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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
Oakland B Be White oak trees
OCEAN Co, Tp, C Oc, CM Location on Atlantic
Ocean Gate B Oc Location on Atlantic
Ocean Grove B Mo Location on Atlantic
Ockanickon U Bu Chief
Ogdensburg B Su Robert Ogden, distiller and mine owner
Old Halfway U Bu Colonial tavern
Oldman's Tp Sa Corr. of Alderman's
Old Tappan B Be Sub-tribe, Tappans
Oldwick U Ht Anglo-Saxon, "old town"
Ong's Hat U Bu Tavern keeper who painted a hat on his sign, or Ong's slighting a young woman, who flung his hat into a tree
Oradell B Be Lat., ora, "edge" and dell
Orange; (E) (S) (W) C,V,T Es King William III, Prince of Orange
Oranoaken Cr Cu Ocque, "boundary" (B) and nocha, "my father" (A)
Othello U Cu Shakespeare's play
Oxford Tp Wa John Axford, settler

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