New Jersey (and Pennsylvania) Place Names

A table showing the changes to place names in the present state of New Jersey.

County Old Name Present Name Notes
Atlantic Absecom Beach Atlantic City
Atlantic Absecum Absecom
Atlantic Comfort Harbour Absecon Bay
Atlantic Great Cedar Creek Dennis Creek
Atlantic Hammond Town Hammonton
Atlantic Little Egg Harbour River Mullica
Atlantic Quaker Bridge Lynn
Atlantic Reed’s Bay Absecom Bay
Atlantic South Atlantic City Margate City
Atlantic Stevens Creek Estellville
Atlantic Tuckahoe Corbin City
Bergen Bendix Teterboro
Bergen Boiling Springs Rutherford
Bergen Closter Cresskill ( 19th cent.)
Bergen Delford Oradell
Bergen East Passaic Garfield
Bergen English Neighbourhood Ridgefield
Bergen Etna Emerson
Bergen Haginsack Hackensack
Bergen Hopper’s Ramapo
Bergen Mt. Clinton Englewood Cliffs
Bergen New Bridge Ridgefield
Bergen New Durham Fairview
Bergen New Prospect Waldwick
Bergen Old Bridge Paramus
Bergen Pacack Park Ridge
Bergen Pascack Riveredge
Bergen Paskack Parkridge
Bergen Schraalenburgh Dumont
Bergen Strablenburg Vermont
Bergen Undercliff Edgewater
Bergen Youghpaugh Oakland
Burlington Aetna Furnace Medford Lakes
Burlington Ayrstown Haines Port
Burlington Black Horse Columbus
Burlington Bridgeport Wading River
Burlington Bridgetown Mt. Holly
Burlington Bridlington Burlington
Burlington Brotherton Indian Mills
Burlington Dunk’s Ferry Beverly
Burlington Etna Furnace Medford Lakes
Burlington Farnsworth’s Landing Bordentown
Burlington Lamberton part of Trenton, Mercer Co.
Burlington Levittown Willingboro
Burlington Locust Grove Groveville, Mercer Co.
Burlington Nebo Medford
Burlington New Beverley Burlington
Burlington New Mills Pemberton
Burlington Nottingham Twp. Hamilton Twp., Mercer Co.
Burlington Plattsburg Sykesville
Burlington Recklesstown Chesterfield
Burlington Shelltown Ellisdale
Burlington Shinntown Midford
Burlington Shreveville Smithville
Burlington Slabtown Jacksonville
Burlington Taunton Furnace Medford Lakes
Burlington Union Works Speedwell
Burlington Westfield Cinnaminson
Burlington Woodwardsville North Crosswicks, Mercer Co.
Camden Chew’s Landing Chew’s
Camden Cooper’s Ferry Camden
Camden Cropwell Pennsauken
Camden Dentdale Burlington
Camden Gloucestertown Gloucester City
Camden Hillmanton Glendora
Camden Long-a-coming Berlin
Camden Marlboro Runnemede
Camden Mechanicsville Blenheim
Camden New Hope Runnemede
Camden Seven Causeways New Brooklyn
Camden Snow Hill Lawnside
Camden Stockton Camden
Cape May Anglesea North Wildwood
Cape May Bottle Inlet Carson’s Inlet
Cape May Cape Island Cape May
Cape May Coston’s Inlet Carson’s Inlet
Cape May Denises Inlet Townsend’s Inlet
Cape May Dyer’s Creek Dias Creek
Cape May Five-Mile Beach The Wildwoods
Cape May Middletown Cape May Court House
Cape May Peck’s Beach Ocean City
Cape May Sea Grove Cape May Point
Cape May Town Bank Cape May
Cape May Turtle Gut Inlet Wildwood Crest closed
Cape May Turtle Inlet Wildwood Crest ends
Cape May Two-Mile Beach Cold Spring Harbor
Cumberland Bowentown Bridgetown-Roadstown
Cumberland Bridgetown Bridgeton
Cumberland Cohansey Shiloh (18th cent.)
Cumberland Cohansey Bridge Bridgeton
Cumberland Cohansey twp Cumberland
Cumberland Cumberland Works Marshallville
Cumberland Fairfield Fairtown
Cumberland Nantuxet Newport
Cumberland Prince Morris River Maurice River
Cumberland Stone Creek Stow Creek
Cumberland The Bridge Bridgetown
Cumberland New England Town Fairton
Essex Betville Belleville
Essex Camptown Livingston
Essex Cedarville Cedar Grove
Essex Cheapside Livingston
Essex Compton Irvington
Essex Cranetown Montclair
Essex Doddtown East Orange
Essex Franklin West Caldwell
Essex Franklin(ville) Nutley
Essex Freemantown West Orange
Essex Jefferson Maplewood
Essex McLellan West Orange
Essex Middleville Maplewood
Essex Milford Newark
Essex Northfield West Orange
Essex Second River Belleville
Essex Speertown Montclair
Essex Spring Garden Nutley
Essex Stonehouse Plains Bloomfield
Essex Wardsesson Bloomfield
Essex Westville West Caldwell
Essex Williamstown West Orange
Gloucester Ancocas Northampton
Gloucester Arwames Gloucester
Gloucester Carpenter’s Landing Mantua
Gloucester Cropwell River Pennsauken River
Gloucester Fislerville Clayton
Gloucester Little Ease Franklinville
Gloucester New Stockholm Gloucester
Gloucester Racoon Swedesboro
Gloucester Squankum Williamstown
Hudson Barbadoes Neck Kearny
Hudson Bergen Jersey City
Hudson Bergen Neck Bayonne
Hudson Communipaw Jersey City
Hudson Hoback Hoboken
Hudson Hudson Jersey City
Hudson Pamrepau Bayonne
Hudson Paulus Hook Jersey City
Hudson Powles Hook Jersey City
Hunterdon Alexandria Frenchtown
Hunterdon Amwell Mt. Airy
Hunterdon Centre Bridge Stockton
Hunterdon Chelsea Riegelsville
Hunterdon Clarkesville Glen Gardner
Hunterdon Coryell’s Ferry Lambertville
Hunterdon Fairview Quakertown
Hunterdon Germantown Oldwick
Hunterdon Hall’s Mills West Portal
Hunterdon Hunt’s Mills Clinton
Hunterdon Jugtown West Portal
Hunterdon Junction Hampton
Hunterdon Kingwood Locktown
Hunterdon Milltown Barbertown
Hunterdon Mt. Carmel North Flemington
Hunterdon New Germantown Oldwick
Hunterdon Perryville Pattenburg
Hunterdon Prallsville Stockton
Hunterdon Sodom Glen Gardner
Hunterdon Sunburn Milford
Hunterdon Union Clinton
Hunterdon Union Pittstown
Mercer Birmingham West Trenton
Mercer Cabbagetown Allentown-Clarksburg
Mercer Chambersburg Trenton
Mercer Clarkesville Windsor
Mercer Columbia Hopewell
Mercer Cross Keys Ewingville
Mercer Derwent River Assinpink River
Mercer Falls of the Delaware Trenton
Mercer Herbertown Harbourton
Mercer Hungry Hill Robbinsville
Mercer Jugtown Queenston
Mercer Lamberton Trenton
Mercer Lower Falls of Delaware Trenton
Mercer Maidenhead Lawrenceville
Mercer McConkey’s Ferry Washington Crossing
Mercer Milford Etra
Mercer Mill Hill Trenton
Mercer Newtown Robbinsville
Mercer Nottingham Square Hamilton Square
Mercer Penny Town Pennington
Mercer Poverty Hill Robbinsville
Mercer Princes Town Princeton
Mercer Queenstown Pennington
Mercer Sand Hills Yardville
Mercer Sandtown Mercerville
Mercer Scrabbletown Milford
Mercer Stoutsville Blawenburg
Mercer The Falls Trenton
Mercer Trent’s Town Trenton
Middlesex Ambo Point Perth Amboy
Middlesex Brooklyn South Plainfield
Middlesex Brunswick New Brunswick
Middlesex Buckalew’s Bogs Jamesburg
Middlesex Inian’s Ferry New Brunswick
Middlesex Matouchin Metuchen
Middlesex New Brooklyn South Plainfield
Middlesex Perth Town Perth Amboy
Middlesex Quibbletown New Market
Middlesex Raritan Landing South Middlesex
Middlesex Red Tavern Applegarth
Middlesex Roosevelt Carteret (20th cent)
Middlesex Samptown South Plainfield
Middlesex Spring Garden Applegarth
Middlesex Squabbletown New Market
Middlesex Washington South River
Monmouth Amelystown Imlaystown
Monmouth Baptisttown Holmdel
Monmouth Barrentown Marlboro
Monmouth Bennet Town Oakhurst
Monmouth Blue Ball Adelphia
Monmouth Branchburg Mechanicsville
Monmouth Brown’s Point Keyport
Monmouth Bucktown Marborough
Monmouth Cabbagetown New Canton
Monmouth Cat-tail New Sharon
Monmouth Chanceville New Monmouth
Monmouth Clamtown Tuckerton
Monmouth Cole’s Neck Colts Neck
Monmouth Comfort Point Keansburg Beach
Monmouth Crab Town Manasquan
Monmouth Danglerville Wayside
Monmouth Elytown Clarksburg
Monmouth Fish Landing Peggy’s Point
Monmouth Fletcher Lake Goose Pond
Monmouth Fresh Pond Spring Lake
Monmouth Georgia Ardena
Monmouth Granville Keansburg
Monmouth Green Grove Jerseyville
Monmouth High Point Chapel Hill
Monmouth Hopeville/Chapel Glendola
Monmouth Howell’s Furnace Allaire State Park
Monmouth Jersey Homesteads Roosevelt
Monmouth Key East Avon-by-the-Sea
Monmouth Leedsville Lincroft
Monmouth Little Africa Woodville
Monmouth Long Pond Wesley Lake
Monmouth Lower Turkey Fairfield
Monmouth Marsh’s Bog Farmingdale
Monmouth Matawan Township Aberdeen Township
Monmouth Middletown Point Matawan
Monmouth Monmouth Court House Freehold
Monmouth Mounts Corners West Freehold
Monmouth Mt. Pleasant Matawan
Monmouth Mudtown Belmar
Monmouth Nevisink River Northeast Corner
Monmouth New Aberdeen Matawan
Monmouth New Bargaintown West Farms
Monmouth Ocean Beach Belmar
Monmouth Ocean Park Bradley Beach
Monmouth Parkerville Little Silver
Monmouth Passage Point Black Point
Monmouth Riceville Navesink
Monmouth Sandlot Bushkill
Monmouth Sandy New Leedsville
Monmouth Scott’s Corners Morrisville
Monmouth Sharon New Sharon
Monmouth Shoal Harbor Port Monmouth
Monmouth Squan Manasquan
Monmouth Tintern Falls Tinton Falls
Monmouth Tinton Colts Neck – Eatontown
Monmouth Villa Park Spring Lake Heights
Monmouth Waycake Raritan
Monmouth Willow Tree Clarksburg
Morgan Cooks Mills Milltown
Morris Afton Florham Park
Morris Black River (town) Long Valley
Morris Bottle Hill Madison
Morris Broomtown Florham Park
Morris Columbia Florham Park
Morris Franklin Denville
Morris German Valley Long Valley
Morris John Day’s Bridge Chatham
Morris Kutfayawung Pont Budd Lake
Morris Littletown Littleton
Morris New Hanover Morristown
Morris Percypeny Lake Hiawatha
Morris Pompton Riverdale
Morris Port Oram Wharton
Morris South Hanover Madison
Morris Springtown Schooley’s Mountain
Morris Waterstreet Brookside
Morris West Hanover Morristown
Ocean Bricksburg Lakewood
Ocean Burrsville Laurelton
Ocean Butcher’s Forge Laurelton
Ocean Cedar Creek Lanoka
Ocean Clamtown Tuckerton
Ocean Cranberry Inlet closed at Seaside
Ocean Culver Surf City
Ocean Downsville Cassville
Ocean Goose Creek Toms River
Ocean Goshen Cassville
Ocean Little Egg Harbour Tuckerton
Ocean Long Beach City Surf City
Ocean Ludlam’s Beach Strathmere, Sea Isle City
Ocean Manahocking Manahawkin
Ocean Manchester Furnace Lakehurst
Ocean Mansion of Health Surf City
Ocean Middle-of-the-Shore Tuckerton
Ocean New Inlet closed at Seaside
Ocean Potter’s Creek Bayville
Ocean Timmon’s Mill New Egypt
Passaic Acquackanonk Landing Passaic
Passaic Charlottenburg Newfoundland
Passaic Clinton Macopin
Passaic Goffle Hawthorne
Passaic Makepin Pond Echo Lake
Passaic New Manchester Paterson
Passaic Ryerson’s Pompton Lakes
Passaic Schuylers Haskell-Wanaque
Passaic Weasel Clifton
Salem Allowaystown Alloway
Salem Aloe’s Creek Alloway’s Creek
Salem Fisher’s Point Finn’s Point
Salem Freasburg Friesburg
Salem Helsingburg Elsinboro
Salem Logtown Hamerville
Salem Penn’s Neck Churchtown
Salem Soulltown Auburn
Somerset Black Wells Millstone-Griggstown
Somerset Bloomington South Bound Brook
Somerset Estering Precinct Franklin Twp
Somerset Flagtown Woods Tavern
Somerset Kingstown (King’s Town) Kingston
Somerset Koughstown Clover Hill
Somerset Northern Precinct Bernards twp
Somerset Raritan Somerville (18th cent)
Somerset Six Mile Run Franklin Park
Somerset Somerset Court House Millstone
Somerset Vealtown Bernardsville
Somerset Western Precinct Montgomery twp
Somerset Weston Raritan
Sussex Andover Forge Netcong
Sussex Broadway Beemerville
Sussex Brooklyn Hopatcong
Sussex Coursenville Newton-Fredon
Sussex Deckertown Sussex
Sussex Drowned Lands Wallkill River marsh
Sussex Franklin Furnace Franklin
Sussex Graditude Yellow Frame
Sussex Halls Pond Lake Lenape
Sussex Lower Beemerville Plumbstock
Sussex Minisink Montague
Sussex Nevisink River northwest corner
Sussex New Town Newton
Sussex Pimple Town Franklin area
Sussex Sandiston Normanock
Sussex Snuffletown Franklin area
Sussex Snufftown Franklin area
Union Bridgetown Rahway
Union Connecticut Farms Union
Union Elizabethtown Elizabeth
Union Leesville Rahway
Union Lyons Farms Hillside
Union Turkey (Hill) New Providence
Union Wheatsheat Linden
Warren Centreville Mt. Hermon
Warren Cumminsville Vienna
Warren Danville Great Meadows
Warren Davison Roxbury
Warren Dutotsburg Delaware Water Gap
Warren Gravel Hill Blairstown
Warren Halketstown Hackettstown
Warren Helm’s Mills Hackettstown
Warren Hughes Warren Glen
Warren Knowlton Delaware
Warren Lawrenceville Blairstown
Warren Log Gaol Johsonburg
Warren Mansfield Washington
Warren Sodom Hainesburg
Warren Tachackanetaunk Creek Paulins Kill
* NY Carpenter’s Point South Port Jervis
* NY Deer Park South Port Jervis
* NY Mahacamack Port Jervis
* PA Black Eddy Bucks county
* PA Mt. Bethel Northampton county
* PA Smithfield Monroe County

Maps of New Jersey and Pennsylvania can be found in the books:

New Jersey Road Maps of the Eighteenth Century
and:
The Atlas of Pennsylvania
and:
Pennsylvania: Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

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