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West Milford, New Jersey, USA

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Where is West Milford, New Jersey, USA? 

West Milford, Passaic, New Jersey, USA

West Milford started out as New Milford in what was then western Bergen County in the 18th century, having been settled by disenchanted Dutch from Milford, New Jersey (later renamed by the British as Newark). These same Dutch also built a town of New Milford in eastern Bergen County. When both New Milfords applied for post offices in 1828, a clerk in Washington, D.C. is said to have approved the other application first and assigned the name "West Milford" to the New Milford in western Bergen County in order to distinguish between the two locations.

West Milford became a municipality by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 10, 1834...wikipedia


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West Milford, New Jersey, USA - Jecker's General Store
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1844 - West Milford
West Milford was formed from Pompton in 1834. It is situated N.W. of Paterson 15 m. It is 13 m....Read MORE...

1906
West Milford, a post-village in West Milford town ship, Passaic co., N.J., about 20 miles NW. of...Read MORE...

News  1976 - PLANE CRASH KILLS 5.
West Milford, N.J. (AP) - Five persons were killed when a single-engine private plane crashed 700...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Banta
flag  Joseph BANTA (1830, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 7 February 1852, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)

Fitzgerald
flag  J. J. FITZGERALD (1805, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 26 January 1866, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)

Marion
flag  Robert MARION (1782, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 7 January 1853, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)

Mcmickins
flag  Richard MCMICKINS (1784, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 28 May 1855, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)

Mead
flag  Samuel D. MEAD (1813, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 14 October 1856, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)

Pulard
flag  Richard PULARD (1803, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 22 April 1878, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)

Sisco
flag  Henry Y. SISCO (1788, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 13 November 1857, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)

Terhune
flag  Stephen TERHUNE (, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 4 November 1856, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)

White
flag  James WHITE (1818, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 29 March 1863, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)
flag  Sally WHITE (1785, West Milford, New Jersey, USA - 26 September 1854, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)
 

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