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The population of Weehawken is approximately 13,501 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 6,159 (2000).

The amount of land area in Weehawken is 2.207 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Weehawken is 0.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.702 sq kilometers.
The distance from Weehawken to Washington DC is 208 miles. The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Weehawken is positioned 40.76 degrees north of the equator and 74.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Weehawken location: along the west shore of the Hudson River across from Manhattan. It is the western start of the Lincoln Tunnel.

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Weehawken history:

This unusual name is though to be from the Delaware Indian or Lenape and may mean place of gulls or rocks that look like rows of trees. There were many alternate spellings over the years but it eventually evolved into Weehawken.

The township was formed on 15 March 1859 from Hoboken and North Bergen townships. Later, in 1874, a portion was ceded back to Hoboken. In 1879, an annexation took place from West Hoboken township.

Once transportation to the area was advanced during the 1800ís, the area became a haven for the rich and famous who wanted to leave the sweltering heat of the city during the summer. As the 1900s began, there were fewer large mansions and estates with more subdivisions and smaller homes being built. Businesses and factories were started up and the area continued to attract new residents.

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1804 - a Famous Duel!
Weehawken was the sight of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Arron Burr. Hamilton was fatally wounded. The rock on which Hamilton's head landed is on display with a monument and a plaque.
The founding of Weehawken: 15 March 1859
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Weehawken attractions:

21,476,657 vehicles drive through Weehawken yearly! .

Weehawken is the home of the Lincoln Tunnel
Port Authority Of NY & NJ
500 Boulevard East
Weehawken, NJ
Phone: 201-617-8115

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