Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 15 New Jersey Town Names

The meanings of some New Jersey town names are quite obvious. Ocean City, for example, is so named for its location along the Atlantic Ocean. Other town names have more complex origins. Some were named for local heroes or businesses, while others reflect unique landmarks. The following are some of my favorite local neighborhood name stories, be sure to add yours in the comments!

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What other towns do you know of with interesting histories and names? Are there any towns you would like to know the meaning of? Let me know in the comments.