Hoboken

The name "Hoboken" was chosen by Colonel John Stevens when he bought land, on a part of which the city still sits. The Lenape (later called Delaware Indian) tribe of Native Americans referred to the area as the "land of the tobacco pipe", most likely to refer to the soapstone collected there to carve tobacco pipes, and used a phrase that became "Hopoghan Hackingh".[25][26][27] Like Weehawken, its neighbor to the north, Communipaw and Harsimus to the south, Hoboken had many variations in the folks-tongue. Hoebuck, old Dutch for high bluff and likely referring to Castle Point, was used during the colonial era and later spelled as Hobuck,[28] Hobock,[29] Hobuk[30] and Hoboocken.[31] The origin of Hoboken's name was not related to the Hoboken district of Antwerp. However, in the nineteenth century, a folk etymology had emerged linking the town of to the similarly-named Flemish town.[32]

Today, Hoboken's unofficial nickname is the "Mile Square City",[1] but it actually covers about 1.25 square miles (3.2 km2) of land and an area of 2 square miles (5.2 km2) when including the under-water parts in the Hudson River.[2] During the late 19th/early 20th century the population and culture of Hoboken was dominated by German language speakers who sometimes called it "Little Bremen", many of whom are buried in Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen.

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$475,000
Hoboken, NJ
2
beds
1
baths
Listing Courtesy Of
KELLER WILLIAMS CITY LIFE REALTY - 201-659-8600
HUDSONCO
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$749,000
Hoboken, NJ
2
beds
2
baths
Listing Courtesy Of
VUE REALTY GROUP LLC - 201-683-8700
HUDSONCO
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$1,699,000
Hoboken, NJ
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Jill Biggs
Coldwell Banker, Hoboken
NEWJERSEY
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$1,699,000
Hoboken, NJ
3
beds
3
baths
Listing Courtesy Of
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE - 201-798-3300
HUDSONCO
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$600,000
Hoboken, NJ
2
beds
1
baths
Listing Courtesy Of
KELLER WILLIAMS CITY LIFE REALTY - 201-659-8600
HUDSONCO
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