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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Allendale is approximately 5,900 (1990), 6505 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,915 (1990), 2236 (2010).
The amount of land area in Allendale is 8.112 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Allendale is 3.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.065 sq kilometers.
The distance from Allendale to Washington DC is 215 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Allendale is positioned 41.03 degrees north of the equator and 74.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeastern New Jersey
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Allendale.

The early inhabitants of the area were Native American Indians who lived here alone until the early 1700's. At this time, a few settlers began to come and build homes and farm the land. Early on, the area was controlled by the East New Jersey Board of Proprietors, most of whom did not even live in the area.

In the early1800's, the area was known as "the Turnpike" after the new toll road running through the town. It was called the Franklin turnpike and was once part of the Albany Post Road. In the 1840's the railroad came to town with the first trains running in October of 1848. The rail route was surveyed by Joseph Warner Allen, an engineer. While working here, he lived with the Ackerman family in the old Fell House. When the time came for an official name, his name was incorporated into "Allendale." Much more history information may be found on the above history link.
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Learn more about Allendale at this site.
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Allendale City Government

Allendale Borough
500 W Crescent Ave.
Allendale, NJ 07401-1726
Phone: 201-818-4404

The borough of Allendale is governed by a Mayor and city council. The Mayor serves for four years and the six council seats are for a term of three years.

Allendale Police Dept
290 Franklin Turnpike
Allendale, NJ 07401-2019
Phone: 201-825-1900
Fax: (201) 825-3555

Allendale Chamber

The Allendale Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 201-236-9775
Membership is open to all businesspersons interested in promoting Allendale business.

Allendale Organizations

The Allendale Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 201-236-9775
Membership is open to all businesspersons interested in promoting Allendale business.

Allendale Libraries

Lee Memorial Library
Melissa Hughes, Director
E-Mail Address:
500 W. Crescent
Allendale, New Jersey 07401-1726
Phone: (201)327-4338
Fax: (201)327-5838
This library is a member of the BCCLS (Bergen County Cooperative Library System

Allendale Schools

Northern Highlands School District
298 Hillside Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401-1447
Phone: 201-327-8700

Allendale Public Schools
100 Brookside Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401-1705
Phone: 201-327-2020

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