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Whippany, New Jersey
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Coordinates: 40°49′28″N 74°25′02″W / 40.82444°N 74.41722°W / 40.82444; -74.41722Coordinates: 40°49′28″N 74°25′02″W / 40.82444°N 74.41722°W / 40.82444; -74.41722
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Morris
Township Hanover
233 ft (71 m)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID 0881770

Whippany is a unincorporated community located within Hanover Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. 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.

Notable organizations

  • J. E. Ashworth & Sons operated a woolen blanket mill
  • The Whippany Railway Museum, located in the central area
  • Bayer HealthCare
  • Communication Techniques, Inc. (CTI), a wholly own subsidiarity of Herley Industries
  • The New Jersey Jewish News, a weekly newspaper published by United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey
  • CAE Inc. provides flight simulation and crew training services to the Business Aviation community
  • Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey


  • Whippany Park High School, public high school
  • Our Lady of Mercy Academy, a Catholic school operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson
  • Memorial Junior School, public middle school
  • Salem Drive School, public elementary school
  • Bee Meadow School, public elementary school
  • Mountview Road School, public elementary school
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