Introduction to Hackensack, New Jersey
Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 4 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 10 miles N of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area, Hackensack is home to some 42,677 residents.
Hackensack was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. During the 1660s, the Dutch settlers moved along the Hackensack River. They named it as Bergen. In 1669, the Europeans took over the land. Philip Cartaret, the then-governor of East Jersey granted Bergen to Captain John Berry. It was renamed New Barbadoes. The township of New Barbadoes was formed on October 31, 1693. Later, on November 21, 1921, the township was incorporated as a city and was named Hackensack. It derived its name from an Indian term meaning "mouth of a river".
Hackensack and nearby Attractions
- First Dutch Reformed Church
- New Jersey Naval Museum
- Hackensack River County Park
- Riverside Park
Things To Do In Hackensack
While staying at Hackensack, you can enjoy fishing and boating at the Hackensack River. The city also includes several scenic landscapes. In addition, you can visit the historic sites and museums of the city. The clubs and restaurants of Hackensack offer wonderful dining experiences to its residents and visitors.
The city is a short drive from La Guardia Airport.
Hackensack Higher Education
Fairleigh Dickinson University provides facilities for higher education.