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Franklin Lakes in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin Lake

 
 
Franklin Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 24, 2012
1. Franklin Lake Marker
Inscription.
Known to the Indians as “Michanagrape,” these waters were formed by the melting glacier some 10,000 years ago. In 1700 the lake was named Christian Pool when it was included in a land grant to Michael Hawden. Later called Great Pond, Big Pond and Crystal Pool, it became Franklin Lake in the late 19th century. The land around the lake was settled in the late 1700’s by farmers of Dutch heritage. The area was long known as the Ponds Neighborhood.
Sponsored by Urban Farms, Inc. 1984

 
Erected 1984 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 77.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 59.568′ N, 74° 12.949′ W. Marker is in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Franklin Lake Road west of Wyandotte Dr., on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin Lakes NJ 07417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ackerman-Boyd House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Franklin Avenue (approx. 2.1 miles away); Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church
Franklin Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 24, 2012
2. Franklin Lake Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Wyckoff Reformed Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Van Voorhees – Quackenbush – Zabriskie House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Stagg Homestead (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jacobus S. Demarest House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Oakland (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Franklin Lakes.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on February 24, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker in Franklin Lakes image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 24, 2012
3. Marker in Franklin Lakes
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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