Place:Totowa, Passaic, New Jersey, United States

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NameTotowa
Alt namesTotawasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34007436
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.903°N 74.217°W
Located inPassaic, New Jersey, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Laurel Grove Memorial Park
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Totowa (pronounced "TO-tuh-wuh" ) is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 10,844,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 912 (+9.2%) from the 9,892 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 285 (-2.8%) from the 10,177 counted in the 1990 Census.

Totowa was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1898, from portions of the now-defunct Manchester Township and Wayne Township. The name Totowa comes from the Native American name for the Passaic Falls, and literally means sinking or "falling water" Also means, between mountains and water.

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