Paramus Turns 100

Paramus Turns 100

Journeys into Paramus

Paramus was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1922, and ratified by a referendum held on April 4, 1922, that passed by a vote of 238 to 10.

Paramus was created from portions of Midland Township, which now exists as Rochelle Park.

By the way, the name is usually said to be of Native American origin, derived from words meaning "land of the turkeys"[20] or meaning "pleasant stream."

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Photo Acknowledgments & Credits: Paramus Historical Society & Borough of Paramus