Attractions September 23, 2015
These 10 Towns In New Jersey Have The Strangest Names You’ll Ever See
New Jersey has some strange town names that, while normal for us, may seem silly to outsiders. Many of the names have interesting history, or are related to Native American words.
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This town has two hyphens simply to make it more unique. Residents voted on the punctuation and are proud to be one-of-a-kind!
They've BUILT a lovely town here in BRICK!!!
3. Egg Harbor
You won't find tea in this harbor, but you might find eggs? Actually, Egg Harbor got its name from Dutch explorer Cornelius Jacobsen Mey. In 1614, Mey came upon the inlet to the Great Egg Harbor River. The meadows were so covered with shorebird and waterfowl eggs that he called it "Eieren Haven" (Egg Harbor).
The origin and meaning of the name "Teaneck" is unknown, but experts agree Teaneck is probably Indian in origin, and may mean "place where there are woods".
Not far from Brick, Wall was named for Garret D. Wall, a lawyer and general.
CINNAMIN is nearly as sweet as cinnamon!
7. Little Ferry
Little Ferry was named after a little ferry that ran across the Hackensack River. The ferry played an important role in the Revolution and was used by Washington's troops.
This town is actually quite charming, yet it ends up the BUTT of many jokes.
This New Jersey town is out of this world!
Shamong always sounded silly to me, but it's one of the nicest places to live in the state, according to New Jersey Monthly.
We also have Commercial Township, but it really wants to get into movies, and Hi-Nella, where residents never want to say goodbye. What other strange or silly town names can you think of?