New Jersey Name Origins III

Can you name the incorporated municipalities of New Jersey that derive their names from the listed origins?

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CountyMuni.Named for ...
Bergen
(Pop. 30,487)
the 20th president of the United States
Essex*
(30,134)
the Dutch King William III, prince of a colorful former fiefdom
Essex
(35,926)
the French for 'beautiful city'
Monmouth*
(30,719)
a lengthy arm of the Shrewsbury River
Middlesex
(22,625)
New Jersey's first colonial governor, Sir Philip
Morris
(4,160)
a pair of lakes nestled in the rising hills of central Morris County
Essex
(7,527)
a bucolic ridge formed by Toney's Brook
Ocean
(968)
its location at the entrance to Barnegat Bay
Gloucester
(4,216)
the large antlered mammals that were hunted nearby in colonial times
Monmouth
(5,950)
a small payment of precious metal made to local natives for the land (possibly apocryphal)
CountyMuni.Named for ...
Essex
(53,926)
an American author known for Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle
Gloucester
(18,533)
the early glass industry established in the area
Bergen
(26,652)
its location in an open region of central Bergen County
Essex
(13,297)
a fair Italian town, which was the setting for several Shakespeare plays
Passaic
(84,136)
its location under a cliff of Weasel Mountain
Ocean
(1,156)
a ship that wrecked upside down near the midpoint of Long Beach Island
Sussex
(3,467)
the German for 'place of freedom'
Essex
(20,065)
a brook that supplied power for a paper mill (now a playhouse)
Bergen*
(5,711)
its location in Bergen County's northern woods
Hunterdon
(1,374)
Paul Henri Mallet-Prevost, a Swiss fugitive from the French Revolution
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  • Counties marked with a "*" indicate that multiple municipalities share the same place name etymology; only the most direct namesake will display, but typing in that display answer followed by the word "bonus" will display all the accepted options, if you are curious. A few unincorporated places and inexact matches are also accepted but not displayed as bonuses.
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