Older Place Names in Passaic (Bergen & Essex) County


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.



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



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



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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