OLDER PLACE NAMES
FOR
PASSAIC COUNTY

(Including Bergen and Essex Counties)

Richard K. Beamer

Passaic County was formed by the New Jersey State Legislature 1837. This peculiar hourglass-shaped county was carved from sections of both Essex and Bergen counties.

PASSAIC COUNTY


 
  Older Name Present Name
  Acquackanonk Landing Passaic
  Charlottenburg Newfoundland
  Clinton Macopin
  Goffle Hawthorne
  Makepin Pond Echo Lake
  New Manchester Paterson
  Ryerson’s Pompton Lakes
  Schuyler’s Haskell/Wanaque
  Weasel Clifton

BERGEN COUNTY


 
  Older Name Present Name
  Bendix Teterboro
  Boiling Springs Rutherford
  Closter (1800’s) Cresskill
  Delford Oradell
  East Passaic Garfield
  English Neighbourhood Ridgefield
  Etna Emerson
  Godwinsville Ridgewood
  Haginsack Hackensack
  Hopper’s Ramapo
  Mt. Clinton Englewood Cliffs
  New Bridge Ridgefield
  New Durham Fairview
  New Prospect Waldwick
  Pascack Park Ridge
  Pacack Park Ridge
  Paskack River Edge
  Schraalenburgh Dumont
  Undercliff Edgewater
  Youghpaugh (Yawpaw) Oakland

ESSEX COUNTY


 
  Older Name Present Name
  Camptown Livingston
  Cedarville Cedar Grove
  Cheapside Livingston
  Compton Irvington
  Franklin West Caldwell
  Franklin(ville) Nutley
  Freemantown West Orange
  Jefferson Maplewood
  McLellan West Orange
  Middleville Maplewood
  Milford Newark
  Northfield West Orange
  Second River Belleville
  Spring Garden Nutley
  Speertown Montclair
  Stonehouse Plains Bloomfield
  Strahlenburg Dumont
  Wardsesson Bloomfield
  Westville West Caldwell
  Williamstown West Orange

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