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Welcome to Fairfield ...

Fairfield is located in Essex County<1>.

The location of Fairfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Fairfield is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fairfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Fairfield: (973) & (862)<4>

Communities Also Named Fairfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Jersey communities named Fairfield: This one is located in Essex County and the other is located in Monmouth County.

Beyond New Jersey, there are 91 communities that are also named Fairfield - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), British Columbia (2), California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (5), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina (4), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (6), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (6), Texas (2), Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia (4), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fairfield.

Communities near Fairfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fairfield.

  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Paterson [Passaic County]
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    • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
  • Elizabeth [Union County]
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    • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Fairfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
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      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Bayonne [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayonne
      • Bayonne [Hudson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayonne
    • East Orange [Essex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Orange
      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Orange
    • West New York [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West New York
      • West New York [Hudson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West New York have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West New York

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fairfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fairfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fairfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairfield. See our Newspapers Page for Fairfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairfield ...

Looking for more information about Fairfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fairfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fairfield.

Adding Fairfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fairfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fairfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fairfield on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fairfield on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8837, Longitude: -74.3060       In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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