Township of Belleville

Belleville, the Cherry Blossom Capital of America, gets its name from the French words belle - meaning beautiful, and ville - meaning town. Belleville sits on the west bank of the Passaic River in Essex County. The relationship between the town and the river hints of the great changes that Belleville has experienced during its 300-year history. Originally known as "Second River" or "Washington", the inhabitants renamed the settlement "Belleville" in 1797. Belleville was originally incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1839, from portions of Bloomfield. Portions of the township were taken to create Woodside Township (now defunct) and Franklin Township, which is present-day Nutley.

Click here to navigate to the official website of the Township of Belleville.

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Brendan Gill Freeholder