Kearny is located in the state of New Jersey and a town in the northwestern part of Hudson County, wherein it is as well as a suburb of Newark. Kearny was named after Philip Kearny - a Civil War general. The area began as a township that was formed through an act of the New Jersey Legislature and has started from the portions of Harrison Township. The sais portion of the township was then taken in 1895 in order to form East Newark. And in 1899, Kearny was then incorporated as a town which was based on the referendum that was held. The town’s Arlington section was then named after the Arlington Station that is located on the Erie Railroad at the Arlington Mill plant. The area of the Kearny Township was obtained by a military man from Barbados and named it after as New Barbadoes Neck and paid a customary 20 pounds sterling to Chief Tantaqua of the Hackensack tribe in order for him to acquire and reserve their rights and titles. However, the area was then sold and was then renamed back to Kearny. This unique location created a hybrid between suburb and big city— larger properties and homes can be found north at the Arlington section of the town, while modest single-family homes, two-family houses, and three- and four-story apartment buildings congregate near the town center. No matter where you are in Kearny, you’re always near the city’s thriving commercial district that’s filled with great restaurants, historic old homes, and cultural attractions and recreational spots like the Kearny Museum, Edgemont Memorial Park, Battery Park, and the West Hudson Park.
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