Preakness, New Jersey
|Preakness, New Jersey|
|Elevation||213 ft (65 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||0879476|
The colt Preakness, for whom the Preakness Stakes Thoroughbred horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland is named, was owned by Milton H. Sanford's Preakness Stables located at the corner of Valley Road and Preakness Avenue.
The name itself was said to have come from the Native American name Pra-qua-les for "Quail Woods" in the area. An alternative translation derives the name from per-ukunees, which is thought to mean "young buck".
- "Preakness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- Origin of the "Preakness" Archived 2015-05-02 at the Wayback Machine., preakness-stakes.info. Accessed May 17, 2009.
- Nelson, William. The Indians of New Jersey: Their Origin and Development; Manners and Customs; Language, Religion, and Government, p. 127. The Press Printing and Publishing Company, Paterson, NJ, 1894. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed November 14, 2015.
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