Croxton, Jersey City

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Truck and auto entrance to Croxton Yard on County Road
Croxton lies west of the Marion Running Track.

Croxton is a section of Jersey City, New Jersey roughly bounded by Secaucus at Penhorn Creek (named for the 17th century American colonial judge and President of the New Jersey Provincial Council and Commander-in-Chief of New Jersey, William Pinhorne [1][2]), The Riverbend of the Hackensack River and the Hudson Generating Station and the Marion Section to the south and Truck 1-9 and Western Slope to the east. Nearby North Bergen Yard and Croxton Yard are parts of the North Jersey Shared Assets Area in the Hackensack Meadowlands. The Yard is officially known as the North Jersey Intermodal Terminal.[3]

The area is informally named Croxton after Croxton Yard on the Norfolk Southern Freight Line.[4][5] Much of the area is filled with New Jersey Transit commuter lines and freight lines. There are no passenger stations although Secaucus Junction is nearby. The area is home to the Metropolitan Bulk Mail Facility for New York and New Jersey. The only major road crossing the district is County Road, which connects Jersey City Heights with Secaucus. In 2005, the New Jersey Turnpike opened Exit 15X to allow access to the newly built Secaucus Junction train station, the access road to which acts like a huge U-turn, and dominates the landscape.[6]

The name Croxton was given to the railroad yard after Philip Croxton, the traffic manager for Lorillard Tobacco Company.[7] which had been located at 111 First Street in Downtown Jersey City.[8]

New Jersey Transit bus route #2 travels along County Avenue from Secaucus Junction to Journal Square.[9]


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  1. ^ "William Pinhorne: Judge of the New York Supreme Court of Judicature, 1691-1698", New York Courts
  2. ^ Dunlap, William, History of the New Netherlands, province of New York, and state of New York, to the adoption of the federal Constitution, New York : Carter & Thorp, 1839. Cf, p.215
  3. ^ "ExpressRail System : Regional Intermodal Rail Facilities :Croxton Yard Operator (North Jersey Intermodal Terminal)", (archived 2010)
  4. ^ "NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY v. INTERMODAL PROPERTIES", Superior Court of New Jersey,Appellate Division. February 9, 2012
  5. ^ "Profile: Croxton, NJ yard", Norfolk Southern info from website.
  6. ^ "Enter Exit 15", The Record (Bergen County), November 30, 2005. "Exit 15X, the new $250 million Secaucus interchange on the New Jersey Turnpike, will open to motorists Thursday night."
  7. ^ Books, books everywhere!, accessed July 26, 2006
  8. ^ P. Lorillard Tobacco Company, accessed July 26, 2006.
  9. ^ NJT bus 2 schedule

Coordinates: 40°45′6″N 74°3′45″W / 40.75167°N 74.06250°W / 40.75167; -74.06250