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

Paramus

 
 
Paramus Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2009
1. Paramus Historical Marker
Inscription.  The Indian name given this community by its Dutch settlers means “fields of wild turkeys”. A fertile farming area, Paramus was familiar ground to both the British and American armies during the Revolution. Formerly a part of Midland Township, Paramus became an incorporated borough in 1922.
 
Erected by Little League of Paramus and Ladies Auxiliary. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 40° 57.067′ N, 74° 3.455′ W. Marker is in Paramus, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of North Farview Avenue and Sweetbriar Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Farview Avenue. Marker is located at Michael Petruska, Jr. Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paramus NJ 07653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Honor Of Our Heroic Citizens (approx.
Michael Petruska, Jr. Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2009
2. Michael Petruska, Jr. Memorial Park Sign
0.3 miles away); Paramus Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paramus Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oradell World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oradell Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old Spring Valley Burial Ground (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hagler’s Diner (approx. 1.3 miles away); Richard T. Cooper House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paramus.
 
Stone with plaque dedicated to Michael Petruska, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2009
3. Stone with plaque dedicated to Michael Petruska, Jr.
Plaque dedicated to Michael Petruska, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 26, 2009
4. Plaque dedicated to Michael Petruska, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 12, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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