Wayne

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History:

The land was originally inhabited by Indians who hunted and fished the area. The land was purchased from them in 1695 by investors who represented England and were sent from New York City. The town was officially established in 1847 when a meeting was held and the frist mayor was appointed, Mayor William Hogencamp. The town was named after a hero of the Revolutionary War, General Anthony Wayne. The town of Wayne became a farming community with mills, and blacksmith shops. After World War II, the town became more residential and modern when major roads and highways were created. Schools were built to meet the growing needs of the population. Today, Wayne is a well established town providing many things for many people of all ages.

General Information:

Town Name: Wayne
City Hall:
Address: 475 Valley Road, Wayne NJ 07470
Phone Number: 973-694-1800
Land Area: 23.82 sq. miles
Distance to NYC: 28.2 miles
Town Website: http://www.waynetownship.com
Library Website: http://www.waynepubliclibrary.org/
Water Service: Township Water
Gas & Electric: PSE & G

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Beach life
Golfing
Walking / Hiking trails
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