The History of Street Names in Bernards Township

The History of Street Names in Bernards Township
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Before I begin this post, I have to say that this topic was one of my favorites with June Kennedy, our Basking Ridge Town Historian who recently passed in November 2018. We often challenged each other to dig the truth on the naming of all the 463 streets. The streets covered include the hamlets of Basking Ridge, Lyons, Liberty Corner, and West Millington which makes up Bernards Township.

June Kennedy had been involved with history as soon as she moved to town from Little Silver, New Jersey. During the “boom boom” build years in Bernards Township starting in the 1960’s, she became increasingly frustrated at developers who were building in the township and naming streets after their sons, daughters, golf clubs and whatever else. So she got involved.

Based on discussions with June, she named over 40 streets as historian and was an advisor to David Schley and the Bernards Township Engineering Department up until five years ago.

A strange metric, but people asked to know the starting letter of the most streets. From our analysis, C, S, and W took honors.

Feature Categories

Our next metric focuses on a key set of categories that June and I agreed. It’s great to know that the town certainly ties back to its roots with Area Features, Local Residents, and England taking the top three categories.

Our next “Street Name” metric focused on a set of categories.

Local Names from Bernards Township

The next category breakdown we targeted was local names of town residents. If you’ve ever wondered who that street is named after and what is the significance, here’s your chance to learn some great local history. You can click the image below to enlarge it.

81 Streets Were Named After Basking Ridge Residents

Street NameOrigin
ACKEN RDNamed for the Acken family of Liberty Corner, landowners and shopkeepers
ALEXANDRIA WAYNamed for William Alexander, Lord Stirling (1726-1783)
ALLEN RD, CR (652)Named for Josiah Allen of Liberty Corner, descendent of Ethan Allen, American soldier and patriot, 18th Century
ALLEN STNamed for W. J. Allen who owned much land in Basking Ridge Village in mid-19th Century
AMBAR PLNamed for settlers in the area, early 20th Century
ANNIN RDNamed for the John Annin family (Johnstons of Annandale, Scotland). Their 1,000 acres in 1722 were called Annin’s Corner and later renamed Liberty Corner
BALDWIN CTNamed for an old family of Liberty Corner, 19th Century
BERNARD DRNamed for Sir Francis Bernards, provincial Governor of New Jersey 1758-1760
BRADFORD LNNamed for William Bradford, pilgrim settler and second governor of Plymouth Colony (1590-1657)
CARSWELL CTNamed for the Carswell family, active in township community affairs since the 20th Century
CHAPIN LNNamed for original estate of Chapin-Earhart family
CHILDS RDNamed for William Childs, who moved the barn to the Old Mill Inn site and Samuel Childs, benefactor to the Bernards Township Library in the 1900’s
CODDINGTON CTNamed for early settlers in the West Millington area of the township
COLLYER LNNamed for John Collyer family, large land owners on south maple Avenue, 19th Century
CONKLING STNamed for the Conkling family, 19th Century settlers in Bernards
COOPER CTNamed for early settlers in the township
CULBERSON RDNamed for the Culberson family, landowners for more than 150 years. The street runs through their property
DAYTON STNamed for William L. Dayton (1807-1864), U.S. Senator, Vice Presidential candidate and Ambassador to France
DECKER STNamed for early settlers in the township. Carl G. Decker sold to Wheeler Corporation in 1939 this tract known as the Bernards Plateau.
DOGGETT CTNamed after the President of the High Meadow Hunt Club
DOUGLAS RDNamed for the Douglas family who settled this area in 1765
DRYDEN RDNamed for John Dryden (1631-1700) English poet, dramatist and critic
E ALLEN STNamed for W. J. Allen who owned much land in Basking Ridge Village in mid-19th Century
E CRAIG STNamed for Daniel D. Craig, banker and storekeeper, 19th Century
E LEWIS STNamed for the Edward Lewis family who arrived in the mid 18th Century and contributed to many township activities since 1730’s
ELLIS DRNamed for Monroe F. Ellis, for whom Monroe Place was also named in 1900’s
EVERSON PLNamed for original family on property before development in late 1900’s
FORBES CTNamed for Dr. John Forbes, local physician, c1900’s
GOLTRA DRNamed for James P. Goltra (1792-1871), farmer, judge and builder of the Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church
GOVERNOR DRNamed for Sir Francis Bernards (1712-1779), NJ Provincial Governor, 1758-1760
GRANVILLE WAYNamed for John Carteret, The Earl of Granville, (1690-1763) British statesman and orator
HAAS RDNamed for John V. Haas and farmer and owner of Sunnyside Farm in West Millington area
HADLEY CTNamed for Henry K. Hadley (1871-1937) U.S. composer and conductor
HARRISON BROOK DRNamed for John Harrison, agent of the King of England, who bought 3000 acres of land for $50 from the Lenai Lenape Indians in 1717
HARTLEY LNNamed for David Hartley (1705-1757), English physician and philosopher
HENRY STNamed for Parmenus C. Henry, owner of P.C. Henry’s General Store and other properties in the area, 19th Century
HOPKINSON CTNamed for Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791) N.J. signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1776
IRVING PLNamed for Isaac L. Irving family of Liberty Corner—former mortician, wheelwright and blacksmith, 19th Century
JOHNSTON CIRNamed for Johnston family who left Annandale, Scotland and arrived in 1722 in area known today as Liberty Corner
KEATS RDNamed for John Keats (1795-1921) English poet
KINNAN WAYNamed for Mary Lewis Kinnan (1764-1848) captive of the Indians, rescued and returned to Basking Ridge, 1794
KNOLLCROFT RDNamed for estate of Walter Reynolds, most of property now occupied by U.S. Veterans Medical Center, Lyons
LAYTON RDNamed for Peter Layton of Liberty Corner, former mortician, wheelwright and blacksmith, 19th Century
LEWIS STNamed for the Edward Lewis family who arrived in the mid 18th Century and contributed to many township activities since 1730’s
LORD STIRLING RDNamed for Lord Stirling, William Alexander (1726-1783), major general in the continental Army whose estate “Stirling Manor” was built here in 1762
LURLINE DRNamed for Lurline Eberkardt, accidentally shot while hunting
LYONS PLNamed for David Lyons family here in lat 18tuh Century. Family owner land where Lyons Railroad Station is located and had encouraged Bernards to bring first railroad to area in 1872.
LYONS RDNamed for David Lyons family here in the late 18th Century. Family owned land where Lyons Railroad Station is located and had encouraged Bernards to bring first railroad to area in 1872.
MARTINSVILLE RD, CR (525)Named for a thoroughfare in the Township which terminates in Martinsville (Bridgewater). Named for prominent Martin family
MEEKER RDNamed for the Meeker family which had large land holdings since the mid 19th Century
MILITO WAYNamed for the Milito family who occupied land and have lived there since the late 1800’s
MONROE PLNamed for Monroe F. Ellis for whom Ellis Drive was also named in 1900’s
MORRISON STNamed for early settlers in the Township
N ALWARD AVENamed for the Alward Family who settled on land here in 1732
N VOORHEES DRNamed for Dr. Amadee Voorhees, country doctor in the mid-19th Century
OAKLEY STNamed for an early family which settled in the area
OSBORNE PLNamed for J.H. Osborne’s sawmill and pond
PADDOCK CTNamed for the paddock area of Coppergate Horse Stables
PENNINGTON STNamed for Dr. William Pennington, country physician
PITNEY CTNamed for James Pitney, first recorded settler in this area, early 18th Century
RADEL PLNamed for a 19th Century farming family
RIGGS CTThe Riggs family settled in the area in the early 1800’s
RUNYON DRNamed for early settlers in the West Millington area
S ALWARD AVENamed for the Alward Family who settled on land here in 1732
SCOTSMANS WAYNamed in honor of the Annin family, known as Johnston in Scotland. Settled Liberty Corner area in 1722
SOUTHARD PLNamed for the Southards, Father Henry (1747-1842), US Representative; Sen. Samuel L. (1787-1842), US Senator, NJ Governor, Secretary of the Navy
SPENCER RDNamed for Austin P. Spencer, lost at sea in the North Atlantic while piloting a bomber on submarine duty, 1943
SUTRO PLNamed for the Sutro family which owned property on South Finley Avenue. Son Frederick (1879-1964) was executive director of NJ Park Commission
THOMPSON WAYNamed for Harold Thomson, former mayor and township committee member 1948 -1956
TURNER STNamed for Kenneth A. Turner Sr., Bernards Township Engineer, 1932-1957
TYSLEY STNamed for early settlers in the Township. Tysley Avenue is in Bernardsville
VAIL TERRNamed for Daniel Vail (1735-1793), large land owner & distant cousins of Alfred Vail, who with Samuel F. B. Morse invented the telegraph @Speedwell, Morristown, 1844
VAN DORN RDNamed for Ferdinand Van Dorn (1807-1902), who owned and operated the flour/grist mill in Franklin Corners
VANDERVEER DRNamed for Dr. James Vanderveer (1838-1913), country doctor
VOORHEES DRNamed for Dr. Amadee Voorhees, country doctor in the mid-19th Century
W CRAIG STNamed for Daniel D. Craig, banker and storekeeper, 19th Century
W HENRY STNamed for Parmenus C. Henry, owner of P.C. Henry’s General Store and other properties in the area, 19th Century
WHITENACK RDNamed for the Whitenack family which settled here in the mid-18th Century and were large landowners
WOLF LNNamed for Lyla Wolf Florio’s maiden name, property owner
WOODWARD LNNamed for Woodward family which supplied grain and material to the Revolutionary War troops at Jockey Hollow

32 Streets were named after the Revolutionary War Events

Street NameOrigin
BEACON CREST DRNamed for location of Revolutionary Ware beacon, designed by Lord Stirling
BULLION DRNamed for Bullion’s Tavern located in Liberty Corner during the American Revolution
CANNON CTNamed for mounted gun used in the Revolutionary War
COLONIAL DRNamed for a person who supported America’s fight during the Revolutionary War
CONCORD LNNamed for the second battle of the American Revolution, Concord, MA, April 19, 1775
FIFE LNNamed for a type of flute used in military musical groups
FLINTLOCK CTNamed for a firearm used in the American Revolution
GREEN MOUNTAIN DRNamed for the Green Mountain Boys, soldiers form Vermont, organized by Ethan Allen in 1775
HALE CTNamed for Nathan Hale (1755-1776), American soldier hanged as a spy by the British during the American Revolution
HANCOCK CTNamed for John Hancock (1737-1793) first signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1776
HARCOURT LNNamed for Col. William Harcourt, arresting British officer of General Charles Lee at the Widow White’s Tavern, Basking Ridge, 12/13/76
HESSIAN DRNamed for a mercenary used by England during the American Revolution
HONEYMAN RDNamed for John Honeyman (1727-1822) who was a spy for George Washington prior to the Battle of Trenton, 1776
HUNTINGTON RDNamed for Samuel Huntington (1731-1797) American Revolution political leader
KNOX CTNamed for General Henry Knox (1750-1806) of Washington’s staff in the American Revolution
LAFAYETTE LNNamed for Marquis deLafayette, friend of General George Washington (1757-1834) French general and statesman
LEE PLNamed for General Charles Lee (1731-1782) arrested by the British in Basking Ridge, December 13, 1776
LEXINGTON RDNamed for the first battle of the American Revolution at Lexington, 1775
MINUTEMAN CTNamed for an American militia man just before and after the Revolutionary War, who was ready for instant military service
MT PROSPECT RDNamed for very old geographic area from Revolutionary War times
MUSKET DRNamed for a large heavy caliber handgun used in the Revolutionary War
PAINE CTNamed for Thomas Paine (1737-1809), patriot and writer, the “Conscience of the American Revolution”
PRESCOTT CTNamed for William Prescott (1726-1795), U.S. soldier, played vital part in Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775. “Don’t fire till you see the whites of their eyes” – famous order given in Battle
PRINCETON CTNamed for the Battle of Princeton, American Revolutionary War, 1777
QUINCY RDNamed for Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1764-1850), who wrote her recollections of Basking Ridge during and after the American Revolution
REVERE DRNamed for Paul Revere (1735-1818), American patriot and silversmith, famous for his night horseback ride, April 18, 1775
RICKEY LNNamed for Col. Israel Rickey (1744-1821), a valuable officer in the Revolutionary War
SENTINEL DRNamed for a soldier stationed as a guard to challenge all comers and prevent a surprise attack
STIRLING LNNamed for Lord Stirling, William Alexander (1726-1783), American Revolutionary War major general
SULLIVAN DRNamed for General John Sullivan (1740-1795), Revolutionary War leader
WAYNE TERRNamed for General “Mad Anthony” Wayne (1745-1796), American Revolutionary War leader

Developers Ran the Roost

This was the category where June Kennedy finally put her foot down. For a number of years starting in the 1960’s, development increased at a feverous pace. Without June, the street names were permitted to be named by the Developer. So what did they do? Then typically named the street after a family member, usually a spouse or children. So is your street named after a developers relative?

Conclusion and Full List

Based on historical research, here’s a list of five street names we recommended to the Bernards Township Township Committee:

John Morton – 1779 Hospital – The Rebel Banker & Basking Ridge Resident (1776)

As wealthy merchant, Morton became known as the “Rebel Banker” for loaning large sums of money to the rebel cause. In 1775, Morton liquidated most of his capital to loan the Revolutionary War effort. After the capture of New York City by the British, John and Maria Sophia Morton were forced to flee with their large family (six kids) to Elizabethtown, New Jersey, then they remained several weeks in a house in Springfield with five other families, who were also fugitives. Not feeling safe, they decided to go beyond the “Long Hill” and settled on Basking Ridge in 1776 where they called for their belongings from New York City.

Elias Boudinot – President of Continental Congress – Basking Ridge Resident

Boudinot was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress and was elected President of the Continental Congress in 1783. He purchased a little over 100 acres of land in Basking Ridge in 1771 and 1772 from Edward Lewis, but would remain in Elizabeth for a while longer. Boudinot served on New Jersey’s first Committee on Correspondence, formed in 1774, tasked with contacting the legislatures of each colony so that they could join Virginia and offer concerted opposition toward British encroachments. In August 1775, Boudinot secretly rounded up and sent to General George Washington desperately-needed supplies of gunpowder. A year later he served as an aide-de-camp to Brigadier General William Livingston, who became the state’s first governor elected under the new state constitution. In 1777, Boudinot was commissioned Commissary General of Prisoners by the Continental Congress. He lived in Basking Ridge while serving as president of the Continental Congress from 1782-83. He sold the house in 1785.

Alexander Kirkpatrick – Early Settler to Basking Ridge (1736)

Alexander Kirkpatrick (b.1697), who settled at Mine Brook in 1736, on the farm lately owned by Henry Baird. The Kirkpatrick’s belonged to a noble family in Scotland. Alexander, the ancestor of the family in this country, was born at Watties Neach, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He removed with his family to Belfast, Ireland, after the birth of his son David, about the year 1725. 

John Ayers – Early Settler to Basking Ridge (1727)
John Ayres came from Woodbridge, New Jersey and was born on March 02, 1663 in Newbury, MA. Son of Obadiah Ayres and Hannah Ayres (Pike), husband of Mary Ayers and Ruth Ayres He had seven sons; John, Thomas, Obadiah, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Moses, and Aaron.  He moved to Basking Ridge the same year Harrison bought the land from the Indian Chief Nowenwalk.  John Ayres, who settled on the Millstone, in 1717, is mentioned as having lands in the east part of the Basking Ridge in 1727. John Ayres is noted for donating 1 ½ acres which included the land on which a log meeting house stood in 1730 but it was said that the meeting house had probably been there since at least 1725 (the BRPC states 1717).

James Alexander – Early Settler to Basking Ridge (1720)

James Alexander, father of William Alexander (Lord Stirling) was a large landowner and had to deal with “squatters” on his land. James Pitney was noted as being on James’ land when he first arrived in the area. Research shows Cornelius Brees from Staten Island, bought land in 1720 from James Alexander on the East side of the Dead River which had been occupied by James Pitney. John Ayres son Obadiah also bought land from Alexander.

Thanks for taking a look at our street names presentation. I shared it at the local historical society back in 2017. I hope to present the presentation and topic again in the future. Below is the list of every street name we knew as of 2016. Enjoy the list.

Basking Ridge Street Names

No. Street NameOriginCategory
1ABERDEEN PLNamed for early Scots settlersScotland
2ACKEN RDNamed for the Acken family of Liberty Corner, landowners and shopkeepersLocal Resident
3ADDISON DRNamed for Joseph Addison, English essayist and poet (1672-1719)England
4ALDER LNNamed for a treeTree
5ALEXANDRIA WAYNamed for William Alexander, Lord Stirling (1726-1783)Local Resident
6ALLEGHENY DRNamed for a mountain range in the mid-east part of Appalachian MountainsPlace
7ALLEN RD, CR (652)Named for Josiah Allen of Liberty Corner, descendent of Ethan Allen, American soldier and patriot, 18th CenturyLocal Resident
8ALLEN STNamed for W. J. Allen who owned much land in Basking Ridge Village in mid-19th CenturyLocal Resident
9AMBAR PLNamed for settlers in the area, early 20th CenturyLocal Resident
10AMHERST DRNamed for Baron Jeffrey Amherst, governor-general of British North America (1717-1797)England
11ANNIN RDNamed for the John Annin family (Johnstons of Annandale, Scotland). Their 1,000 acres in 1722 were called Annin’s Corner and later renamed Liberty CornerLocal Resident
12APPLETREE LNNamed for a treeTree
13ARBOR CIRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
14ARCHGATE RDNamed to compliment companion English named streets in the areaEngland
15ARGYLL WAYNamed for early Scots settlersScotland
16ARROWOOD WAYNamed for a treeTree
17ASH STNamed for a treeTree
18ASHWOOD LNNamed for a treeTree
19ASPEN DRNamed for a treeTree
20ATLAS RDNamed for a collection of items bound together—such as streets in this areaCommon Term
21AUSTIN DRNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
22AUTUMN DRNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
23BALDWIN CTNamed for an old family of Liberty Corner, 19th CenturyLocal Resident
24BALSAM WAYNamed for a treeTree
25BALTUSROL WAYNamed for a golf course in Springfield, New JerseyGolf Course
26BARTON WAYNamed for Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross (1821-1912)Famous Non-Resident
27BATTALION DRNamed for a large squadron of soldiers, a ground forceCommon Term
28BATTLE HILL RDNamed for a site where two different forces met and fought, as in war or conflictAmerican History
29BAYBERRY ROWNamed for a treeTree
30BEACON CREST DRNamed for location of Revolutionary Ware beacon, designed by Lord StirlingRevolutionary War
31BEAVER CREEK CT
32BEDFORD DRNamed for a municipal borough and South Midland Town of Bedfordshire, EnglandEngland
33BEECH STNamed for a treeTree
34BEECHWOOD DRNamed for a treeTree
35BELLEGROVE CTNamed for a beautiful wooded grove of trees and shrubsArea Feature
36BELMONT CT
37BENEDICT CRESNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
38BERKELEY CIRNamed for John, Lord Berkeley, new proprietor of New Jersey, 1664New Jersey
39BERNARD DRNamed for Sir Francis Bernards, provincial Governor of New Jersey 1758-1760Local Resident
40BERTA PLNamed for Roberta Headley, daughter of Harold Headley, land developerDeveloper Named
41BIRCH DRNamed for a treeTree
42BLACKBURN RDNamed for a city in northwest EnglandEngland
43BRADFORD LNNamed for William Bradford, pilgrim settler and second governor of Plymouth Colony (1590-1657)Local Resident
44BRANDEIS CTNamed for Louis Brandeis, U.S. writer, lawyer and jurist (1856-1941)American History
45BRENTWOOD CTNamed for an urban district in Essex, England, Brentwood means “burnt wood”England
46BRIAR LNNamed for a prickly plantPlant
47BRIDALWOOD CTNamed for wood used to hold horse bridle accessories (bits, chains, buckles, rings, straps)Common Term
48BRITTANY PLNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
49BROOK AVEDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
50BROOK RIDGE DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
51BROOKFIELD DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
52BROOKSIDE AVDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
53BROWNLEE PLNamed for the Rev. William Brownlee, sixth pastor of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. Street originally called Back Street (1783-1860)Reverend
54BULLION DRNamed for Bullion’s Tavern located in Liberty Corner during the American RevolutionRevolutionary War
55BUTTERNUT LNNamed for a tree in the walnut familyTree
56BYRON DRNamed for Lord Byron (George Garden) English poet (1788-1834)England
57CALDWELL CTNamed for the Rev. James Caldwell (1734-1781) “fighting person” of the American RevolutionReverend
58CAMERON CTNamed for early Scots settlersScotland
59CANNON CTNamed for mounted gun used in the Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War
60CANOE BROOK LNNamed for a golf course in Summit, New JerseyGolf Course
61CANTER DRDescribes an easy gallop, at a pace of Canterbury pilgrimageCommon Term
62CANTERBURY WAYEngland
63CARLISLE RDNamed for early Scots settlersScotland
64CARNEGIE PLNamed for early Scots settlersScotland
65CARRIAGE WAYNamed for a pleasant road to travelArea Feature
66CARSWELL CTNamed for the Carswell family, active in township communiy affairs since the 20th CenturyLocal Resident
67CARTERET TRNamed for Sir George Carteret, new proprietor of New Jersey, 1664New Jersey
68CASTLE WAYDescribes new homes being constructed in Meadowview Estates, 1958Dvl. Community
69CAYUGA WAYNamed for North American Indians, the smallest tribe of the Iroquois ConfederacyNative American
70CEDAR CREEK DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
71CEDAR STNamed for a treeTree
72CHAPIN LNNamed for original estate of Chapin-Earhart familyLocal Resident
73CHARLESTON CTNamed for Charleston, South Carolina, first historic district in the USAmerican History
74CHARTER CTNamed for the Charter created by King George II, honoring Sir Francis Bernard—Bernardston Township, on May 24, 1760Local History
75CHAUCER CTEngland
76CHELSEA CTEngland
77CHERRY LNNamed for a treeTree
78CHESTNUT CTNamed for a treeTree
79CHILDS RDNamed for William Childs, who moved the barn to the Old Mill Inn site and Samuel Childs, benefactor to the Bernards Township Library in the 1900’sLocal Resident
80CHIMNEY ASH FARM RDNamed for the old Alward Homestead, known as Chimney Ash Farm, in the 19th CenturyLocal Farm
81CHURCH ST, CR (512)Named for the road where the Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church is locatedArea Feature
82CLAIRVAUX CT
83CLARK CTNamed for Abraham Clar, a NJ signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1776New Jersey
84CLIVE LNNamed for Robert Clive, British general and statesman in India (1725-1774)England
85COBBLE LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
86CODDINGTON CTNamed for early settlers in the West Millington area of the townshipLocal Resident
87COLLYER LNNamed for John Collyer family, large land owners on south maple Avenue, 19th CenturyLocal Resident
88COLONIAL DRNamed for a person who supported America’s fight during the Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War
89COLTS GLEN LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
90COLUMBIA RDNamed for poetic name of United States of AmericaCommon Term
91COMMONWEALTH DRNamed for any group of persons united by a common interestEngland
92COMPTON CTNamed for James Compton’s family farm in Liberty Corner area in the 18th CenturyLocal Farm
93CONCORD LNNamed for the second battle of the American Revolution, Concord, MA, April 19, 1775Revolutionary War
94CONKLING STNamed for the Conkling family, 19th Century settlers in BernardsLocal Resident
95CONSTITUTION LNNamed for the United States ConsitutionAmerican History
96CONSTITUTION WAYNamed for the fundamental law of the US, framed in 1787American History
97Refers to an American soldier in the Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War
98COOPER CTNamed for early settlers in the townshipLocal Resident
99COPPERGATE DRNamed for Coppergate Farm, a large dairy operation on the west side of Lyons road in the 1900’sLocal Farm
100COTTAGE STDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
101COUNTRY LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
102COUNTRYSIDE DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
103COURTER STNamed for the old Courter Farm, on the north side of West Oak Street, between the Brook and Mount Airy Road, 19th CenturyLocal Farm
104CRABTREE CTNamed for a treeTree
105CREST DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
106CRIER CT
107CROSS RDNamed for the Rev. John Cross, first pastor of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian ChurchReverend
108CROWN COURT DRNamed for the entire Crown Court developmentDvl. Community
109CULBERSON RDNamed for the Culbersonfamily, landowners for more than 150 years. The street runs through their propertyLocal Resident
110DARREN DRNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
111DAWN DRNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
112DAYTON STNamed for William L. Dayton (1807-1864), U.S. Senator, Vice Presidential candidate and Ambassador to FranceLocal Resident
113DEBRA LNNamed for daughter of developer, Jerry PetracuraDeveloper Named
114DECKER STNamed for early settlers in the township. Carl G. Decker sold to Wheeler Corporation in 1939 this tract known as the Bernards Plateau.Local Resident
115DEER CREEK RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
116DEER RIDGE RDDescribes a feature of the area. Name of developmentArea Feature
117DEERFIELD CTDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
118DEPOT PLNamed for the area around the Basking Ridge Railroad StationArea Feature
119DEVON CTNamed for the early English settlersEngland
120DICKINSON RDNamed for John Dickinson (1732-1808), a signer of the US Constitution from DelawareAmerican History
121DOGGETT CTNamed after the President of the High Meadow Hunt ClubLocal Resident
122DOGWOOD WAYNamed for a treeTree
123DORCHESTER DRNamed for a town in the County of Dorsetshire, EnglandEngland
124DOUGLAS RDNamed for the Douglas family who settled this area in 1765Local Resident
125DRURY LNNamed for a street in London, England, famous for its theatersEngland
126DRYDEN RDNamed for John Dryden (1631-1700) English poet, dramatist and criticLocal Resident
127DYCKMAN PLNamed for the Rev. W. H. Dyckman, who preached in both the Basking Ridge and Methodist Churches, 19th CenturyReverend
128E ALLEN STNamed for W. J. Allen who owned much land in Basking Ridge Village in mid-19th CenturyLocal Resident
129E ASH STNamed for a treeTree
130E CRAIG STNamed for Daniel D. Craig, banker and storekeeper, 19th CenturyLocal Resident
131E LEWIS STNamed for the Edward Lewis family who arrived in the mid 18th Century and contributed to many township activities since 1730’sLocal Resident
132E OAK STNamed for the beloved 600 year old Oak Tree in the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Churchyard.Tree
133EDWARD CTNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
134ELIZABETH STNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
135ELLIS DRNamed for Monroe F. Ellis, for whom Monroe Place was also named in 1900’sLocal Resident
136ELMWOOD CTNamed for a treeTree
137EMERALD VALLEY LN
138EMILY RDNamed for Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poetAmerican History
139ENGLISH PLNamed for the Rev. James English (1810-1873), first pastor of the Liberty Corner Presbyterian ChurchReverend
140ESSEX PLEngland
141ETON PLNames for a town in southern England on the ThamesEngland
142EVERGREEN PLNamed for a plantPlant
143EVERSON PLNamed for original family on property before development in late 1900’sLocal Resident
144FAIRBANKS LNNamed for Charles W. Fairbanks (1852-1918), political leader and vice president of the USAmerican History
145FAIRVIEW DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
146FAIRVIEW DR E
147FAIRVIEW DR S
148FAWN LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
149FEDERAL DRNamed for a strong central governmentAmerican History
150FELLOWSHIP RDNamed for Fellowship Village and area adjacent—Fellowship DeaconryArea Feature
151FELLOWSHIP RD NORTH
152FELLOWSHIP RD SOUTH
153FIELDSTONE DRDescribes a feature of he areaArea Feature
154FIELDVIEW DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
155FIFE LNNamed for a type of flute used in military musical groupsRevolutionary War
156FIRETHORNE TRLNamed for a shrubShrub
157FLINTLOCK CTNamed for a firearm used in the American RevolutionRevolutionary War
158FORBES CTNamed for Dr. John Forbes, local physician, c1900’sLocal Resident
159FOREST TRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
160FRANKLIN DRNamed in honor of Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and philosopher (1706-1790)American History
161FREDERICK CTNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
162GALLOPING HILL RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
163GATE HOUSE DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
164GELSEY LNNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
165GEORGETOWN CTNamed in honor of George II (16873-1760) who granted the Bernards Township Charter on May 24, 1760England
166GEORGIAN CTNamed for that period of British history from George I in 1714 to George IV in 1830England
167GERARD AVENamed for son of builder, Jerry PetracuraDeveloper Named
168GLEN AVEDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
169GOLD BLVDNamed for a family member of the builderDeveloper Named
170GOLTRA DRNamed for James P. Goltra (1792-1871), farmer, judge and builder of the Liberty Corner Presbyterian ChurchLocal Resident
171GORDON PLNamed for early Scots settlersScotland
172GOVERNOR DRNamed for Sir Francis Bernards (1712-1779), NJ Provincial Governor, 1758-1760Local Resident
173GRANVILLE WAYNamed for John Carteret, The Earl of Granville, (1690-1763) British statesman and oratorLocal Resident
174GREEN MOUNTAIN DRNamed for the Green Mountain Boys, soldiers form Vermont, organized by Ethan Allen in 1775Revolutionary War
175GRISTMILL DRNamed for one of Bernards Township 16 mills of long agoArea Feature
176GROVE RDNamed for fruit orchards of Cedar Hill FarmArea Feature
177HAAS RDNamed for John V. Haas, farmer and owner of Sunnyside Farm in West Millingon areaLocal Resident
178HACKLEBERRY SQNamed for unusual shrubShrub
179HADLEY CTNamed for Henry K. Hadley (1871-1937) U.S. composer and conductorLocal Resident
180HALE CTNamed for Nathan Hale (1755-1776), American soldier hanged as a spy by the British during the American RevolutionRevolutionary War
181HAMILTON RDNamed for Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) American statesman and first U.S. Secretary of the TreasuryAmerican History
182HAMPTON CTNamed for Henry VIII’s palace in EnglandEngland
183HANCOCK CTNamed for John Hancock (1737-1793) first signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1776Revolutionary War
184HANSOM RDNamed for a popular horse drawn vehicleCommon Term
185HARCOURT LNNamed for Col. William Harcourt, arresting British officer of General Charles Lee at the Widow White’s Tavern, Basking Ridge, 12/13/76Revolutionary War
186HARDSCRABBLE RDNamed for an area difficult to produce goods or crops—providing meagerly returns for much effortArea Feature
187HARRISON BROOK DRNamed for John Harrison, agent of the King of England, who bought 3000 acres of landfor $50 from the Lenai Lenape Indians in 1717Local Resident
188HARTLEY LNNamed for David Hartley (1705-1757), English physician and philosopherLocal Resident
189HARVEST WAYCommon Term
190HAWTHORNE PLNamed for a shrubShrub
191HEATH DRNamed for 18th Century English settlersEngland
192HEATHER LNNamed for a shrubShrub
193HEMLOCK PLNamed for a treTree
194HENRY STNamed for Parmenus C. Henry, owner of P.C. Henry’s General Store and other properties in the area, 19th CenturyLocal Resident
195HERITAGE CTArea Feature
196HESSIAN DRNamed for a mercenary used by England during the American RevolutionRevolutionary War
197HICKORY DRNamed for a treeTree
198HIGH HILL CT
199HIGH MEADOW LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
200HIGHLAND AVEDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
201HIGHVIEW AVE
202HILL TOP RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
203HILLCREST WAYDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
204HILLSIDE TERRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
205HOLMESBROOK RDNames for Thomas Holmes who arrived from England in 1831England
206HOMELAND AVNamed for one of the first housing developments in the townshipDvl. Community
207HOMESTEAD RDNames for the Homestead Village developmentDvl. Community
208HONEYMAN RDNamed for John Honeyman (1727-1822) who was a spy for George Washington prior to the Battle of Trenton, 1776Revolutionary War
209HOPKINSON CTNamed for Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791) N.J. signer of the Declaration of Independence, 1776Local Resident
210HUDSON DRNamed for Henry Hudson. English navigator and explorerAmerican History
211HUNTERS LNNamed for the past use of the areaArea Feature
212HUNTINGTON RDNamed for Samuel Huntington (1731-1797) American Revolution political leaderRevolutionary War
213INDEPENDENCE DRNamed for freedom not under any controlAmerican History
214IRVING PLNamed for Isaac L. Irving family of Liberty Corner—former mortician, wheelwright and blacksmith, 19th CenturyLocal Resident
215IVY LNNamed for a plPlant
216JAMESTOWN RDNamed for the first permanent English settlement in North American 160England
217JEFFREY CTNamed for son of builder, Jerry PetracuraDeveloper Named
218JOANNA CTNamed for a family member of the developeDeveloper Named
219JOHNSTON CIRNamed for Johnston family who left Annandale, Scotland and arrived in 1722 in area known today as Liberty CornerLocal Resident
220JUNIPER WAYNamed for a treeTree
221KEATS RDNamed for John Keats (1795-1921) English poetLocal Resident
222KENSINGTON RDNamed for a Borough of West London, EnglandEngland
223KENWORTHY CT
224KEYSTONE CT
225KINDRED CTNamed for the Cocuzza family group, building houses together on same roaDeveloper Named
226KINGS RIDGE RDNamed for King George II who granted charter creating Bernards Township on May 24, 1760Local History
227KINNAN WAYNamed for Mary Lewis Kinnan (1764-1848) captive of the Indians, rescued and returned to Basking Ridge, 1794Local Resident
228KNOLLCROFT RDNamed for estate of Walter Reynolds, most of property now occupied by U.S. Veterans Medical Center, LyonsLocal Resident
229KNOX CTNamed for General Henry Knox (1750-1806) of Washington’s staff in the American RevolutionRevolutionary War
230LAFAYETTE LNNamed for Marquis de Lafayette, friend of General George Washington (1757-1834) French general and statesmanRevolutionary War
231LAKE RDDescribes a feature of the area. Was originally where a lake was proposed, but later cancelledArea Feature
232LAKESIDE SLOPEDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
233LANDAU RDNamed for Landau, Germa, where a popular convertible carriage was made, 18th CenturyAmerican History
234LAUNCELOT LNNamed for a legendary knight in English literatueEngland
235LAUREL CT
236LAYTON RDNamed for Peter Layton of Liberty Corner, former mortician, wheelwright and blacksmith, 19th CenturyLocal Resident
237LEE PLNamed for General Charles Lee (1731-1782) arrested by the British in Basking Ridge, December 13, 1776Revolutionary War
238LENAPE CTNamed for “original people” Lenni Lenape Indians, a branch of the Delawares—part of the Algonquin nationNative American
239LEWIS STNamed for the Edward Lewis family who arrived in the mid 18th Century and contributed to many township activities since 1730’sLocal Resident
240LEXINGTON RDNamed for the first battle of the American Revolution at Lexington, 1775Revolutionary War
241LIBERTY CORNER RD,  CR (512)Named for thoroughfare in the township, traveling same route as Martinsville RoadLocal History
242LIBERTY RIDGE RDNamed to combine names of two Bernards Township villages—Liberty Corner and Basking RidgeArea Feature
243LINCROFT DRScots name for a small garden areaScotland
244LINDBERGH LNNamed for Col. Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) who flew the Atlantic solo in 1927. Prior name was School StreetFamous Non-Resident
245LINDEN DRNamed for a treeTree
246LOCUST LNNamed for a treeTree
247LONE OAK RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
248LONG RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
249LONGRIFLE LANamed for a shoulder firearm used in the American RevolutionArea Feature
250LORD STIRLING RDNamed for Lord Stirling, William Alexander (1726-1783), major general in the continental Army whose estate “Stirling Manor” was built here in 1762Local Resident
251LURLINE DRNamed for Lurline Eberkardt, accidentally shot while huntingLocal Resident
252LYONS PLNamed for David Lyons family here in lat 18tuh Century. Family owner land where Lyons Railroad Station is located and had encouraged Bernards to bring first railroad to area in 1872.Local Resident
253LYONS RDNamed for David Lyons family here in the late 18th Century. Family owned land where Lyons Railroad Station is located and had encouraged Bernards to bring first railroad to area in 1872.Local Resident
254MADISONVILLE RDNamed in honor of U.S. President James Madison (1751-1836)American History
255MAGNOLIA PATHNamed for a treeTree
256MANCHESTER DRNamed for a city in Southeast Lancashire, northwest EnglandEngland
257MANOR DRNamed for Manor House 7 Walter Reynolds estate “Knollcroft”. Much of area now occupied by U.S. Veterans Medical Center, LyonsArea Feature
258MAPLE RUNNamed for a large maple tree in areaTree
259MARILYN STNamed for daughter of builder, Jerry PetracuraDeveloper Named
260MARLBOROUGH CTNamed for John Churchill (1650-1722) first Duke of Marlborough, British Military CommanderEngland
261MARTINSVILLE RD, CR (525)Named for a thoroughfare in the Township which terminates in Martinsville (Bridgewater). Named for prominent Martin familyLocal Resident
262MAYFLOWER DRNamed for the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Southampton, England to the New World, 1620England
263MEADOWVIEW RDDescribes a feature of this area. Named for Meadowview EstatesArea Feature
264MEEKER RDNamed for the Meeker family which had lage land holdings since the mid 19th CenturyLocal Resident
265MELBOURNE WAYNamed for William Lamb, Second Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848) English statesman and prime ministerEngland
266MERCHANT CTNamed for an occupation of the early settlers, involved in trade and commerceAmerican History
267MILITO WAYNamed for the Milito family who occupied land and have lived there since the late 1800’sLocal Resident
268MINE BROOK RDNamed for very old geographic location in Bernards which also describes a feature of the areaArea Feature
269MINUTEMAN CTNamed for an American militia man just before and after the Revolutionary War, who was ready for instant military serviceRevolutionary War
270MONARCH CIRNamed for the entire Monarch Circle developmentDvl. Community
271MONROE PLNamed for Monroe F. Ellis for whom Ellis Drive was also named in 1900’sLocal Resident
272MORGAN LNNamed for the early Scots settlersScotland
273MORRISON STNamed for early settlers in the TownshipLocal Resident
274MORRISTOWN RD, (US 202)Named for the road leading from Bernards Township to Morristown (known today as Route 202)Area Feature
275MOUNT AIRY RD, CR (525)Named by Ezra Dayton, owner of Mount Airy Nurseries on Pill Hill Road, late 19th CenturyLocal Farm
276MOUNT HOREB RD, CR (525)
277MT PROSPECT RDNamed for very old geographic area from Revolutionary War timesRevolutionary War
278MOUNTAIN RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
279MOUNTAINVIEW BLVDArea Feature
280MUSKET DRNamed for a large heavy caliber handgun used in the Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War
281N ALWARD AVENamed for the Alward Family who settled on land here in 1732Local Resident
282N BROOK AVEDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
283N DEXTER DRNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
284N FINLEY AVE, CR (613)Named for the Rev. Robert Finley (1772-1817), fifth pastor of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church and builder of the 1809 Brick AcademyReverend
285N MAPLE AVENamed for a very large maple tree in areaTree
286N STONE HEDGE RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
287N VOORHEES DRNamed for Dr. Amadee Voorhees, country doctor in the mid-19th CenturyLocal Resident
288NANCY LNNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
289NEWELL DRNamed for William A. Newell (1817-1901), N.J. GovernorNew Jersey
290NORMANDY CTNamed for a region in northern France along the English ChannelFrance
291OAK RIDGE RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
292OAKHILL DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
293OAKLEY STNamed for an early family which settled in the areaLocal Resident
294OAKMONT LNNamed for a golf course in Oakmount, PAGolf Course
295OLD ARMY RDNamed for the road Colonial soldiers marched en route to the Vealtown Tavern, BernardsvilleLocal History
296OLD COACH RDNamed for old travel route through the TownshipLocal History
297OLD FARM RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
298OLD MADISONVILLE RDNamed for original route through Coffee House CornersLocal History
299OLD STAGE COACH RDNamed for old travel route through the TownshipLocal History
300ORCHARD PLDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
301OSBORNE PLNamed for J.H. Osborne’s sawmill and pondLocal Resident
302OVERLOOK AVEDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
303OWENS CTNamed for Wolf Owens, owner of land and developerDeveloper Named
304OX BOW LNNamed for the oxbowed shape of the landArea Feature
305PACER CTNamed for the development, Pacer EstatesDeveloper Named
306PADDOCK CTNamed for the paddock area of Coppergate Horse StablesLocal Resident
307PAINE CTNamed for Thomas Paine (1737-1809), patriot and writer, the “Conscience of the American Revolution”Revolutionary War
308PAISLEY LNNamed for early Scots settlersScotland
309PALMERSTON PLNamed for Henry J. Temple, Third Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865) British statesman and prime ministerEngland
310PARKVIEW AVEDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
311PARKWOOD LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
312PATRIOT HILL DRNamed for a person who loves, supports and defends his Country and its interests with devotionLocal History
313PEACHTREE RDNamed for the peach orchids on Cedar Hill FarmArea Feature
314PENNINGTON STNamed for Dr. William Pennington, country physicianLocal Resident
315PENNS WAYNamed for William Penn (1644-1718), who purchased land from the Indians, west of Harrison’s Brook, including Liberty CornerAmerican History
316PENWOOD RDNamed for William Penn (1644-1718), who purchased land from the Indians, west of Harrison’s Brook, including Liberty CornerAmerican History
317PHEASANT RUN DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
318PILL HILL RDNamed for a treeTree
319PIN OAK CTTree
320PINE STNamed for a treeTree
321PINE VALLEY CTNamed for a golf course in Pine Valley, N.J.Golf Course
322PITNEY CTNamed for James Pitney, first recorded settler in this area, early 18th CenturyLocal Resident
323PLYMOUTH CTNamed for the oldest town in New England, founded by the Pilgrims, 1620England
324POND HILL RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
325POST TERRNamed for route of the mail express, 19th CenturyLocal History
326POTOMAC DRNamed for a Historic River in the Virginia-Washington, D.C. areaAmerican History
327PRESCOTT CTNamed for William Prescott (1726-1795), U.S. soldier, played vital part in Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775. “Don’t fire till you see the whites of their eyes” – famous order given in BattleRevolutionary War
328PRIMROSE LNNamed for a flowerFlower
329PRINCETON CTNamed for the Battle of Princeton, American Revolutionary War, 1777Revolutionary War
330PRIVET WAYNamed for a plantPlant
331PROSPECT AVDescribes a feature of the area and an extensive viewArea Feature
332QUAIL CTDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
333QUEEN ANNE DRNamed for the reigning queen of England in the early 18th Century (1665-1714)England
334QUEENBERRY WAYNamed for a hill in Scotland in honor of the Scots Royal House of DouglasScotland
335QUINCY RDNamed for Eliza Susan Morton Quincy (1764-1850), who wrote her recollections of Basking Ridge during and after the American RevolutionRevolutionary War
336RACHEL CTNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
337RADEL PLNamed for a 19th Century farming familyLocal Resident
338RALEIGH CTNamed for Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618), English Explorer, writer and favorite of Elizabeth IEngland
339RAMAPO DRNamed for a mountain range in the NJ-NY border, part of the Highlands. Name means streams or ponds one after anotherNew Jersey
340RANKIN AVENamed for the Rev. John C. Rankin, tenth pastor of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian ChurchReverend
341RARITAN PLNamed for a branch of Lenni Lenape Indians who inhabited New Jersey. The name means “stream overflows”Native American
342REGENT CRNamed for a person who rules in a kingdom when the true successor cannot serve because of disability, minority or absenceLocal History
343REVERE DRNamed for Paul Revere (1735-1818), American patriot and silversmith, famous for his night horseback ride, April 18, 1775Revolutionary War
344RICHMOND DRNamed for a city in North Surrey, England, site of KEW GardensEngland
345RICKEY LNNamed for Col. Israel Rickey (1744-1821), a valuable officer in the Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War
346RIDGE DRArea Feature
347RIDGE STNamed for a thoroughfare in Basking Ridge villageLocal History
348RIDGEVIEW DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
349RIGGS CTThe Riggs family settled in the area in the early 1800’sLocal Resident
350RIVERSIDE DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
351ROBERTS CIRNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
352ROCKRIDGE CT
353ROCKY LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
354ROE LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
355ROSE CTNamed for a flowerFlower
356ROSEMONT CTNamed for an ante-bellum estate in southern USAAmerican History
357ROSS LNNamed for Betsy Ross (172-1836), maker of the first 13-star American flagAmerican History
358ROYAL OAKS DRNamed for a treeTree
359RUNYON DRNamed for early settlers in the West Millington areaLocal Resident
360S ALWARD AVENamed for the Alward Family who settled on land here in 1732Local Resident
361S DEXTER DRNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
362S FINLEY AVE, CR (613)Named for the Rev. Robert Finley (1772-1817), fifth pastor of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church and builder of the 1809 Brick AcademyReverend
363S MAPLE AVE, CR (657)Named for a very large maple tree in areaTree
364S STONE HEDGE DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
365SALEM STNamed for Salem County, NJ, oldest English settlement in the State, founded by the QuakersNew Jersey
366SAVANNAH CTNamed for a grassland region with scattered trees and open plains or woodlandArea Feature
367SCHINDLER DRNamed for Oskar Schindler (1900-1974), German industrialist who saved Jews from Nazi execution during World War IIFamous Non-Resident
368SCOTSMANS WAYNamed in honor of the Annin family, known as Johnston in Scotland. Settled Liberty Corner area in 1722Local Resident
369SENTINEL DRNamed for a soldier stationed as a guard to challenge all comers and prevent a surprise attackRevolutionary War
370SENTRY CTNamed for a member or a guard or a watch, a sentinelCommon Term
371SHADOWBROOK LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
372SHANNON HILL RDNamed for existing farm in area for more than a CenturyLocal Farm
373SHAWNEE CTNamed for a sub-tribe of the Algonquin IndiansNative American
374SHEPARD WAYNamed for Alan B. Shepard, Jr., US astronautFamous Non-Resident
375SHERWOOD DRNamed for an ancient royal forest in EnglandEngland
376SIGNAL POINT RDNamed for an universal, notable outstanding areaArea Feature
377SLEEPY HOLLOW LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
378SMITHFIELD CTNamed for an agricultural region in southern EnglandEngland
379SMOKE RISE RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
380SOMERVILLE RDNamed for the Duke of Somerset, who received his title after the Battle of Somerset, 1658American History
381SOUTHARD PLNamed for the Southards, Father Henry (1747-1842), US Representative; Sen. Samuel L. (1787-1842), US Senator, NJ Governor, Secretary of the NavyLocal Resident
382SPENCER RDNamed for Austin P. Spencer, lost at sea in the North Atlantic while piloting a bomber on submarine duty, 1943Local Resident
383SPRING HOUSE LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
384SPRING VALLEY BLVDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
385SPRINGFIELD LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
386SPRUCE STNamed for a treeTree
387SQUIRE CT
388ST NICKOLAS WAYNamed for a 4th Century Christian PrelateHistory
389STACEY LNNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
390STAFFORD LNNamed for a city and the County seat of Staffordshire, in Central EnglandEngland
391STIRLING LNNamed for Lord Stirling, William Alexander (1726-1783), American Revolutionary War major generalRevolutionary War
392STOCKMAR DRNamed for Baron von Stockmar, Christian Friedrich (1787-1863) English-Belgium statesmanEngland
393STONE CREEK LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
394Describes a feature of the areaArea Feature
395STONE RIDGE LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
396STONEHOUSE RD, CR (613)Named for the Stone House @ its corner, built in 1764, one of three stone houses built in Bernards before the Revolutionary WarArea Feature
397STONEVIEW CTDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
398STONYBROOK RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
399SULLIVAN DRNamed for General John Sullivan (1740-1795), Revolutionary War leaderRevolutionary War
400SUMMIT DRDescribes a feature of the area, name of developmentArea Feature
401SUN RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
402SUNNY HILL RD
403SUNNYBROOK RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
404SUNSET LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
405SURREY LNNamed for a county in southeast England, bordering south of LondonEngland
406SUTRO PLNamed for the Sutro family which owned property on South Finley Avenue. Son Frederick (1879-1964) was executive director of NJ Park CommissionLocal Resident
407SYCAMORE CTNamed for a treeTree
408TALL TIMBER LNArea Feature
409TALMADGE LNNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
410TAMARISK CTNamed for a small Mediterranean treeTree
411TANGLEWOOD LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
412TARTAN DRNamed for early Scots settlersScotland
413THACKERAY DRNamed for William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), English novelistEngland
414THOMPSON WAYNamed for Harold Thomson, former mayor and township committee member 1948 -1956Local Resident
415TOWNSHEND RDNamed for Charles Townshend (1725-1767), English statesman and sponsor of act which placed duties on commodities imported to the coloniesEngland
416TRACEY CT
417TRINITY DRNamed for Trinity College, Oxford, EnglandEngland
418TULIP LNNamed for a flowerFlower
419TURNER STNamed for Kenneth A. Turner Sr., Bernards Township Engineer, 1932-1957Local Resident
420TUXFORD TERRNamed for a area outside London, EnglandEngland
421TYSLEY STNamed for early settlers in the Township. Tysley Avenue is in BernardsvilleLocal Resident
422VAIL TERRNamed for Daniel Vail (1735-1793), large land owner & distant cousins of Alfred Vail, who with Samuel F. B. Morse invented the telegraph @Speedwell, Morristown, 1844Local Resident
423VALLEY RD, CR (512)Describes a feature of the areaArea Feature
424VALLEY VIEW DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
425VAN CORTLAND WAY
426VAN DORN RDNamed for Ferdinand Van Dorn (1807-1902), who owned and operated the flour/grist mill in Franklin CornersLocal Resident
427VAN HOLTEN RDNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
428VANDERVEER DRNamed for Dr. James Vanderveer (1838-1913), country doctorLocal Resident
429VICTORIA DRNamed for English settlers of the 19th CenturyEngland
430VILLAGE DRDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
431VOORHEES DRNamed for Dr. Amadee Voorhees, country doctor in the mid-19th CenturyLocal Resident
432W CRAIG STNamed for Daniel D. Craig, banker and storekeeper, 19th CenturyLocal Resident
433W HENRY STNamed for Parmenus C. Henry, owner of P.C. Henry’s General Store and other properties in the area, 19th CenturyLocal Resident
434W OAK ST, CR (624)Named for the beloved 600 year old Oak Tree in the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Churchyard. Was also once known as Oak Stump Road down near the western end.Tree
435WALDEN PL
436WALDEN PL
437WALNUT CIRNamed for a treeTree
438WARWICK LNNamed for a town in and the county seat of Warwickshire in Central England; also, a castleEngland
439WASHINGTON AVENamed to honor President George Washington (1732-1799)American History
440WATCHUNG DRNamed for a branch of the Lenni Lenape Indians who inhabited NJ. The name means “mountain place”Native American
441WAVERLY PL
442WAYNE TERRNamed for General “Mad Anthony” Wayne (1745-1796), American Revolutionary War leaderRevolutionary War
443WEDGEWOOD DRNamed for ceramic ware made by Josiah Wedgewood (1730-1795), English potterEngland
444WELLINGTON DRNamed for the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), known as Arthur Wellesly and “Iron Duke”, British general, statesman and prime ministerEngland
445WEXFORD WAYNamed for a county in the southeast Republic of IrelandIreland
446WHARTON WAYNamed for Edith Wharton (1862-1937), American novelistAmerican History
447WHISPERING WOODS LN
448WHITENACK RDNamed for the Whitenack family which settled here in the mid-18th Century and were large landownersLocal Resident
449WHITETAIL LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
450WHITTINGHAM RDNamed for a thoroughfare in London, EnglandEngland
451WILDWOOD DRName means a wood growing in the wild – a forestArea Feature
452WILLIAM STNamed for a family member of the developerDeveloper Named
453WILLOW STNamed for a treeTree
454WINDING LNDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
455WINDSOR WAYNamed for Windsor Castle, site of residenceEngland
456WISTERIA WAYPlant
457WITHERSPOON LNNamed for Dr. John Witherspoon (1723-1794), patriot, NJ signer of the Declaration of Independence and president of Princeton UniversityNew Jersey
458WOLF LNNamed for Lyla Wolf Florio’s maiden name, property ownerLocal Resident
459WOODMAN LNNamed for a forester, dealer of wood, lumbermanAmerican History
460WOODS ENDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
461WOODSTONE RDDescribes a feature of the areaArea Feature
462WOODWARD LNNamed for Woodward family which supplied grain and material to the Revolutionary War troops at Jockey HollowLocal Resident
463YORKSHIRE CTNamed for the family seat of Sir Francis Bernard (1712-1779) in EnglandEngland
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