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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
Dayton U Mi William Dayton, U. S. Sen. 1842-51
Deal B Mo Deal, England
Deepavaal Br Es Du., diep val, "deep fall"
Deerfield; (Up) Tp Cu Deerfield, Mass.
DeKaya U Su Col. Thomas DeKay, landowner
Delanco Tp Bu Location on Delaware River and Rancocas Creek
Delaware Tp,L,R Ca,Ht,Wa,Su,Cu Thomas West, Lord DeLaWarr, Gov. of Va. in 1610
Demarest B Be Demarest family
Denmark U Mr Denmark
Denville Tp Mr Daniel Denton, landowner
Deptford; (W) Tp Gl Deptford, England
Dingman's Ferry U Su David, W. Dingman, ferryman
Divident H Es Boundary agreement by Newark and Elizabeth settlers
Dividing Creek U Cu Branches of creek
Dock Watch Hollow  So Prob. corrupt. of William Dockwra, landowner `
Dolbows Landing  Sa Dalbo family, Swedish settlers
Dorchester U Cu Dorchester, England
Double Trouble U Oc Two simultaneous breaks in dam
Dover T Mr Dover, N. H.
Dover Tp Oc Dover, England
Dragston U Cu Ragtown, former locality
Dreahook U Ht Du., "three corners" or "hooks"
Dumont B Be Dumont Clarke, first mayor
Dunbarton U Ca Prob. Dunbar. Scotland
Dundee Cn Pa Dundee, Scotland
Dunellen B Mi Jersey Central RR station
Dunkers P Pa Dunkards (German Baptists)
Dutch Neck U Me Dutch settlers from Long Island
Dutchtown U So Dutch settlers
Dwars Kill Br Be Du., "transverse or cross brook"

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