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Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
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.


along the west shore of the Hudson River across from Manhattan. It is the western start of the Lincoln Tunnel.
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History & History Related Items

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.

It Happened Here!
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.
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The founding of Weehawken

15 March 1859


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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Weehawken Historical Events

June, 2000
The Class President of the Class of Two Thousand was Milleen Negron.
The Student Council President for the Class of Two Thousand was Christopher Michael Gohde.
The National Honor Society President for the Class of Two Thousand was John David Grossi.
All three student officers did exemplary jobs in the execution of their positions, and deserve respect and praise.

Date unknown
Remembrances of Lincoln Grammar School
Lincoln grammar school was located at 19th Street and Willow Avenue. It was probably the oldest grammar school in Weehawken. The location of the school was where the fire station now is standing.
I attended that school along with all the other kids who resided downtown (the shades). As a matter my father attended the school. I lived across the street from the school.
When I attended the school some of the teachers names that I recall starting with kindergarten through sixth grade were:
Miss Oleski
Miss Foley
Miss Timpert
Mrs. Wagner
Miss Hoffman
Mrs. Mead
Miss Cassidy
the principal was Wallace Gendron (sp)
the school secretary was Miss Atkinson
the janitors were Packy Morrison and Mrs. Shanahan
Submitted by Lou Mazurczyk

Weehawken Schools

Daniel Webster No. 2 Elementary School
Angelique St. & Palisade Ave.
Weehawken, NJ 07087
Phone: 201-867-0335

Theodore Roosevelt No. 5 Elementary School
Louisa Place
Weehawken, New Jersey 07087
Phone: 201-865-2274

Weehawken High School
43 Liberty Place
Weehawken, New Jersey 07087
Phone: 201-867-1774 Weehawken


The population of Weehawken was:
1930 - 14,807
1940 - 14,363
1950 - 14,830
1960 - 13,504
1970 - 13,383
1980 - 13,168
1990 - 12,385
2000 - 13,502

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