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"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, and is partly drained by the Hackensack and Ramapo Rivers. The surface is mostly hilly or mountainous. The bank of the Hudson in this county is a vertical or steep rocky wall, called the Palisades, about 480 feet high, composed of an igneous rock celled trap. The soil in some parts is fertile. Indian corn, potatoes, hay, butter, &c., are the staple products. The county is traversed by several railroads which generally have their terminal at Jersey City. Capital, Hackensack. Pop. in 1870, 30,122; in 1880, 36,786; in 1890, 47,225."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
    Euclid Avenue, cor. Main Street, Hackensack, N.J.
  • Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
    Central Ave., looking North, Hillsdale, New Jersey
  • 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
  • 1881 - The Erie Railroad built a cutoff, now the Bergen County Line.
    www.wikipedia.org

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