Hackensack Township, New Jersey
Hackensack Township was a township that was formed in 1693 within Bergen County, New Jersey. The township was created by the New Jersey Legislature as one of the first group of townships in New Jersey. Bergen County, which had been created in 1682, was thus split into two parts: Hackensack Township to the north, and Bergen Township to the south.
As originally constituted, the township included portions of present day Bergen County between the Hudson River on the east, the Hackensack River to the west, northward to the boundary with New York and south to the border with current Hudson County.
In 1775, Harrington Township was formed by royal charter from the northern portions of both New Barbadoes Township and Hackensack Township.
On March 22, 1871, Hackensack Township was subdivided into three new townships, each stretching from the Hudson River on the east to the Hackensack River in the west:
- The northernmost portion was Palisades Township;
- The center strip was Englewood Township; and,
- The southernmost portion became Ridgefield Township.
With the creation of these three new townships, Hackensack Township was dissolved that same day, March 22, 1871.
- Francis A. Walker, Superintendent of Census (1872). "Ninth Census Volume I. The Statistics of the Population of the United States; Table III. Population of Civil Divisions Less Than Counties" (ZIP). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
- "History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1630-1923;" by "Westervelt, Frances A. (Frances Augusta), 1858-1942."
- "Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties)" prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958.
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