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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
East Amwell (W) Tp Ht Amwell district, England
East Windsor; (W), Tp Me Windsor, England
Eatontown B Mo Thomas Eaton, settler
Ebenezer U Wa Methodist church
Echo L So Indian echo legend
Edgewater B Be Location along Hudson River
Edgewater Park Tp Bu Location along Delaware River
Edinburgh U Me Edinburgh, Scotland
Edison U Su Thomas Alva Edison
Egg Harbor; (Little), (Great) C,Tp,By At Gull's eggs
Elberon U Mo Lewis Brown, developer
Elizabeth C Un Wife of Sir George, Carteret; Proprietor
Ellisdale U Bu,Mo Francis Ellis, settler
Elk Tp Gl Former hunting place for elk
Elmer B Sa L. Q. C. Elmer, N. J. Supreme Court
Elsinboro Tp Sa Fort Elfsborg, Sweden
Emerson B Be Ralph Waldo Emerson, author
Endless Branch S Sa Source of stream lost in swamp
Englewood C Be Coined name
Englewood Cliffs B Be Position atop Palisades
Englishtown B Mo James English, landowner
Erskine Pa L Robert Erskine, Ringwood ironmaster
Espanong U Mr Espan, "raccoon" (A) and onk, "place" (B)
ESSEX Co  Essex, England
Essex Fells B Es Essex Co. and John Fells
Estell Manor C At Estelle family estate
Evesboro U Bu Eaves family
Evesham Tp Bu Evesham, England
Ewing Tp Me Charles Ewing, N. J. chief justice

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