The community of Englewood has a fascinating history that you can explore with the Englewood Historical Society. Learn more about your city this spring by getting out and exploring. You can also find detailed information about Englewood’s history on the Englewood Historical Society wiki.
The area that today makes up Englewood was inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans before European settlement began. Trading posts were established in the area in the early 17th century, but it wasn’t until 1859 that the community Englewood was officially registered by J. Wyman Jones. It is uncertain why the community was named Englewood. Two possible explanations of the name include that it comes from the family name Engle or that it is a derivation of the term “English neighborhood”.
Englewood grew throughout the mid-19th century, and the village was incorporated as a city just a few years before the turn of the century in 1894. Today, Englewood’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and close proximity to New York City continue to attract new residents.
Interested in learning more? Explore historic Englewood New Jersey and learn more about your community with a visit to the Englewood Public Library.