Living in Cresskill

Cresskill is a borough in Bergen CountyNew Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 8,573,[8][9][18] reflecting an increase of 827 (+10.7%) from the 7,746 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 188 (+2.5%) from the 7,558 counted in the 1990 Census.[19] This town got its name from "Cress", referring to the watercress which grew in its streams, and "Kill", referring to the stream passing through.[20][21]

Cresskill was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 8, 1894, from portions of Palisades Township.[22] The borough was formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone.[23] A portion of the borough was annexed by Alpine in 1904.[22][24]

Railroads provided access from Cresskill to customers in New York City, including a chicken hatchery that was the world's largest by 1897.[20] Railroad access helped make Cresskill the home of Camp Merritt, the major debarkation point for more than a million American troops being sent abroad to fight in World War I. To commemorate the fact, a large obelisk memorial (referred to by locals as "The Monument"[25]), or "The Circle Monument" was dedicated in 1924, set in the middle of the Camp Merritt Memorial Circle at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Knickerbocker Road (CR 505).[26]

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