Place:Califon, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States


Alt namesCaliforniasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34000915
Coordinates40.72°N 74.837°W
Located inHunterdon, New Jersey, United States
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Califon is a borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,076,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 21 (+2.0%) from the 1,055 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 18 (-1.7%) from the 1,073 counted in the 1990 Census.

The town was to originally have been called California, but the name was shortened to Califon in order to fit on the welcome sign. Alternatively, the name was related to a bright yellow cattle feed sold during the Gold Rush.

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