Bayonne Historical Society
Charter of City of Bayonne

State of New Jersey

Chapter CXLVII

An Act to incorporate the City of Bayonne, in the County of

Hudson, and State of New Jersey

Title 1.


  1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. That all that part of the county of Hudson, lying south of the Morris Canal, included within the following boundaries, that is to say, commencing at a point in Newark Bay, where a line, if drawn from a point where the Morris Canal nears said bay into the same at right angles thereto, would intersect the westerly boundary of the township of Greenville; thence southeasterly along said line to the Morris Canal; thence along the southerly line of the Morris Canal to New York Bay; thence into said bay at right angles thereto, to the boundary line between the states of New Jersey and New York; thence along said boundary line through New York Bay and the Kill Von Kull into Newark Bay to the place of beginning, at present known as the township of Bayonne, shall be one municipal corporation, to be known and called the city of Bayonne, and the citizens of the state from time to time, inhabitants within said boundaries, shall be and constitute said corporation; they shall have all the powers necessary for carrying out the objects and purposes of this act, and may have a common seal, alterable at pleasure, and by the title of "The Mayor and City Council of the City of Bayonne," may sue and be sued in the courts of this state.
  1. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 10, 1869