Whippany, New Jersey
|Whippany, New Jersey|
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Whippany is an unincorporated community located within Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Whippany's name is derived from the Whippanong Native Americans, a tribe that once inhabited the area. Whippanong meant "place of the willows", named for the trees growing along the banks of the Whippany River.
The earliest European settlers to live along the Whippany River can be traced back to 1685. The Whippany River was an integral part of life in the area; it provided the water power for the various mills which operated in the town.
- Whippany Park High School, public high school
- Our Lady of Mercy Academy, a Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson
- Memorial Junior School, public middle school
- Salem Drive School, public elementary school
- Bee Meadow School, public elementary school
- J. E. Ashworth & Sons operated a woolen blanket mill
- The Whippany Railway Museum, located in the central area
- Bayer HealthCare
- Communication Techniques, Inc. (CTI), a wholly own subsidiarity of Herley Industries
- The New Jersey Jewish News, a weekly newspaper published by United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey
- CAE Inc. provides flight simulation and crew training services to the Business Aviation community
- Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Whippany include:
- Adlan Amagov (born 1986), Strikeforce fighter.
- Sal Canzonieri, guitarist and founding member of the band Electric Frankenstein.
- Dan Frischman (born 1959), character actor, noted for his many roles of playing socially inept "geeks" and "nerds"
- Dan Miller (born 1981), UFC fighter.
- Brian Saxton (born 1972), tight end who played for the New York Giants.
- Linda Tripp (born 1949), former U.S. civil servant who figured in the Monica Lewinsky scandal involving U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- "Whippany". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
- Cheslow, Jerry. "If You're Thinking of Living In /Whippany, N.J.; Where Houses Are In High Demand", The New York Times, August 8, 1999. Accessed May 19, 2012.
- Hepler, Steven P.; Krygoski, Robert F. (1998). Hanover Township: Whippany and Cedar Knolls. Mount Pleasant: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0752409764.
- *Morris County, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson Catholic Schools Office. Accessed July 26, 2008.
- "James E. Ashworth". Times Herald-Record. 1910.
... came to United States as a young man. Manufactured horse blankets in Vermont. Came to this place (Westbrookville, New York) had a heavy loss due to fire. After the fire he went to Whippany, New Jersey. Later he returned to this place, engaged in the saw mill business and later rebuilt the mill and conducted a large blanket manufacturing business.
- "Herley CTI". Retrieved June 15, 2010.
- "Herley Industries, Inc. Acquires Communication Techniques, Inc. (CTI), a Subsidiary of Dover Technologies, Inc.". Herley News. March 29, 2004. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
- Benson, John. "Electric Frankenstein delivers a jolt", Youngstown Vindicator, June 17, 2010. Accessed May 19, 2012. ""We're a real meat-and- potatoes rock 'n' roll band that doesn't waste people's time," said guitarist Sal Canzonieri, calling from Whippany, N.J."
- Johnson, Janis. "Playing a Nerd is Too Easy", The Miami Herald, February 16, 1987. Accessed December 11, 2007. "But is the 23-year-old Whippany, N.J., native, character actor and stand-up comedian a nerd."
- Berman, Marc. "The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) coming to Revel", NJ.com, April 16, 2012. Accessed July 18, 2012. "New Jersey is very well represented by UFC stars Dan Miller (Whippany), Nick Catone (Englewood), and Rich Attonito (Elizabeth)."
- Meisel, Barry. "A Giant Gamble Bc's Saxton Replaces Injured Pierce", Daily News (New York), November 11, 1996. Accessed May 19, 2012. "People wanted to talk to Brian Saxton throughout the practice week, and not only because he's a Boston College football alumnus. The 24-year-old native of Whippany, N.J., who spent the entire season sitting behind Aaron Pierce on the depth chart at H-back was prepared to fill in a week earlier vs. Arizona, when Pierce suffered a sprained knee on the third play of the Giants' 16-8 win."
- Sciolino, Elaine; and Van Natta Jr., Don. "TESTING OF A PRESIDENT: THE CONFIDANT; Linda Tripp, Elusive Keeper Of Secrets, Mainly Her Own", The New York Times, March 15, 1998. Accessed April 28, 2017. "Linda Tripp was born Linda Carotenuto into a middle-class life in Whippany, N.J."