National Register Listings in
Hudson County, New Jersey

Assembly of Exempt Firemen Building Barrow, Dr. William, Mansion Bayonne Truck House No. 1 Bayonne Trust Company Buildings at 1200-1206 Washington Street Church of Our Lady of Grace Church of the Holy Innocents Clark Thread Company Historic District Engine Company No. 2 Engine Company No. 3 Engine Company No. 4 Engine Company No. 5 Engine Company No. 6 Engine House No. 3, Truck No. 2 Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Terminal at Hoboken Fairmount Apartments Ficken's Warehouse Firemen's Monument First Baptist Church First Reformed Dutch Church of Bergen Neck Grace Church Van Vorst Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Warehouse Hackensack Water Company Complex Hale-Whitney Mansion Hamilton Park Historic District Hamilton Park Historic District Extension (Boundary Increase) Harsimus Cove Historic District Highland Hose No. 4 Hoboken City Hall Hoboken Free Public Library and Manual Training School Hoboken Land and Improvement Company Building Hook and Ladder No. 3 Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse Hudson County Courthouse Jefferson Trust Company Jersey City Central Railroad Terminal Jersey City High School Jersey City Medical Center Jersey City YMCA KESTREL (steam yacht) Keuffel and Esser Manufacturing Complex Labor Bank Building Lembeck and Betz Eagle Brewing Company District Monastery and Church of Saint Michael the Archangel Old Bergen Church Paulus Hook Historic District Paulus Hook Historic District (Boundary Increase) Pohlmann's Hall Reservoir No. 3 Robbins Reef Light Station Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church and Rectory Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church St. Patrick's Parish and Buildings Stevens, Edwin A., Hall United Synagogue of Hoboken Van Vorst Park Historic District Van Vorst Park Historic District (Boundary Increase) Van Wagenen House Walker, William Hall, Gymnasium West Bergen-East Lincoln Park Historic District
The first recorded boardwalk in the world was built in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1870. The boardwalk was originally constructed as a way to keep sand out of the city's hotels and railway cars.
Hudson County, located in the northeastern part of New Jersey, has a rich and diverse history that dates back centuries. The area was initially inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans before the arrival of European settlers. In the early 17th century, Dutch traders established the settlement of Bergen, making it one of the earliest permanent European settlements in the region.

During the American Revolutionary War, Hudson County played a strategic role due to its location near New York City. It was the site of several skirmishes and was occupied by both American and British forces at various times. After the war, the county experienced rapid industrialization and urban development, fueled by the growth of the shipping, manufacturing, and trade industries.

In the mid-19th century, waves of immigrants, including Irish, German, and Italian, came to Hudson County, seeking employment in the burgeoning industries. This immigration wave, coupled with the industrial boom, led to the establishment of vibrant ethnic neighborhoods and a diverse cultural landscape that continues to this day.

In the 20th century, Hudson County faced numerous challenges but also experienced periods of growth and transformation. The area saw waves of immigration from Eastern Europe and Latin America, contributing to its cultural diversity. Over the years, the county underwent revitalization efforts to attract investments, improve infrastructure, and enhance the quality of life for its residents.

Today, Hudson County is a vibrant and dynamic community, known for its bustling cities, diverse population, and proximity to New York City. It continues to evolve and thrive, blending its rich history with modern urban life.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Hudson County, New Jersey.

  • 1600s - Hudson County was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native American tribe
  • 1609 - Henry Hudson sails past the area while exploring the Hudson River
  • 1660 - Dutch settlers establish the village of Bergen, the first permanent European settlement in the area
  • 1664 - The British take control of the area from the Dutch and rename Bergen to Bergen Township
  • 1776 - During the American Revolution, British forces occupy Hudson County
  • 1804 - Jersey City is established as a town, named after the nearby state of New Jersey
  • 1840s - Industrialization begins in Hudson County, with the opening of factories and shipyards
  • 1861-1865 - Many residents of Hudson County fight in the American Civil War
  • 1870 - Hudson County becomes an important transportation hub with the completion of the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad
  • 1908 - Construction of the Holland Tunnel begins, connecting Hudson County to New York City
  • 1916 - The Black Tom explosion occurs in Jersey City, an act of sabotage during World War I
  • 1960s - Urban renewal projects lead to the construction of new residential and commercial buildings
  • 1982 - The County of Hudson is officially established