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Weehawken (wē´hôkən, wēhô´kən), 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.