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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
Tabernacle Tp Bu Tabernacle built for David and John Brainerd, Indian missionaries`
Tammany M Wa Chief Tamenend
Tansboro U Gl A tannery
Tar Kiln Branch  Cu Pine tar kilns
TauntonLn Bu Taunton, Mass.
Tavistock B Ca English estate of John Gill, settler
Taylortown U Mr Pres. Zachary Taylor
Teaneck Tp Be Du., "on a neck" of land
Telegraph H Mo Semaphore line, N. Y. to Phila.
Tenafly B Be Du., "on a meadow" or "garden meadow"
Ten Mile Run U,S So Distance from New Brunswick
Thorofare U Gl Intersection of several roads
Three Bridges U Ht Three former bridges over Raritan
Three Tuns U Bu Tavern
Timbuctoo U Bu Timbuctoo, Africa
Tinton Falls U Mo Tintern Manor of Col. Lewis Morris
Toms River; (S) U,B Oc Capt. William Tom, explorer
Torn U Mr Du., toren, "tower"
Totowa B Pa "It is between" (Br) (river and mountain)
Towaco U,M Mr Sub-tribe, Towakan
Town Bank U CM Sand bank
Tranquillity U Su Early church
Trenton C Me William Trent, landowner
Tuckahoe U,R CM Tawho-tuckah, "turnip" (Br)
Tuckerton B Oc Ebenezer Tucker, resident
Tulpehocken Cr Bu Tulpewe, "turtle" and auken, "land" (Br)
Turpentine U Bu Colonial turpentine industry

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