Whippany, New Jersey

Whippany is a unincorporated community located within Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.[2] Whippany's name is derived from the Whippanong Native Americans, a tribe that once inhabited the area. Whippanong meant "place of the willows", named for the trees growing along the banks of the Whippany River.[3]

Whippany, New Jersey
Whippany is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Whippany's location in Morris County (Inset: Morris County in New Jersey)
Whippany is located in New Jersey
Whippany (New Jersey)
Whippany is located in the United States
Whippany (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°49′28″N 74°25′02″W / 40.82444°N 74.41722°W / 40.82444; -74.41722Coordinates: 40°49′28″N 74°25′02″W / 40.82444°N 74.41722°W / 40.82444; -74.41722
Country United States
State New Jersey
233 ft (71 m)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID0881770[1]


The earliest European settlers to live along the Whippany River can be traced back to 1685. The Whippany River was an integral part of life in the area; it provided the water power for the various mills which operated in the town.[4]


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People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Whippany include:


  1. ^ "Whippany". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed June 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Cheslow, Jerry. "If You're Thinking of Living In /Whippany, N.J.; Where Houses Are In High Demand", The New York Times, August 8, 1999. Accessed May 19, 2012.
  4. ^ Hepler, Steven P.; Krygoski, Robert F. (1998). Hanover Township: Whippany and Cedar Knolls. Mount Pleasant: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0752409764.
  5. ^ *Morris County, Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson Catholic Schools Office. Accessed July 26, 2008.
  6. ^ "Barclays relocating jobs from Manhattan to Whippany New Jersey".
  7. ^ "James E. Ashworth". Times Herald-Record. 1910. ... came to United States as a young man. Manufactured horse blankets in Vermont. Came to this place (Westbrookville, New York) had a heavy loss due to fire. After the fire he went to Whippany, New Jersey. Later he returned to this place, engaged in the saw mill business and later rebuilt the mill and conducted a large blanket manufacturing business.
  8. ^ "Herley CTI". Retrieved June 15, 2010.
  9. ^ "Herley Industries, Inc. Acquires Communication Techniques, Inc. (CTI), a Subsidiary of Dover Technologies, Inc". Herley News. March 29, 2004. Retrieved June 15, 2010.
  10. ^ Benson, John. "Electric Frankenstein delivers a jolt", Youngstown Vindicator, June 17, 2010. Accessed May 19, 2012. ""We're a real meat-and- potatoes rock 'n' roll band that doesn't waste people's time," said guitarist Sal Canzonieri, calling from Whippany, N.J."
  11. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy. "Tony Awards 2019: N.J.'s Ali Stroker and Damon Daunno nominated for ‘Oklahoma!’ revival; see full list of nominees", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, April 30, 2019. Accessed June 30, 2019. "Daunno, 34, who hails from Whippany, is also a musician and composer and plays guitar in Oklahoma!"
  12. ^ Johnson, Janis. "Playing a Nerd is Too Easy", The Miami Herald, February 16, 1987. Accessed December 11, 2007. "But is the 23-year-old Whippany, N.J., native, character actor and stand-up comedian a nerd."
  13. ^ Berman, Marc. "The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) coming to Revel", NJ.com, April 16, 2012. Accessed July 18, 2012. "New Jersey is very well represented by UFC stars Dan Miller (Whippany), Nick Catone (Englewood), and Rich Attonito (Elizabeth)."
  14. ^ Meisel, Barry. "A Giant Gamble BC's Saxton Replaces Injured Pierce", New York Daily News, November 11, 1996. Accessed December 11, 2019. "People wanted to talk to Brian Saxton throughout the practice week, and not only because he's a Boston College football alumnus. The 24-year-old native of Whippany, N.J., who spent the entire season sitting behind Aaron Pierce on the depth chart at H-back was prepared to fill in a week earlier vs. Arizona, when Pierce suffered a sprained knee on the third play of the Giants' 16-8 win."
  15. ^ Sciolino, Elaine; and Van Natta Jr., Don. "Testing Of A President: The Confidant; Linda Tripp, Elusive Keeper Of Secrets, Mainly Her Own", The New York Times, March 15, 1998. Accessed April 28, 2017. "Linda Tripp was born Linda Carotenuto into a middle-class life in Whippany, N.J."

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