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History of Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

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Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

Hackensack, Bergen, NJ

The area was officially named New Barbadoes Township until 1921, but it was informally known as Hackensack since at least the 18th century.

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  • 1844 - Hackensack
    This township is 10 miles long, with a width varying from 3 to 5 miles. It is bounded N. by Harrington, B. by Hudson river, S. by part of Hudson co., ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Hackensack
    Hackensack, a post-township of Bergen county, New Jersey, on the Hudson river, about 10 miles N. from New York. Pop., 3486.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1859
    HACKENSACK, a village in the co. of Bergen, in the state of New Jersey, 14 m. N by W of New York, on the W side of a river of the same name, which...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - Mrs. Elizabeth A. Thornton, of Hackensack, N. J., recently celebrated her one hundredth birthday.
    She distinctly recalls the visit of Lafayette to Camden to lay the corner-stone of the DeKalb monument. - N. Y. Sun.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 24, 1884

  • 1895 - Hackensack
    Hack'ensack, a post-village, capital of Bergen co., N.J., on the Hackensack River, and on the New Jersey Midland and New Jersey & New York Railroads, ...Read MORE...


  • Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
    Court House and County Building
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  • Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
    Euclid Avenue, cor. Main Street, Hackensack, N.J.
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  • News 1901 - HACKENSACK ARMORY BURNED. NATIONAL GUARD DANCE WAS IN PROGRESS WHEN FIRE STARTED - BUILDING ALSO THE OPERA HOUSE.
    Hackensack, N. J., Feb. 26. - The Hackensack Armory, which was also the Opera House, was destroyed by fire tonight, and shortly after midnight the...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - June 9 - Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States.
    With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, in fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan, New...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Hackensack, a banking post-town, capital of Bergen CO., N.J., on the Hackensack River and on the New York, Susquehanna and Western and the New Jersey ...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - 3 TROLLEY CARS CRASH. FOG CAUSES ACCIDENT ON HACKENSACK TRESTLE - MOTORMEN MAY DIE.
    Hackensack, N. J., Feb. 27. - Three trolley cars met in a crash on a trestle over the Erie Railroad this morning. As a result, the three motormen are ...Read MORE...


  • News 1921 - Truck Catches Fire
    James Mack, 35, years old, was burned to death, and Ernest Starke, 21 years old, received burns from which he died later in Hackensack Hospital, when ...Read MORE...


  • Hackensack, New Jersey, USA
    High School
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  • 1844 - Hackensack
    This township is 10 miles long, with a width varying from 3 to 5 miles. It is bounded N. by Harrington, B. by Hudson river, S. by part of Hudson co., ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Hackensack
    Hackensack, a post-township of Bergen county, New Jersey, on the Hudson river, about 10 miles N. from New York. Pop., 3486.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1859
    HACKENSACK, a village in the co. of Bergen, in the state of New Jersey, 14 m. N by W of New York, on the W side of a river of the same name, which... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - Mrs. Elizabeth A. Thornton, of Hackensack, N. J., recently celebrated her one hundredth birthday.
    She distinctly recalls the visit of Lafayette to Camden to lay the corner-stone of the DeKalb monument. - N. Y. Sun. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 24, 1884
  • 1895 - Hackensack
    Hack'ensack, a post-village, capital of Bergen co., N.J., on the Hackensack River, and on the New Jersey Midland and New Jersey & New York Railroads, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - HACKENSACK ARMORY BURNED. NATIONAL GUARD DANCE WAS IN PROGRESS WHEN FIRE STARTED - BUILDING ALSO THE OPERA HOUSE.
    Hackensack, N. J., Feb. 26. - The Hackensack Armory, which was also the Opera House, was destroyed by fire tonight, and shortly after midnight the... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - June 9 - Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States.
    With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, in fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan, New... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hackensack, a banking post-town, capital of Bergen CO., N.J., on the Hackensack River and on the New York, Susquehanna and Western and the New Jersey ... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - 3 TROLLEY CARS CRASH. FOG CAUSES ACCIDENT ON HACKENSACK TRESTLE - MOTORMEN MAY DIE.
    Hackensack, N. J., Feb. 27. - Three trolley cars met in a crash on a trestle over the Erie Railroad this morning. As a result, the three motormen are ... Read MORE...

  • News  1921 - Truck Catches Fire
    James Mack, 35, years old, was burned to death, and Ernest Starke, 21 years old, received burns from which he died later in Hackensack Hospital, when ... Read MORE...

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