Introduction to Aberdeen, New Jersey
Aberdeen, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 5 miles W of Middletown, New Jersey and 23 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,454 people lived in Aberdeen.
This area was originally inhabited by the Lenne Lenape Native American people. Dutch settlers who came in the late 17th century pushed the Native Americans westward. Though they tried to build settlements from 1650 onwards, the Dutch could never succeed in making any permanent settlements. The town was named Aberdeen in November of 1977.
Aberdeen and nearby Attractions
- Matawan Art Gallery
- Holmes-Hendrickson House
- Hendrickson House
- Tatum Park
- Longstreet Farm
- Fort Wadsworth
Things To Do In Aberdeen
Aberdeen has several parks and areas of historical significance which are worth visiting. The town is near the waterfront, which provides good opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming.
Newark International Airport provides air transportation.
Aberdeen Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education can be reached at Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University, Rutgers University and Wagner College.