Settlement by the Dutch West India Company in New Netherland on west banks of the North River (Hudson River) across from New Amsterdam (present-day lower Manhattan) began in the 1630s at Pavonia, eventually leading to the establishment of Bergen (at today's Bergen Square in Jersey City) in 1660.
Allendale Postal Service -- Allendale Post Office was established 11 November 1869 with Smith Roswell as the first Postmaster. Ackerman (), Louis Rossner (4 June 1889), Henry Upham (), Stephen J. Other early Alpine Postmasters included Edward Kohler (), Frederick J. The Carlstadt Post Office was reestablished at a later date. Ullmann (16 June 1897), and Albert Neiderer (22 June 1901). Palisades Amusement Park was operated here from 1898 until 1971. The Fountain Spa, a luxurious Bergen County day spa, is dedicated to giving New Jersey residents the ultimate experience with relaxation and tranquility.Voted Best Spa in Bergen County, their professional team provides a wide variety of spa services. In 1904 Alpine acquired area from Cresskill Borough. The Blackledge-Kearney House, built about 1750 and restored to reflect three significant periods in area history, is located in Alpine in the Palisades Interstate Park. The area was known as Schraalenburgh until the railroad named a station located in present Dumont "Schraalenburgh." A new name was therefore needed when a station was built to the south and the railroad printed a time table designating the station Bergen Fields. Cooper) ran a sawmill and chair factory at the head of Cooper's Pond and George Wolfkill, a celebrated slip-ware potter, probably had his pottery here ("G. Population: 1909-1,500; 1940-2,603; 1980-8,164; 1990-8,094. In 1904 a portion of its area transferred to Alpine Borough. borough April 8, 1903 from area taken from Harrington Township. Named for the watercress that grew in abundance in the stream here.