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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
Yantacaw (Third River) U Es Y'un, "here," tachan, "wood" (A) and qua (wequa), "boundary" (B)
Yardville U Me John Yard, first postmaster
Yawp Shore U Cu Custom of sailors shouting to shore
Yellow Frame U Wa Church
Yorketown U Sa Thomas Jones Yorke, pres. West Jersey RR

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