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Bloomfield is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 47,315,[7][8][9] reflecting a decline of 368 (-0.8%) from the 47,683 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,622 (+5.8%) from the 45,061 counted in the 1990 Census.[18] It surrounds the Bloomfield Green Historic District.

Silver Lake (2010 total population of 4,243[19]) is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated area defined by the United States Census Bureau as of the 2010 Census that is split between Belleville (with 3,769 of the CDP’s residents) and Bloomfield (474 of the total).[20] Brookdale (2010 population of 9,239[21]) is a CDP located entirely within Bloomfield.[20]

History of  The Town

The Thomas Cadmus House was originally built in 1763 by Revolutionary War Lt. Col. Thomas Cadmus, and reconstructed in 1915 using the stones and foundation that had been used to build the original home. The house is at 223 Ashland Avenue (also known as 190 Washington Street) built on wooded land that been owned by his grandfather, Johannes Cadmus. General George Washington is said to have visited the home in 1778.[22]

Bloomfield was incorporated as a township from portions of Newark Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1812.[23] The new township took its name from the Presbyterian parish, which had been named for Governor of New Jersey Joseph Bloomfield.[24]

At the time it was incorporated, the township covered 20.52 square miles (53.1 km2) (almost four times its current area of 5.3 square miles (14 km2)) and included several municipalities which were formed from portions of Bloomfield during the course of the nineteenth century, including Belleville (created on April 8, 1839), Montclair (April 15, 1868), Woodside Township (March 24, 1869) and Glen Ridge (February 13, 1895).[23][25]

Bloomfield was incorporated as a town on February 26, 1900.[23] In July 1981, residents voted to adopt the township form of government

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