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

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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