Do you know how Fanwood got it’s name? It is believed that this charming town was named in honor of Miss Fanny Wood, the daughter of a prominent railroad official. Fanny was a journalist who visited this area often, and wrote glowing pieces describing the scenery for leading New York periodicals. This encouraged people to hop on the train and visit, and many people relocated here! Today, the Fanwood Train Station remains the oldest original train station in Union County, and it’s beautiful Victorian Carpenter architecture structure serves as the “face” of Fanwood. Fanwood’s train station was added to the Nation Register of Historic places on July 17, 1980.
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