough to justify its own existence. However, all such attempts have met with failure, due to resistance from residents and municipal officials.

(No Post Office)
Population (1990): 22
Location: 40.85355 N, 74.06078 W

Upper Saddle River (Borough)

Official Website of Upper Saddle River

History of Borough of Upper Saddle River NJ (Wikipedia)
Upper Saddle River was settled in the 1700s principally by Dutch settlers who constructed mills along the Saddle River. The area was granted borough status in 1894 and remained principally rural until the 1950s.

(Refer to Saddle River Post Office)

Population (1990): 7198
Location: 41.06340 N, 74.10048 W

Waldwick (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Waldwick

History of Waldwick NJ

History of Borough of Waldwick NJ (Wikipedia)
On the eve of the American Revolutionary War, Waldwick and the surrounding area constituted a small settlement within Franklin Township, and are that encompassed much of northwestern Bergen County. As the township grew in the years following the war, the western portion of Franklin Township broke away and named itself Orvil Township, in honor of its chief surveyor. Not long after, the Erie Railroad created a stop in the township, bringing about the first major population boom in the region's history. Still later, around the 1870s, the area constituting modern-day Ridgewood broke away from Orvil; not too long afterwards, Orvil Township as an independent municipality began to fade. On April 7, 1919, a council of citizens voted to incorporate as the borough of "Waldwick" (A Light in the Woods), from the remaining portions of Orvil Township. With the creation of the borough of Waldwick, Orvil Township was dissolved.

US Post Office, 1 Walter Hammond Pl, Waldwick, NJ 07463-1724
Phone: (201)445-8463

Population (1990): 9757
Location: 41.01293 N, 74.12512 W

Wallington (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Wallington

History of Borough of Wallington NJ (Wikipedia)
Wallington was created as a borough on January 2, 1895 (based on a referendum held on December 31, 1894), at the height of the Boroughitis fever then sweeping through Bergen County. The botrough was formed from area taken from Bergen Township and Saddle River Township. Sections of Wallington were ceded to Garfield in 1898.

US Post Office, 218 Maple Ave, Wallington, NJ 07057-1214
Phone: (973)779-0299

Population (1990): 10828
Location: 40.85310 N, 74.10678 W

Washington Township

Official Website of Twp of Washington

History of Twp of Washington NJ (Wikipedia)
Note: there is a Washington Township in the New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, Morris and Warren.

Twp of Washington, New Jersey 07676
(Location: rear of the Twp of Washington Shopping Center, Pascack Rd)

Population (1990): 5815
Location: 40.22365 N, 74.59506 W

West Englewood (Location in Teaneck)

(Refer to Teaneck)

West Fort Lee (Location in Fort Lee)

(Refer to Fort Lee)

Westwood (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Westwood

History of Borough of Westwood NJ (Wikipedia)
Westwood was officially incorporated as the on May 8, 1894, early during the Boroughitis phenomenon that ran through Bergen County. Isaac D. Bogert served as the first mayor of the Borough. In April 1909, the area of Westwood was enlarged through the annexation of the 'Old Hook' section of the borough of Emerson.

US Post Office, 216 Westwood Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675-1716
Phone: (201)664-1134

Population (1990): 10446
Location: 40.98838 N, 74.03111 W

Wood-Ridge (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Wood-Ridge

History of Wood-Ridge NJ -from official township web site
"In 1669, lord proprietors Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkeley awarded a land grant to Capt. John Berry. The territory extended approximately from Hackensack to Newark between the Hackensack, Passaic, and Saddle Rivers. At the time, the Lenni Lenape Indians inhabited the area. The tract was gradually divided into farms, and by the early 1700s, the area that is now Wood-Ridge began to appear in county records. An old Indian trail extending from the northern part of Bergen County to points south was laid out by Berry as a roadway c. 1707. Named Polifly Road, it is now known in Wood-Ridge as Hackensack Street.""The land became part of the township of New Barbadoes. In 1825, when Lodi Township was formed, it split off from New Barbadoes. Wood-Ridge and its surrounding areas became a part of Lodi Township. Wood-Ridge was an area used as a hunting ground by the Indians. Artifacts found in the vicinity lead historians to believe that the Indians inhabited land closer to the surrounding rivers."

Info About Borough of Wood-Ridge NJ (Wikipedia)

Wood-Ridge Historical Society

US Post Office, 290 Hackensack St, Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075-1240
Phone: (201)438-6553

Population (1990): 7506
Location: 40.85040 N, 74.08768 W

Woodcliff Lake (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Woodcliff Lake

History of Borough of Woodcliff Lake (Wikipedia)
Woodcliff Lake is also the name of the reservoir that lies primarily within the town--a small part of it lies in neighboring Hillsdale. The borough was originally incorporated as Woodcliff, on August 31, 1894, at the height of the Boroughitis phenomenon sweeping through Bergen County at the time. It was formed from parts of Orvil Township and Washington Township, as under state law at the time, boroughs formed from parts of two different townships were allowed a chosen freeholder. On March 1, 1910, after the creation of the reservoir, the name of the borough was changed to Woodcliff Lake, to match the name of the post office. In this era prior to ZIP codes, two post offices in a state could not have the same name, and there was already a "Woodcliff" in Hudson County. On January 1, 1956 and again on July 1, 1958, Woodcliff Lake exchanged sections of land with Park Ridge. On October 13, 1960 portions were exchanged with Hillsdale.

US Post Office, 86 Broadway, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675-8005(this zip has change in 2001, if you know it please let us know)
Phone: (201)391-2339

Population (1990): 5303
Location: 41.02561 N, 74.06119 W

Wyckoff (Borough)

Official Website of Borough of Wyckoff

History of Borough of Wyckoff NJ (Wikipedia)
What is today Wyckoff was part of Saddle River Township, which included all of Bergen County west of the Saddle River. Saddle River Township was split up in 1771 with the area containing Wyckoff becoming Franklin Township. By 1755, about 100 families lived in the Franklin Township area, of which, no more than 20 were in what is now Wyckoff. Franklin Township (1771) consisted of what is today Ho-Ho-Kus (seceded 1849), Ridgewood (seceded 1876), Midland Park (seceded 1894), Oakland (seceded 1902), Franklin Lakes (seceded 1922), and Wyckoff. The size of Franklin Township decreased as areas seceded and were incorporated into their own towns. After Franklin Lakes was established in 1922, Franklin Township consisted of only the area known locally as Wyckoff. On November 2, 1926, residents voted (243 positive votes out of 337) to change the name from Franklin Township to the Township of Wyckoff. In 1931, part of Wyckoff was transferred to Midland Park.


US Post Office, 411 Greenwood Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481-2050
Phone: (201)891-6600

Population (1990): 15372
Location: 40.99778 N, 74.16641 W


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