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History of Rockaway, New Jersey, USA

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Rockaway, New Jersey, USA

Rockaway, Morris, NJ

Rockaway was formed as a borough on June 19, 1894, from portions of Rockaway Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day. Additional portions of Rockaway Township were annexed by the borough in 1908.

The borough shares its name with the Rockaway River and the neighboring township. The name is derived from a Native American term, variously said to mean "place of sands", "creek between two hills" or "bushy" / "difficult to cross".


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  • Rockaway, New Jersey, USA
    First Presbyterian Church
    Organized 1758
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  • 1844 - Rockaway Township incorporated

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Rockaway township
    Rockaway township, near the centre of Morris county, New Jersey, is situated on the Rockaway river and on the Morris canal, about 7 miles N. of...Read MORE...


  • Rockaway was formed as a borough on June 19, 1894, from portions of Rockaway Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1895 - Rockaway
    Rock'away, a post-village in Rockaway township, Morris co., N.J., on a river of the same name, on the Morris Canal and the Morris & Essex division of ...Read MORE...




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  • 1844 - Rockaway Township incorporated

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Rockaway township
    Rockaway township, near the centre of Morris county, New Jersey, is situated on the Rockaway river and on the Morris canal, about 7 miles N. of... Read MORE...

  • Rockaway was formed as a borough on June 19, 1894, from portions of Rockaway Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Rockaway
    Rock'away, a post-village in Rockaway township, Morris co., N.J., on a river of the same name, on the Morris Canal and the Morris & Essex division of ... Read MORE...

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