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Harrison is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town's population was 13,620, reflecting a decline of 804 (-5.6%) from the 14,424 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 999 (+7.4%) from the 13,425 counted in the 1990 Census. The town is a suburb of the nearby city of Newark, New Jersey. Once considered "the beehive of industry", the town is undergoing a residential renewal, particularly along the Passaic River.HistoryColonial era - 1840sThe area that is now Harrison was a part of a charter granted to Captain William Sandford of Barbados. New Barbadoes Neck consisted of 30000acre and extended north from Newark Bay to present-day Rutherford, between the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers. Sandford sent his nephew, Major Nathanial Kingsland, to enter into an agreement for the purchase the land from the Unami Native Americans, a branch of the Leni Lenape.In 1755, the first steam engine in North America was set up at the Schuyler Copper Mine in what is now North Arlington to help drain water from the mine.
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