Wayne Township

Wayne Township (HM16PO)

Location: Wayne, NJ 07470 Passaic County
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N 40° 55.7', W 74° 13.88'

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1847 ? ? ? ? ? 1997

Indian peoples inhabited this land from about 10,500 B.C. up to the early historic period. At the time of the European Settlement, they were referred to as the Munsee Delawares.

In 1694 Arent Schuyler, on a fact finding mission to the Indians in the Upper Delaware Valley, passed through and admired the beauty of the Pompton River Valley area.

In 1695 a syndicate of eight, including Schuyler, purchased the Indian rights to this valley from the natives and the land rights from the East Jersey Company.

First a part of Essex County, Wayne was made part of Saddle River Township, Bergen County, in 1710. Following the formation of Passaic County in 1837, Wayne was made part of Manchester Township. In 1847 the New Jersey Legislature divided Manchester, and Wayne Township was created. The Township was named after General Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War hero from Pennsylvania.

The elected members of the first Township Committee in 1847 were Chairman William S. Hogencamp, Garret Berdan, William W. Colfax, John M. Demarest and George Ryerson.
HM NumberHM16PO
Placed ByWayne Township Sesquicentennial Committee
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 564716 N 4531085
Decimal Degrees40.92833333, -74.23133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 55.7', W 74° 13.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 55' 42.00" N, 74° 13' 52.80" W
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Area Code(s)201, 973, 862
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 475 Valley Rd, Wayne NJ 07470, US
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