This revived weekly feature is brought to you by the Meadowlands Commission’s Parks Department to give you some historical background on how local places, landmarks, and geographical features got their name.
One of Secaucus’ early grist mills, built around 1840, stood on the left bank of Mill Creek.
For half of the 20th Century, the property functioned as a marina, boat ramp and as a popular town pub, Tony’s Old Mill Inn, thought to built on the remains of the former gristmill.
The town purchased the property in 1990 for use as a park, and the Meadowlands Commission and the town developed it into a waterfront park. A millstone has been incorporated into the park’s logo (right).
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