Paramus in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Revolutionary days this area of Paramus was known by the unusual name of Sluckup. The name was derived from a local legend. A Dutch farmer hung his shirt on a nearby fence while working in his field. When he saw the shirt disappear into the mouth of a cow, he described the shirt as having been “sluck up” by the cow.
Ridge Ranch Social Club of Paramus
Erected by New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 36.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 55.836′ N, 74° 3.35′ W. Marker is in Paramus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Spring Valley Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the East Brook Middle School in Paramus, NJ. Marker is at or near this postal address: 190 Spring Valley Road, Paramus NJ 07652, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Spring Valley Burial Ground (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different Washington Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paramus Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); In Honor Of Our Heroic Citizens (approx. 1.1 miles away); Borough of River Edge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Paramus (approx. 1.4 miles away); French Burying Ground (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Paramus.
Also see . . .
1. New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Washington Spring. "This hollow between the hills was anciently known as Sluckup, but changed to the more poetic Spring Valley in 1832. Sluckup has resisted attempts at interpretation..." (Submitted on June 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,048 times since then and 7 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.