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Welcome to Montclair ...

Montclair is located in Essex County<1>.

When the people of Montclair refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Montclairian<2>

Montclair was established in 1868.

Montclair is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The ZIP code for Montclair: 07042<5>

Websites for Montclair ...

Junior League:   www.jlmn.org/

Communities Also Named Montclair ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Montclair - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky (2), Massachusetts, North Carolina (5), South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Montclair ...

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

  • New York [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [Kings County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Montclair
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Montclair
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<7>
  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Montclair
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Montclair
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Montclair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<7>
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
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      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Montclair
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Montclair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
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    • Clifton [Passaic County]
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      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the northeast of Montclair
      • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Montclair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Union City [Hudson County]
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      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Montclair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City

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 Montclair. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Montclair.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Montclair. 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 Montclair.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montclair. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Montclair.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montclair ...

Looking for more information about Montclair? 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 Montclair, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Montclair.

Adding Montclair to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Montclair 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 Montclair was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Essex County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montclair. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Montclair refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Montclair may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montclair - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Montclair). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montclair or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montclair) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montclair. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontclairOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montclair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8256, Longitude: -74.2077    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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