Place:Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, United States

Coordinates40.662222°N 74.209167°W
Located inEssex, New Jersey, United States     (1693 - 1855)
Also located inUnion, New Jersey, United States     (1857 - )
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On March 13, 1855, the City of Elizabeth was created by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature, combining and replacing both Elizabeth Borough (which dated back to 1740) and Elizabeth Township (which had been formed in 1693), based on the results of a referendum held on March 27, 1855. On March 19, 1857, the city became part of the newly-created Union County. Portions of the city were taken to form Linden Township on March 4, 1861.