Local Names

If you didn’t find your locale within the 21 municipalities of Union county, check out the list of local names below. Beware, though, that some names are found more than once and in different counties and municipalities!

Want to know where these names came from? Look them up in the Origins of New Jersey Place Names (PDF).

Aldene Roselle boro
Alton Scotch Plains twp.
Ashbrook Clark twp.
Baltusrol Springfield twp.
Bayway Linden city
Benders Corners Berkeley Heights twp.
Berkeley Heights Berkeley Heights twp.
Betsytown Elizabeth city
Branch Mills Springfield twp.
Brantwood Park Summit city
Chestnut Union twp.
Clark twp. Clark twp
Connecticut Farms Union twp
Cranford Cranford twp
Elizabeth Elizabeth city
Elizabethport Elizabeth city
Elmora Elizabeth city
Fanwood Fanwood boro
Florence Mills Clark twp
Galloping Hill Park Kenilworth boro
Garwood Garwood boro
Germantown Westfield town
Glenside Park Berkeley Heights twp.
Goodmans Scotch Plains twp.
Graceland Scotch Plains twp.
Grasselli Linden city
Great Island Elizabeth city
Headlentown Union twp.
Hillside Hillside twp.
Johnsons Bridge New Providence boro
Kenilworth Kenilworth boro
Lenox Clark twp.
Linden Linden city
Lorraine Roselle Park boro
Lyons Farms Hillside twp.
Madison Hill Clark twp.
Milltown Springfield twp.
Milltown Union twp.
Morris Mills Linden city
Mountainside Mountainside boro
Murray Hill New Providence boro
Netherwood Plainfield city
New Providence Berkeley Heights twp.
New Providence boro New Providence boro
North Elizabeth Elizabeth city
North Rahway Rahway city
Picton Clark twp.
Plainfield Plainfield city
Rahway Rahway city
Roselle Roselle boro
Roselle Park Roselle Park boro
Salem Union twp.
Saybrooke Hillside twp.
Scotch Plains Scotch Plains twp.
Springfield Springfield twp.
Springfield twp. Springfield twp.
Stony Hill Berkeley Heights twp.
Summit Summit city
Tall Oaks Summit city
Tamaques Reservation Mill Westfield town
Townley Union twp.
Tremley Linden city
Two Bridges Scotch Plains twp.
Union Union twp.
Union twp. Union twp.
Union Village Berkeley Heights twp.
Unionville Union twp.
Vaux Hall Union twp.
Vreeland Hills Linden city
Warinanco Park Roselle boro
Warners Linden city
West Summit New Providence boro
Westfield Westfield town
Wheatshead Linden city
Willow Grove Scotch Plains twp.
Winfield Winfield twp.

Still can’t find the location? Check out the towns by county list. Or search the NJ Localities place names for local names in other counties.

Page Updated March 2024