Whippany, New Jersey

Whippany is an unincorporated area located within Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey. Cedar Knolls is another unincorporated area within Hanover Township. Whippany's name is derived from the Whippanong Native Americans, a tribe that once inhabited the area. Whippanong meant "place of the willows", named for the trees growing along the banks of the Whippany River [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE1D61630F93BA3575BC0A96F958260 If You're Thinking of Living In /Whippany, N.J.; Where Houses Are In High Demand] , "The New York Times", August 8, 1999.]


[http://www.olmacademy.com/ Our Lady of Mercy Academy] is a Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. [ [http://www.patersondiocese.org/moreinfo.cfm?Web_ID=43 Morris County Elementary / Secondary Schools] , Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson. Accessed July 26, 2008.]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Whippany include:
*Sal Canzonieri (born 1960), guitarist for Electric Frankenstein.Fact|date=April 2008
*Dan Frischman (born 1959), character actor, noted for his many roles of playing socially inept "geeks" and "nerds". [Johnson, Janis. [http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=MH&s_site=miami&p_multi=MH&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EB366B74D5758C6&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM "PLAYING A NERD IS 'TOO EASY'"] , "The Miami Herald", February 16, 1987. Accessed December 11, 2007. "But is the 23-year-old Whippany, N.J., native, character actor and stand-up comedian a nerd."]


External links

* [http://www.whippanong.org/hanover.html "A Place Called Whippany" Its history and contemporary times]

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