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Hudson County
New Jersey
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Hudson County lies several hundred feet from the western shore of Ellis and Liberty Islands, and has always been a gateway for many immigrants to the United States. Both Ellis Island and Liberty Island lie entirely within Hudson County's waters, which extend to the New York state line at the middle of the Hudson River. Liberty Island is wholly part of New York. Ellis Island is jointly administered by the states of New Jersey and New York. Nine-tenths of its land is technically part of Hudson County, with the remainder being part of New York.

Hudson County is also recognized as one of the Northeast's major transportation and industrial hubs

Bayonne (city)
East Newark (borough)
Guttenberg (town)
Harrison (town)
Hoboken (city)
Jersey City (city)
Kearny (town)
Secaucus (town)
Union City (city)
West New York (town).

North Bergen



Census Data

Christian Home for Orphan Children

Historical Pictures


Military Data

Newspaper Data

Obituaries and Death Notices

Poor House 


Recent Website Updates:

January 2018
Jim Brown Hanged -
Transcribed by Heather Holley

Past Updates

The county seat is Jersey City.

Surrounding Counties:

Bergen County, New Jersey - north
New York County, New York - east
Essex County, New Jersey - west
Union County, New Jersey - west
Richmond County, New York - south

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