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Maywood was formerly part of New Barbados Township; when Hackensack became a village, the westerly portion of New Barbados Town became Midland Township. It ranked high among the townships of the county for its diverse, beautiful scenery and productiveness of its land. The Revolutionary Army encamped within its borders, and General Washington frequently honored the early settlers by his presence. In 1871 the New Jersey Midland Railroad, now known as the New York Susquehanna and Western, was constructed and with the help of property owners, a railroad station was erected at a country road crossing and given the name Maywood. Maywood Station is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historical Places, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. In addition, the Maywood Station Museum is listed as a Historical Archive by the State of New Jersey. The station is also the official site of the New York, Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society's which holds hundreds of drawings, maps, track diagrams, photos, timetables and documents covering all of the history of New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad. Maywood is just north of Hackensack and West of Teaneck NJ. It is a part of a borough of Bergen County. Maywood was incorporated as a borough in June 1894 from portions of Midland Townships. The actual landscape of Maywood has a total area of 1.28 square miles. It shaped with mainly flat lands and trees. There is one main stream in Maywood. On the East side of town there is Coles Brook which is a stream that comes from Zabriskies Pond. In Zabriskies Pond many residents are allowed to fish in these streams and ponds. Even though you need a New Jersey certified fishing license. People have fished for Eels and some Catfish in the spring and summer months. If you're not into water sports you can always head to the plenty of Recreation Parks in town. There is Memorial park which the majority of little league sports are played and even some high school teams play here, there's also Firemen's memorial Park and Grove Avenue Park which is right near the Maywood Police Department. The school district in Maywood consist of two schools. After graduating from Maywood Avenue School, students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Hackensack High School in Hackensack New Jersey. Families are making the move to Maywood because how close it is to New York City. The commute time is roughly 45 minutes depending on traffic. There are many houses of historic value even though none of them are registered as historical landmarks. The area is considered to be a suburban single family residential neighbor. Most homes are single family dwellings but with classic and colonial touches.

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