Essex County, New Jersey

Essex Co., NJ

Essex County, NJ


Essex was originally formed as one of four administrative districts within Province of East Jersey in 1675, together with Bergen, Middlesex and Monmouth districts. Essex County was formed within East Jersey on March 7, 1683. The county was named after the English county of Essex. When the provinces of East Jersey and West Jersey were combined in 1702, the county boundaries were retained.

Portions of Essex were taken in 1741 and transferred to Somerset County. In 1837, Passaic County was formed from portions of Essex and Bergen counties. In 1857, Union County was created from parts of Essex County.
Source: Wikipedia

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Passaic County – north
Bergen County – east
Hudson County – east
Union County – south
Morris County – west

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