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Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - 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, 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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