The Separation of Maplewood and South Orange

sources:

1. John P. Snyder, The Story of New Jersey’s Civil Boundaries 1606-1968. (Bureau of Geology and Topography, Trenton, New Jersey, 1969), p. 131.

2. Ibid., p. 132

3. Henry W. Foster, The Evolution of the School District of South Orange and Maplewood New Jersey 1814-1927 (Geneva, New York, 1930), p. 184.

4. New Jersey Laws, Session of 1904, Chapter 2, pp. 15-16.

5. New Jersey Laws, Session of 1904, Chapter 153, pp. 287-289.

Date

Event

1861 April 1

The Township of South Orange was formed from Clinton Township and Orange Town.1

1863

Part of Millburn Township (known as Jefferson Village until 1860, when a railroad station was built in the center and named Maplewood Station) was added to the Township of South Orange.1

1869 May 4

The Village of South Orange was formed within the Township of South Orange.2 However, the Village remained part of the township school district and had no control over the township tax assessor’s determination of property values.3

1904 February 9

The New Jersey Legislature enacted a law authorizing a village to separate from the township which contained it.4

1904 March 4

The Village of South Orange separated from the Township in accordance with a Referendum March 2, 1904.2

1904 March 28

The New Jersey Legislature enacted a law mandating that a separated village remain a part of the school district of the township from which it separated.5

1922 November 7

The Township of South Orange changed its name to Maplewood (recorded in 1923).2


1 view

Recent Posts

See All

The Golf Island neighborhood of Maplewood, bordered by the Maplewood Country Club golf course, the Morris and Essex rail line, and the Maplewood Middle School, evolved from farmland in the 19th and

As an industrial state, NJ is no stranger to industrial toxins. In recent decades, we have been home to over 140 Superfund cleanup sites administered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Historical

Over the centuries many families in our community have chosen Rosedale Cemetery as their final place of rest. It consists of 92 picturesque acres in Montclair, Orange and West Orange. Durand-Hedden sp