Weehawken

Weehawken wē´hôkən, wēhô´kən [key], township (1990 pop. 12,385), Hudson co., NE N.J., on the Hudson River opposite New York City, with which it is connected by the Lincoln Tunnel inc. 1859. It is mostly residential. Highwood, the James Gore King estate, was the scene in 1804 of the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton . A bronze bust commemorates Hamilton, who was fatally wounded.

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