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Best Town Name in New Jersey?

September 1, 2010

New Jersey is legally comprised of 566 municipalities, but culturally it is made up of untold hundreds of localities with which residents often more closely identify. The names of many of these places are rooted in New Jersey’s rich Lenni-Lenape Native American heritage or some natural or man-made feature in the community, but whatever their provenance, these locality names tell a part of New Jersey’s story that you won’t get from looking at the list of its official 566 incorporated municipalities. New Jersey Future has taken a lighthearted, unscientific poll of staff and friends to come up with a list of our 10 favorite New Jersey place names, but we’d like to hear from our readers as well.  Please take a moment to vote for one of our top 10 or leave your own favorite in the comments.

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  1. September 2, 2010 6:00 pm

    You forgot to include “Gigantic City” in Estell Manor. Spooky place! I’ve never, ever been scared riding my bike, in New Jersey in the middle of broad daylight before. I swear I heard “Dueling Banjos” at one point!

    Check it out via Google Maps:

    Oh and those roads, like Strand Ave do not go through which I found out the hard way, only adding to the spookyness!

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