Old Tappan is a suburb of New York City with a population of 5,999. Old Tappan is in Bergen County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Old Tappan offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. The public schools in Old Tappan are highly rated.
The Delaware Indian word "Tuphanne" is where the name Tappan is derived from. It means cold water. Why it was named Old Tappan, no one knows, but it is believed that it was to distinguish it from Tappan, New York, of which Old Tappan was formerly a part. In 1704, Cosyn Haring, one of the original 16 parents, obtained a land grant from Queen Anne of England for most of the land which is now Old Tappan.
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