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The Origin of New Jersey Place Names

Edited by GET NJ
Copyright 2002

This publication was compiled by workers of the Federal Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of New Jersey, and was sponsored by the New Jersey State Library Commission.

Place Classification County Derivation
Baltusrol U UnBaltus Roll, farmer murdered in 1831
Bamber U,L Oc Landowner
Bargaintown U At Bargain sale of lots
Barley Sheaf U Ht Early grain growing
Barnegat C,By Oc Du "breakers' inlet" or "gate at end of barrens"
Barnsboro U Gl John Barnes, settler
Basking Ridge U So Wild animals basking on ridge
Bass Tp,R Bu Jeremiah Basse, Gov. 1698-9
Batsto U,R Bu "Bath place" (Cr)
Bay Head B Oc Location, head of Barnegat Bay
Bayonne C HuBayonne, France
Beach Glen U Mr Benjamin Beach, ironmaster
Beachwood B Oc Location
Beacon Hill U Mo Signal station in Revolution
Bear Tavern U Me Colonial tavern
Bedminster Tp So Bedminster, England
Belcoville U At Bethlehem Co. (abbr.)
Belleplain SF CM Fr., "beautiful" and plain
Belleville T Es Fr., "beautiful city"
Belmar; (S) B Mo It., "beautiful sea"
Bell Mawr B Ca Ernest C. Bell, horse breeder
Belvidere T Wa It., "beautiful to see"
Bendix B Be Bendix Aviation Co.
Bennett's Neck U Oc Apprentice on Capt. Kidd's ship
BERGEN; (N) Co,Tp Hu Bergen-op-Zoom, Holland or Bergen, Norway
Bergenfield B Be Bergen County
Berkeley Tp Oc Lord John Berkeley, Proprietor
Berkeley Heights U Un Lord John Berkeley, Proprietor
Berkshire Valley U Mr Berkshire Valley, New England
Berlin B,Tp Ca Berlin, Germany
Bernards Tp So Francis Bernard, Gov. 1758-60
Bernardsville B So Francis Bernard, Gov. 1758-60
Berry's Cr Be Capt. John Berry, landowner
Bethlehem Tp Ht Birthplace of Christ
Bevans U Su Evan Bevans, settler-landowner
Beverly C Bu Beverly, England
Big Timber Cr Ca Heavy timber in region
Birmingham U Bu Birmingham, England
Bivalve U Cu Oyster industry
Black Br So Black family
Black Horse U Mi Colonial tavern
Blackwood U Ca John Blackwocd, builder of church
Blairstown Tp Wa John I. Blair, financier
Blenheim U Ca Blenheim, Germany
Bloomfield T Es Joseph Bloomfield, Gov. 1803-12
Bloomingdale B Pa Description of locale
Blue Anchor U Ca Colonial inn
Blue Bell U Gl Tavern
Blue Br Un Source in Blue Hills, colonists' name for Watchungs
Bogota B Be Bogart family, early settlers
Bonhamton U Mi Nicholas Bonham, settler
Boonton T,Tp Mr Thomas Boone, Gov. 1760-1
Bordentown C,Tp Bu Joseph Borden, founder
Bound Brook; (S) B,S So,Mi Boundary in Indian deed
Bound Cr Es Boundary between Newark and Elizabeth
Bradvelt U Mo Du., "broad field"
Bradley Beach B Mo James A. Bradley, founder
Brainards U Wa David and John Brainard, missionaries to Indians
Branchburg Tp So Juncture of branches of Raritan R.
Branchville B Be Main branch of Paulins Kill
Brass Castle U Wa Jacob Brass, settler
Brick Tp Oc Joseph W. Brick, resident
Bricksboro U Cu Joshua Brick, developer
Bridgeport U Gl Lower Raccoon Bridge
Bridgeton C Cu Bridge over Cohansey River
Bridgewater Tp So Bridgewater, England
Brielle U Mo Conunune in Holland
Brigantine C At Brigantine wrecked about 1710
Brighton U Su Brighton, England
Brooklawn B Ca Its setting
Brotmanville U Sa Leader of Jewish settlers
Buckwood Park G Wa Presence of deer
Budd L Mr John Budd, landowner
Buena Vista Tp At Battle of Buena Vista, Mexican War
BURLINGTON Co,C,Tp Bu Corruption of Bridlington, England
Burnt Tavern U Mo Tavern
Bustleton U Bu Bustill family
Butler B Mr Early landowner
Butterfly Bg Oc Swamp, butterfly shape
Byram Tp Su Byram family

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