The Essex-Newark Boundary (New Jersey)
by Edward S. Rankin | NJHS 1928 | 3pp | PDF 96K | $2.00 | D6
In 1682 Essex County, New Jersey, comprised all of the present Essex, Union, and Passaic, with parts of Hudson, Bergen, Somerset, Morris and Sussex Counties, as well as the southern portions of Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties in New York. The County Act of 1710 set forth more definitely the then nine counties of New Jersey. Early records show that the original extent of Newark reached not just to the Watchung Mountains, but entirely across the state from the Passaic to the Delaware.