Waldwick, New Jersey

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Waldwick is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 9,622.

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Geography

Waldwick is located at 41°00′47″N 74°07′20″W / 41.013109°N 74.122311°W / 41.013109; -74.122311 (41.013109, -74.122311).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) of it is land and 0.48% is water.

Waldwick is surrounded by the boroughs of Allendale, Saddle River, Midland Park, and Ho-Ho-Kus, by the village of Ridgewood and by the township of Wyckoff.

History

Inhabited since pre-Columbian times by the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe, the region surrounding Waldwick was first explored by Europeans when a Dutch trading expedition landed near there c. 1610. With the creation of the Nieuw Amsterdam colony in 1624, the present site of the borough, along with the rest of northeastern New Jersey, became a Dutch possession. During the period from 1624-1664 it was sparsely developed by Dutch settlers, mainly for agricultural purposes. With the annexation of Nieuw Amsterdam by the English in 1664 came a nearly instant increase in immigration to the region and the development of several settlements in and around the present borders of the borough.

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