Place:Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States


Alt namesBarbadoes Necksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34003553
Kearneysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34003553
Coordinates40.763°N 74.137°W
Located inHudson, New Jersey, United States
Contained Places
Arlington Cemetery
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Kearny ( [1]) is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States and a suburb of Newark. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 40,684,[2][3][4] reflecting an increase of 171 (+0.4%) from the 40,513 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,639 (+16.2%) from the 34,874 counted in the 1990 Census.

Kearny is named after Civil War general Philip Kearny. It began as a township formed by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1867, from portions of Harrison Township. Portions of the township were taken on July 3, 1895, to form East Newark. Kearny was incorporated as a town on January 19, 1899, based on the results of a referendum held two days earlier. The Arlington section of town was named for Arlington Station on the Erie Railroad at the Arlington Mill plant, owned by Arlington Mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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