Maywood Historical Advisory Committee

Maywood was formerly part of New Barbados Township; when Hackensack became a village, the westerly portion of New Barbados Township 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.” In 1872, the pre-revolutionary route connecting Hackensack to Paramus, now known as Passaic Street, was straightened and laid out in its present form.