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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
Galilee U Mo Biblical city
Gallows H Un Hanging of murderer of Rev. James Caldwell, "fighting parson" of Revolution
Garfield C Be Pres. James A. Garfield
Garret M Pa Garret Society
Genesis By CM First book of the Bible
Georgia U Mo King George III, donor of school land
Gladstone Br,B So W. E. Gladstone, English Prime Minister
Glassboro B Gl Early glass industry
Glen Gardner B Ht Gardner brothers, chair manufacturers
Glen Ridge B Es Ridge in glen formed by Toney's Brook
Glen Rock B Be Large glacial boulder
GLOUCESTER Co,C,Tp,L Ca,At Gloucester, England
Goffle Br Pa Du., "fork" in Indian trail
Good Intent U Gl,Ca Good Intent Woolen Factory
Goose Island Flats  Sa Wild geese
Goshen U CM Biblical "Land of Goshen"
Gouldtown U Cu Colonial Negro settler
Grandin U Ht Huguenot settler
Grantwood U Be Pres. Ulysses S. Grant
Great Cedar Swamp   CM Buried cedars
Great Meadows U Wa Large stretch of marshy, fertile land
Great Notch U Pa Opening in Watchung Mountains
Great Piece Meadows  Es Size of tract
Green Tp Su Ephraim Green, settler
Green Brook Tp,Br So Color of water
Green Village U Mr Dr. Ashbel Green, pres. of Princeton
Greenwich; (E) Tp Cu,Gl,Wa Greenwich, England
Greenwood L Pa Wooded shores
Grenloch U Ca Sc., "green lake"
Griggstown U So Griggs family
Guttenberg T Hu Ger., "good village"

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