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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
Fairfield Tp Cu Fairfield, Conn.
Fairfield U Es Rich bottom land
Fair Haven B Mo Remark of ship captain
Fair Lawn B Be Ackerson estate
Fairview B Be View across Hackensack valley
Fanwood B Un Fannie Wood, author
Farmingdale B Mo Center of farming district
Federal City U Me Proposal to locate Federal Capital here
Fenwick U Sa John Fenwick, settler
Fieldsboro B Bu Field family
Fillmore U Mo Pres. Millard Fillmore
Finns Point U Sa Finnish settlers
Flemington B Ht Samuel Fleming, settler
Fletcher L Mo Rev. John Fletcher, early Methodist
Florence Tp Bu Florence, Italy
Folsom B At Franca Folsom, wife of Pres. Grover Cleveland
Fort Elfaborg U Sa Fort Elfeborg, Sweden
Fort Lee B Be Revolutionary fort, for Maj. Gen. Charles Lee
Four Mills U Bu Tavern
Foul Rift U Wa Hazardous rapids in Delaware River
Franklin Tp,B Gl So, Wa,Su Benjamin Franklin
Franklin Lakes B Be William Franklin. son of Benjamin and last Royal Gov. of N. J.
Fredon Tp Su Freedom of the Negro
Frelinghuysen Tp Wa Theodore Frelinghuysen, U. S. Sen. 1829-35
Frenchtown B Ht Fugitive from French Revolution
Friendship U Bu Society of Friends, or Quakers
Friesburg U Sa Jacob Fries, donor of church site

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