Acquackanonk Township, New Jersey


Acquackanonk Township, New Jersey

Acquackanonk Township was incorporated in 1693. It was located in the northern part of Essex County, New Jersey.

In 1837, Passaic County was created, incorporating this township and some portions of both Bergen County and Essex County. When formed, the township included parts of present day Clifton, Paterson and Passaic.

The name "where gum blocks were made for pounding corn". [cite book|title=The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States|year=1905|pages=23|author=Gannett, Henry|url=http://books.google.com/books/pdf/The_Origin_of_Certain_Place_Names_in_the.pdf?id=BqwPAAAAIAAJ&output=pdf&sig=3IVIg6u-evPGlrv4j1uDL7rQ09c]

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