Ridgefield, New Jersey

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Ridgefield is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 10,830.

Ridgefield was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 26, 1892, from portions of Ridgefield Township.[7]

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Geography

Ridgefield is located at 40°49′57″N 74°00′18″W / 40.832590°N 74.004960°W / 40.832590; -74.004960 (40.832590, -74.004960).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.4 km2), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (9.06%) is water.

Ridgefield is unofficially divided into three sections because of the geographical contour of the land. The first section is known as Ridgefield, and lies partly in the valley on both the east and west sides and partly on the first hill. The second section is known as Morsemere, and is located in the northern part of the Borough. The third section is Ridgefield Heights, on the second hill at the extreme eastern part of the Borough, running north and south.

Morsemere was named by a real estate development company in honor of Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph and the Morse code. During the middle of the 19th century, Mr. Morse owned vast tracts of land in the Ridgefield section of the Borough.

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