Murray Hill, New Jersey


Murray Hill, New Jersey
Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ

Murray Hill is an unincorporated area within portions of both Berkeley Heights and New Providence, located in Union County in northern New Jersey, United States.

Amongst other things, it is the longtime central location of Bell Labs (now part of Alcatel-Lucent) and it shares its ZIP Code 07974 with the neighboring borough of New Providence.

Local tradition has it that the area was named after the Bell Labs location there: The laboratories had been previously located in Murray Hill, Manhattan, and when the facilities moved to New Jersey in 1941, workers continued to refer to the "Murray Hill Bell Labs", giving the area a new name. In fact the old Bell Laboratories Building (Manhattan) is in Greenwich Village, miles away from Murray Hill Manhattan.

Murray Hill, NJ was named and founded by Carl H. Schultz, founder of an immense mineral water business once located at 1st Avenue and 25th and 26th Streets in Murray Hill district of New York City.[1] He purchased a large tract of land there during the 1880s where he built a residence for his family as well as a number of comfortable homes for his employees.[2] Having moved from Murray Hill in Manhattan, Schultz decided to keep the name. His children all built homes near his estate and over the years they developed Murray Hill into a place of many attractions, although few of the original Victorian homes still stand.[3]

Murray Hill is also the location of C. R. Bard, Inc., a corporation specializing in surgical equipment manufacture.

Murray Hill is home to the United States Headquarters of The Linde Group, (Formerly The BOC Group), the world's largest Industrial Gases Company.

Transportation

Mass transit to Murray Hill is available via the New Jersey Transit Gladstone Branch train line to the Murray Hill or Summit stations. Passengers heading to Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs can transfer to a shuttle bus.

Coordinates: 40°41′43″N 74°24′04″W / 40.69528°N 74.40111°W / 40.69528; -74.40111

  1. ^ The New York Times, May 30, 1897, "Carl H. Schultz Dead"
  2. ^ Carl Wilhelm Schlegel, Schlegel's American Families of German Ancestry in the United States
  3. ^ The New York Times, December 6th, 1909, "Gave Up Millions to Wed a Baron"



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