Place:Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States

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NameWestfield
Alt namesWestfield Townshipsource: wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates40.65°N 74.343°W
Located inUnion, New Jersey, United States
Also located inEssex, New Jersey, United States     (1794 - 1857)
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Westfield is a town in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 30,316,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 672 (+2.3%) from the 29,644 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 774 (+2.7%) from the 28,870 counted in the 1990 Census.

The old village area, now the downtown district, was settled in 1720 as part of the Elizabethtown Tract. Westfield was originally formed as a township on January 27, 1794, from portions of Elizabeth Township, while the area was still part of Essex County, and was incorporated on February 21, 1798, as a one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It became part of the newly formed Union County on March 19, 1857. Portions of the township have been taken to form Rahway Township (February 27, 1804), Plainfield Township (April 5, 1847), Cranford Township (March 14, 1871), Fanwood Township (March 6, 1878; now known as Scotch Plains), Mountainside (September 25, 1895) and Hillside (April 3, 1913). The Town of Westfield was incorporated on March 4, 1903, replacing Westfield Township.

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