Old Tappan, New Jersey

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Old Tappan (pronounced Old tuh-PAN) is a Borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 5,482.

Old Tappan was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on October 18, 1894, from portions of Harrington Township, at the height of the Boroughitis phenomenon sweeping through Bergen County, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier.[7] On April 23, 1896, additional territory was annexed from Harrington Township.



Old Tappan is located at 41°00′41″N 73°59′01″W / 41.011342°N 73.983546°W / 41.011342; -73.983546 (41.011342, -73.983546).[8] One of only four confluence points in New Jersey, the 41°N 74°W crossing, is in Old Tappan on watershed property owned by United Water (see link below).

Old Tappan is bordered to the north by the town of Tappan in Orangetown, New York. Lake Tappan and the Hackensack River are on the western side of the town, bordering River Vale. Harrington Park is to the south and Northvale and Norwood are to the east.

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