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Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA



 


Notes: Paterson is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 149,222. Census population projections indicate a population of 154,463 as of 2005, making it New Jersey's third largest city. It is the county seat of Passaic County.GR6 Paterson is known as the Silk City for its dominant role in silk production during the latter 19th century.
Paterson was originally formed as a township from portions of Acquackanonk Township on April 11, 1831, while the area was still part of Essex County. Paterson became part of the newly-created Passaic County on February 7, 1837. Paterson was incorporated as a city on April 14, 1851, based on the results of a referendum held that day. The city was reincorporated on March 14, 1861.
History
In 1791, Alexander Hamilton helped found the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.), which helped encourage the harnessing of energy from the Great Falls of the Passaic, to secure economic independence from British manufacturers. Paterson, which was founded by the society, became the cradle of the industrial revolution in America. Paterson was named for William Paterson, Governor of New Jersey, statesman, and signer of the Constitution.
French architect, engineer, and city planner Pierre L'Enfant, who developed the plans for Washington, D.C., was the first superintendent for the S.U.M. project. He devised a plan, which would harness the power of the Great Falls through a channel in the rock and an aqueduct. However, the society's directors felt he was taking too long and was over budget. He was replaced by Peter Colt, who used a less-complicated reservoir system to get the water flowing to factories in 1794. Eventually, Colt's system developed some problems and a scheme resembling L'Enfant's original plan was used after 1846. L'Enfant, meanwhile, brought his city plans with him when he designed Washington, and that city's layout resembles the plan he wanted…

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City/Town : Latitude: 40.915498, Longitude: -74.162927


Birth

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 tenBrink, Eva  16 September 1886Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA I511762

Died

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Belinfante, Samuel  28 December 1948Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA I119192
2 Talens, Bron  12 February 1907Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA I647729

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