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History of Bergen County, New Jersey, USA

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Bergen County, New Jersey, USA

Bergen, one of the original New Jersey counties, was formed in 1683 and named for Bergen op Zoom, Neth. In November 1776, Americans abandoned Fort Lee on the Hudson to its British attackers during the U.S. War of Independence.

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  • 1660 - Bergen Township is formed. It is the first permanent European settlement in the territory of present-day New Jersey.

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  • On November 30, 1675, the settlement Bergen and surrounding plantations and settlements were called Bergen County in an act passed by the province's General Assembly.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1683, Bergen (along with the three other original counties of East Jersey) was officially recognized as an independent county by the Provincial Assembly.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1778 - Revolutionary War - Bergen County - The Baylor Massacre took place in 1778 in River Vale, resulting in severe losses for the Continentals.

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  • In 1837, Passaic County was formed from parts of Bergen and Essex counties

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  • In 1840, Hudson County was formed from Bergen.

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  • 1852 - Bergen County - In 1852, the Erie Railroad began operating major rail services from Jersey City on the Hudson River to points north and west via leased right-of-way in the county.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Bergen county
    Bergen, a county in the N. E. part of New Jersey, bordering on New York, has an area of about 350 square miles. It is bounded on the E. by Hudson...Read MORE...


  • 1881 - The Erie Railroad built a cutoff, now the Bergen County Line.

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  • 1895 - Bergen county
    Bergen, ber'ghen, a county of New Jersey, bordering on New York, has an area of about 235 square miles. It is bounded on the E. by the Hudson River,...Read MORE...


  • Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
    Euclid Avenue, cor. Main Street, Hackensack, N.J.
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  • Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
    Central Ave., looking North, Hillsdale, New Jersey
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  • Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
    Lenox Avenue, New Milford, New Jersey
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Euclid Avenue, cor. Main Street, Hackensack, N.J.
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Central Ave., looking North, Hillsdale, New Jersey
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Lenox Avenue, New Milford, New Jersey
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  • 1660 - Bergen Township is formed. It is the first permanent European settlement in the territory of present-day New Jersey.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • On November 30, 1675, the settlement Bergen and surrounding plantations and settlements were called Bergen County in an act passed by the province's General Assembly.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1683, Bergen (along with the three other original counties of East Jersey) was officially recognized as an independent county by the Provincial Assembly.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1778 - Revolutionary War - Bergen County - The Baylor Massacre took place in 1778 in River Vale, resulting in severe losses for the Continentals.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1837, Passaic County was formed from parts of Bergen and Essex counties

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1840, Hudson County was formed from Bergen.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1852 - Bergen County - In 1852, the Erie Railroad began operating major rail services from Jersey City on the Hudson River to points north and west via leased right-of-way in the county.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Bergen county
    Bergen, a county in the N. E. part of New Jersey, bordering on New York, has an area of about 350 square miles. It is bounded on the E. by Hudson... Read MORE...

  • 1881 - The Erie Railroad built a cutoff, now the Bergen County Line.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Bergen county
    Bergen, ber'ghen, a county of New Jersey, bordering on New York, has an area of about 235 square miles. It is bounded on the E. by the Hudson River,... Read MORE...

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