West Orange, town (1990 pop. 39,103), Essex co., NE N.J., a residential suburb of Newark; set off from Orange 1862, inc. 1900. "Glenmont," Thomas Edison's home in Llewellyn Park, and his laboratory (now a museum) are included in the Edison National Historic Site (see National Parks and Monuments, table).
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