Franklin Lakes

  • In the 17th century, Lenape Indians traveled the land we now call Franklin Lakes.  They made winter camp in the “Clove” near Buttermilk Falls and fished in Micharagrape Pond ( now Franklin Lake).

 

Slowly, the Dutch settlers made their way west from the Hudson River Valley.  In 1701 the East Jersey Proprietors confirmed to Michael Hawden the land around the Pond.  In 1772 Franklin Township was formed and included much of northwestern Bergen County.  Farming was the major occupation of the early inhabitants, mostly Dutch with the names of Van Winkle, Van Houten, Ackerman, Pulisfelt, Van Blarcom, etc.  They built solid farmhouses of sandstone and fieldstone.  Fourteen of these historic homes still stand in our Borough.

The railroad stations were built in 1869 when the New Jersey Midland Railroad was extended to Oakland.  One station stood at Campgaw on Pulis Avenue, the other at Crystal Lake on High Mountain Road.  Residents used the train for commuting, moving goods and mail.

Around the turn of the century, estate houses and mansions began to appear in the area.  The industrial revolution brought wealth, and many of the wealthy became “gentleman farmers,” sometimes living here only in the summer.  Examples of these houses include the Bartholf-Hughes house on Somerset, the Post-Terhune house on Franklin Lake Road, and the Atterbury-Brockhurst house on Ewing Avenue.

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