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Visit Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and ancestry.

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Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - Central Ave., looking North

Hillsdale, Bergen, NJ

The populated area today known as Hillsdale took form in the mid-to-late 19th century as land speculators, led by David P. Patterson, developed subdivisions to profit from the coming of the Hackensack and New York Railroad (later New Jersey and New York Railroad). The area was incorporated as Hillsdale Township on March 25, 1898, from portions of Washington Township, which had, in turn, been set off from Harrington Township.


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Hillsdale Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

Central Ave., looking North
Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA

Central Ave., looking North
Riley Bldg., Main St.
Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA

Riley Bldg., Main St.
Erie Station (1916)
Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA

Erie Station (1916)

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Hillsdale:
Hillsdale Historical Society:
Visit the Hillsdale Historical Society to get a glimpse of the town's rich history. You might find interesting artifacts, photos, and stories that provide insight into how the community has evolved over the years.

Veterans Memorial Park:
Take a leisurely stroll or have a picnic at Veterans Memorial Park. It's a peaceful spot where you can enjoy the outdoors, perhaps throw a frisbee around, or just relax with a good book.

Local Eateries:
Explore the local dining scene. Hillsdale likely has some hidden gems when it comes to restaurants or cafes. Whether it's a cozy coffee shop or a family-owned restaurant, tasting the local flavors is always a good idea.

Hillsdale Shopping Center:
Check out the local shops and boutiques in the Hillsdale Shopping Center. You might discover unique items or gifts that you wouldn't find in larger commercial centers.

Hillsdale Golf Course:
If you're a golf enthusiast, spend a day at the Hillsdale Golf Course.... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA

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male ancestorJames TITUS (1804, Monroe, New York, USA - 8 August 1873, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA)
female ancestorAnn M. ACKERMAN (1831, Saddle River, New Jersey, USA - 14 April 1871, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA)
male ancestorThomas C. KENT (18 September 1840, , United States (USA) (American Colonies) - 18 October 1900, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA)
male ancestorSamuel Edward HALL (24 June 1880, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - 1942, Closter, Bergen, New Jersey, USA)
male ancestorJohn Quincy JOHNSON (25 January 1880, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - , )
male ancestorJames A Garfield PROCTOR (4 November 1880, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - 17 December 1922, Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA)
male ancestorRaymond Earl STORMS (2 July 1880, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - , )
male ancestorHenry Walter CLENDENNY (9 February 1886, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - , )
male ancestorGeorge Peter CAMPBELL (29 November 1887, Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - 25 February 1924, )

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